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From:  Amy Ruberl
Date:  Mon Sep 11, 2000  2:40 am
Subject:  Re: cued speech and SW flash-cards

HI Stefan,

I am curious to know if you are using the term "cued speech" to mean
informal/nonstandardized ways to prompt deaf students to the correct mouth
shape for articulating speech or the formal system developed by Dr.
Cornett in 1966 at Gallaudet?

There are several systems that have been developed to help deaf children
learn to articulate the spoken word, they all use some kind of "cueing" or
"prompting" system. One system is called cued articulation and lets the
student know if there is voice or no voice (p vs. b) and where the sounds
are produced in the mouth. Another is Cued Speech which uses handshapes,
placements and mouth movements to represent the phonemes of a spoken
language. Cued Speech was developed in the United States for use with
American English, but has been adapted to over 55 languages around the
world. I believe it has been adapted to German. For more information
about Cued Speech, you can contact Pam Beck at Cued Speech Discovery
. She might know of some Germans using it.

Amy R.

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