ERIC Number: ED260571
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jun
Reference Count: 0
The Acquisition of Verbal Communication Skills by Severely Hearing-Impaired Children through the Modified Cued Speech-Phonetic Alphabet Method.
Duffy, John K.
The paper describes the potential of cued speech to provide verbal language and intelligible speech to severely hearing impaired students. The approach, which combines auditory-visual-oral and manual cues, is designed as a visual supplement to normal speech. The paper traces the development of cued speech and discusses modifications made to the R. Orin Cornett's system of cued speech to facilitate ease of acquisition. The development of verbal language and speech is briefly summarized, stressing that cued speech can help the hearing impaired student acquire phonetic alphabet skills as a precursor to reading instruction. Suggestions for early verbal language and speech training are offered. The paper suggests reasons for the lack of acceptance of cued speech by advocates of oral and total communication methods. The appendix provides a detailed textual and diagrammatic description of the Modified Cued Speech-Phonetic Alphabet Method. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Convention of the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf (Portland, OR, June 26-30, 1984).