Cued Speech and Cued Language for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children

C. LaSasso, K. Crain, J. Leybaert
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Carol LaSasso, Kelly Lamar Crain, Jacqueline Leybaert


For speech and hearing professionals interested in natural language acquisition, the development of reading, and academic achievement of deaf and hard of hearing children this book provides a multi-disciplinary perspective on the research and practical applications of cued speech and cued language. It is also appropriate as a textbook for graduate courses in deaf education programs as well as libraries of schools serving deaf children across the country. Theoretically and empirically based, this book is a vital source of information to any advocate, professional, or parent of a deaf child.

Readers of this book will learn that cueing has moved far beyond Cornett's 1966 invention of Cued Speech. This is true in terms of its use (by whom, how, and for what purposes); its status as a means of first-order language transmission; and cross-disciplinary contributions to numerous other fields of study, including: linguistics, psycholinguistics, cognition, speech science, hearing science, reading, and deaf education. Our understanding of visual language and communication has been enhanced by the inclusion of Cued Speech in academic dialogues by highlighting the similarities and differences among spoken, signed, and cued language. The book also covers the latest computer-generated aids to communication, which are either being developed for use with Cued Speech or were conceived because of Cued Speech. The expanding role of Cued Speech in the lives of hearing and deaf individuals (e.g., developmental, social, academic) is also discussed. Finally, readers of this book will understand how the case of Cued Speech lends further support to the notion that children, regardless of hearing status, have an irrepressible predisposition to acquire language, whether signed, spoken, or cued, whether alphabetic or tonal.


"The editors of this volume clearly hope to encourage more research on and the use of CS/L. They have, toward these ends, compiled chapters (and some full or partial reprints of previous publications) from authors in Belgium, France, Spain, and the USA to provide a data base upon which to build . . . If you want to learn about Cued Speech/Language - or if you are interested in the possible integration of visual and auditory information for acquisition of language - this is a book you should read . . . This is a unique volume however, and readers will find it interesting at a number of levels. It could provoke re-thinking of some long-held attitudes about the language potential of deaf children, processing of multi-modal language input, and even the nature of the relation between languages and the modalities through which they are represented. And, it provides in one location what is known, thought, and hoped about the contributions of Cued Speech and Language to deaf children's development. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn more about these topics."
—​​​​​​​Patricia Spencer, PSpencer Consulting LLC, Rockport, USA, International Journal of Audiology (2011)​​​​​​​


Details: 606 pages, B&W, Softcover, 7" x 10"

ISBN13: 978-1-59756-334-5

© 2010