New one-day workshops have been developed which will cover the basics of the Cued Speech system, the research which proves its success, information about how to use Cued Speech and will introduce our e-learning.
The one-day workshops are suitable for:
· parents and professionals who just want a ‘taster’ in order to decide if they want to use or recommend Cued Speech
· parents and professionals who wish to learn Cued Speech primarily through our e-learning website: www.learntocue.co.uk
· professionals who need to know about Cued Speech in order to ensure that they pass on accurate information to parents.
Those who wish to learn through e-learning will also be offered follow-up workshops. The traditional 20-hour courses will still be offered to those who wish to learn face-to-face.
Charity Lunch hosted by celebrity chef John Burton Race
A total of £2,585 was raised for the Cued Speech Association UK.
Sixty diners enjoyed an outstanding meal hosted by John Burton Race and his staff in the lovely ambiance of The New Angel restaurant, Dartmouth. John said that the Cued Speech Association is a charity which is very close to his heart because he is partly deaf, which he said was part of the reason why he shouts a lot!
Our thanks to John and his wonderful staff - including Marion China, who used to be the Cued Speech Association’s administrator - who gave up their free time. Thanks also to John’s generous suppliers, who donated the ingredients. Together they providing a truly amazing meal for the second year running. Finally thanks go to Tim Hailstone and Coombe Galleries of Dartmouth who generously donated an outstanding piece of Raku Ceramics by acclaimed artist Rob Sollis as the raffle prize. The raffle raised £380.
Click here to see a packed six-minute long video that Carly Simpson, a film studies student who visited our Summer School earlier this year, has made capturing cuers learning and talking about the successes their children have experienced. Don’t miss the father describing how his profoundly deaf three-year old was ‘diagnosed’ with a reading age of seven!
BSL or English first for a deaf baby in a hearing home?
Advice from the National Literacy Trust - through their ‘Talk to your Baby Campaign’, firmly recommends that parents use their home language when talking to their children - not a language in which they are less than fluent. Click here for more.
Cued Speech Transliteration Many adults brought up with Cued Speech use other English-based communication support such as note-takers but would you prefer to use a Cued Speech Transliterator (CST)? There is currently no training or qualifications for CSTs in the UK. The Cued Speech Association would like to change this situation but to do so they need proof of need. If you would like to use a CST get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org. With proof of need we will start to fundraise for the resources to develop CST training and qualifications.
Free phonics resource for deaf children If you have yet to download the acclaimed THRASS free literacy software - the Phoneme Machine - please do not forget that the pictures and video clips of Cued Speech need to be downloaded additionally. Go to: www.THRASS.co.uk
Membership It’s that time again! A thriving membership is very important to us and gives you a voice in the Association. Please renew by 1st January either by cheque or through the ’donate now’ button on our website. Please help us raise funds without any cost to yourself, click here for further information.