Summer Cueing Weekend
The sun shone, tents were pitched, a small marque was erected as an informal classroom/crèche and cuers arrived from far and wide to enjoy the facilities at the River Dart Country Park.
Cueing practice was mainly set around activities and we all enjoyed and benefited from the relaxed atmosphere; so much that we plan to repeat ‘cueing through activities’ next year, although hopefully, funds allowing, as part of a longer Summer Camp with more formal sessions in addition.
Learn to cue or improve your cueing
Do you want to learn to cue with your baby or child?
Or have you learnt and need extra input to boost your confidence or improve your fluency?
We have many ways to help:
we can even come to your home (depending on area).
Are costs an issue?
We know that tuition fees can be a problem for many families and thanks to the generosity of the St James’s Place Foundation we now have a Bursary Fund so that we can offer subsidised and occasionally free tuition for parents of deaf babies and children. Contact us to talk through your training needs and how we can help.
New cued videos for young deaf children
Funded by a grant from the Big Lottery Fund, Cate Calder and volunteers have created some wonderful videoed resources - cued songs, stories and nursery rhymes - for deaf children, their families and for professionals. They are now being reproduced and will be available within days. We have a few to give free to families; contact us to request a copy.
Well done to Carly Simpson who has completed her level 2 Cued Speech exam and has since qualified to become our Cued Speech tutor for the North East.
Do you want to be a tutor for the Cued Speech Association UK? Do you have the level 2 Cued Speech exam? There are some geographical areas where we currently have no tutors and we are keen to widen our reach.
If you are interested, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Work with the Communication Trust on Phonics
The Communication Trust is a campaigning voice for children with speech, language and communication needs. They raise awareness, influence policy, promote best practice among the children's workforce and commission work from members of the Communication Consortium. The Consortium is a coalition of nearly 50 leading voluntary sector organisations, which includes the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, the General Teaching Council and the Cued Speech Association UK.
Our recent work with them has included contributing to Communicating Phonics, an on-line guide to support teachers delivering and interpreting the Department for Education’s (DfE) phonics test to children with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN).
The phonics test or phonics screen, is being administered to all Year 1 children from June 2012. The DfE has supplied universal guidance for administering the checklist and for interpreting and responding to the results. This guide, put together with the expertise of nearly 50 of specialist organisations, gives advice about delivering the test to children with SLCN and therefore fills a gap left in the government’s general advice. Communicating Phonics also includes advice about the overall literacy development of children with SLCN. To see the guide go to:
Cued Speech Association UK
is a charity which was established in 1975 to provide information about and training in Cued Speech.
This is achieved by:
- providing tuition
- creating and making available teaching materials
- maintaining standards by examining
- collecting & disseminating information about international research and good practice
- working with other organisations.
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