Available with 1.0 RID Professional Studies CEUs!
CS200 – Introduction to Cued American English, a 5 week instructor-led online course, provides an overview of the Cued Speech system and includes all the handshapes and hand placements associated with each phoneme, or speech sound, of spoken English.
CS200 includes the CS100 online curriculum which takes you through the foundations and mechanics of Cued Speech, with examples of different words and phrases cued at each placement with each hand shape. CS200 also includes three weeks worth of drills and weekly supports in building fluency in Cued American English.
Each week will include
- Weekly Class Sessions (1 hour at 12 PM EST Tuesdays)
- Weekly Lab Sessions (choose a 1 hour session on Thursday at 7 PM EST or Friday at 12 PM EST)
- Weekly Quiz Checkpoints
- Weekly Video Assignments
CS200 also includes instructor interaction, quiz checkpoints and a course evaluation that you must complete in order to receive RID CEUs and a certificate of completion.
This course is only the first step in gaining fluency and building your understanding of the mechanics and principles of Cued Speech. At the end of this course, you will learn more about the next steps in building fluency in Cued American English as well as opportunities to make connections within the Cued Speech community.
Students will be led to create an account in Canvas, the e-learning platform. Instruction videos, written explanation and instruction, and demonstration videos will all be accessed through Canvas.
This course will be available from January 6, 2020, to February 10, 2020. Upon purchase of the course, you will receive an email confirmation of your registration with instructions for signing onto our Canvas Learning Management System. Contact email@example.com if you have issues accessing Canvas at http://cuecollege.instructure.com
Your course will appear in your Canvas dashboard on January 6. Upon successful completion of the course, you will have continued access to C200 course materials for independent practice.
Your CEUs will be reported to RID within 10 days of the end of the course.
If you need accommodations, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by December 15, 2019.
Anyone with no to minimal background knowledge who wants to learn and use Cued Speech.
Students will be able to
- Describe the system of Cued Speech for Cued American English including hand shapes, hand placements, mouth movements, and phoneme correspondence.
- Demonstrate correct form, posture, and synchronization of cues with corresponding mouth movements at the word-level regardless of speed.
- Demonstrate the ability to cue words and short phrases in Cued American English with accuracy and clarity regardless of speed.
- Weekly Class Sessions (1 hour – content review and group discussion)
- Weekly Lab Sessions (1 hour – practice-oriented group interaction)
- Weekly Quiz Checkpoints (knowledge checks)
- Weekly Video Assignments (expressive cueing skill development)
- Course Evaluation
Aaron grew up with Cued Speech as his primary mode of access and co-founded the CLEAR (Cuers for Leadership, Education, Advocacy, and Resources) program. He has presented at multiple professional conferences and educational institutions including ASHA, EHDI, Hands & Voices and taught multiple workshops on Cued American English. Aaron currently serves as executive director of the Rocky Mountain Cued Speech Association and program administrator of Cue College.
1. Describe the purpose and the philosophy behind the invention of Cued Speech for language acquisition and literacy with people who are deaf of hard-of-hearing.
2. Demonstrate the knowledge of Cued Speech consonant Handshapes 1-8 and vowel placements 1-4
3. Demonstrate the components required for Cued Speech Proficiency including Cueing Posture, Cueing clarity and Cueing read-ability
4. Demonstrate the ability to cue words and short phrases in English through Cued Speech.