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Cued Speech News
New one-day workshop

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:
·                 professionals who need to know about Cued Speech in order to ensure that they pass on accurate information to parents. 
To enquire about planned workshops or to arrange one for your group contact
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.

New Video
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.
Other news
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  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:
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.

June Dixon-Millar
Click here to see some early footage from the 1970's of June Dixon-Millar, the founder of The National Centre for Cued Speech (later re-named the Cued Speech Association UK – or CSAUK) teaching Emma, the profoundly deaf daughter of Winifred Tumim, later Lady Tumim. June was teaching Emma four mornings a week when, as June’s article reads:  'In 1970 she [Winifred] asked me if I would consider using Cued Speech. As a lack of clear communication had slowed all my teaching I jumped at it.'

June retired earlier this year from the Management committee. Her work has laid the foundations of Cued Speech in the UK and elsewhere, and is internationally recognized. For this she has received several awards.  We are delighted that she has agreed to write this account of her work.
Sadly, Lady Tumim died in November this year; those who use Cued Speech owe much to her vision.  
Click here to see our available courses
Please get in touch if you are interested in:
¨           Booking a place on one of the Courses or One-day Workshops.
¨           Organising a One-day Workshop or Course for your family or group.
¨           Learning to cue (even if you can’t attend the above courses and are not part of a group) - we will arrange a workshop or course in any area where we have 6 interested people.
¨           Discussing training options further with us.
Contact Kim on: 01803 832784
Current course costs are: One-day Workshop: £80, 2 day Course: £100,
3 day Course: £115, 4 day Course: £130, 5 day Course: £145. A discount, or occasionally free tuition, may be available for families or those with financial constraints. 
Free or reduced price tuition may be available for those in the Aylesburyor Northumberland, Tyneside, Durham and Cumbria areas thanks to the generosity of the Aylesbury Rotary Club and The W A Handley Charity Trust.
Cued Speech - complete spoken language through vision 
Cued Speech is a simple sound-based system which uses eight handshapes in four positions near the mouth together with the lip patterns of normal speech to make spoken language fully accessible to deaf and hearing-impaired babies, children and adults.
Cued Speech Association UK (CSAUK)
is a charity which was established in 1975 to provide information about and training in Cued Speech.
Contact details:
9 Jawbone Hill, Dartmouth
Devon TQ6 9RW
Voice & textphone: 01803 832 784
Executive Director: Anne Worsfold
Charity No 279523          Company No 1477997 

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