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4th Annual NVCSA Charity Golf Scramble

It's back!  The Northern Virginia Cued Speech Association (NVCSA) is hosting the 4th Annual Charity Golf Scramble and prize raffle at the Fort Belvoir Golf Course to benefit Cue Camp Virginia.  Non-golfing family members and friends are invited to attend the post-play patio BBQ dinner and raffle.  Participants will enjoy the musical stylings of Pierre Guertin and Rosemary Salvi as we view the sunset from the clubhouse patio.

Date: Friday, August 3rd, 2018 (Registration deadline: Wednesday, August 1st. Early Bird pricing ends Thursday, July 19th.)

Shotgun Start: 1:00 p.m.  Barbecue: 5:30 p.m.

The golf event is open to golfers of all levels and genders.  Sign up as an individual or bring a team (up to a foursome).  This is a "best ball" tournament, so you can play with your friends and just have fun!   All teams will have a chance to win prizes, regardless of individual skill level. Mulligans will be available for purchase at check-in!

Fee includes greens fees, cart, practice balls, 2 raffle tickets and post-play dinner. Cash beverage cart and cash bar will be available.

NVCSA is a 501(c)(3) charitable tax-exempt organization. Payments beyond the actual cost of the events are tax deductible. All golfers will receive a tax receipt.

Click here to register:   http://www.nvcsa.org/home/nvcsa-golf-tournament .

Questions? E-mail: info@nvcsa.org.


Coming up in Northern Virginia:

Weekly Cued American English practice sessions at the Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Persons, 3951 Pender Dr #130, Fairfax, VA 22030 in Fairfax, VA .

When?: every Friday from 6:00-8:00 p.m., beginning June 29th and ending August 31st. Contact mbellamy@cuedspeech.org for more information.


*Registration for Cue Camp Virginia will open here on August 1st!


Cued Speech 

is a mode of communication that allows for clear, unambiguous, visual access to spoken languages. Eight handshapes and four vowel placements, synchronized with natural mouth movements, represent all of the phonemes (sounds) in the English language. Cued Speech was created with the goal of increasing literacy among deaf students, and with early and consistent exposure, it has proven to do just that. Cued language can pair well with a bilingual approach to deaf education using ASL, or with cochlear implants and other Listening/Spoken Language strategies, as it uses the same target language.

In this class, participants will learn the entire Cued American English system, and will be able to cue anything in the English language (slowly).

Class location: Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons, 3951 Pender Dr #130, Fairfax, Va.

To register, email Angela Laptewicz at alaptewicz@cuedspeech.org. 


TEDx Presentation on Cued Speech

TEDx presentation on Cued Speech given during the summer of 2015 by Cathy Rasmussen, an educator with expertise in language and communication.


Photos from Cue Camp 2017

If you weren't there, here's what you missed:

Link to NVCSA SlickPic page with more option: Cue Camp 2017


What is Cued Speech?

The first CueMom - 1985



What is Cued Speech?

Cued Speech is a system consisting of one hand synchronized with the natural mouth movements of spoken language. In English the hand shows eight different hand shapes, representing 25 different con- sonant sounds, used in four placements around the mouth, representing 15 unique vowel sounds.

Cueing handshapes

Cued Speech helps the deaf person attach meaning to auditory information and helps to clarify the phonology of the spoken language.

Can Cued Speech Be Used With Other Communication Systems?

YES! Cued Speech complements all the various auditory and signed language approaches. The typical deaf cuer is flexible, able to communicate with speech, speechreading, Cued Speech, and signed language.

Why Should Cued Speech Be Used?

Literacy is the original and primary goal of Cued Speech, by providing the appropriate phonemic language base for learning to read. Cued Speech also supports the development of lipreading, auditory discrimination, and speech.

Cued Speech has been adapted to more than 65 different languages and dialects. Cued Speech associations and centers are located around the world.

RESEARCH AND THEORY SUPPORT CUED SPEECH (Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center, Gallaudet University, Fall 2003, Vol 5. Iss. 1)


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What is NVCSA?

The Northern Virginia Cued Speech Association (NVCSA) provides Education, Advocacy and Support for families and professionals who choose to use Cued Speech with deaf or hard of hearing children.

Young girls at Cue Camp.

NVCSA sponsors family-oriented get-togethers throughout the year, as well as periodic informational events. NVCSA volunteers plan and staff Cue Camp Virginia, a family learning weekend held annually over the Columbus Day weekend to provide Cued Speech instruction and a sense of community to families and professionals who choose to use Cued Speech.    


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