There has been significant research and practical experience which supports the use of Cued Speech (CS) with children who are deaf or hard of hearing (D/HH). Less research has been done related to children with disabilities other than deafness; however, there are science-based rationales for the use of CS with a range of disabilities affecting language and communication. The most obvious condition other than deafness would be auditory processing disorder (APD), which, in more severe cases, may present as a form of functional (rather than structural) deafness. While it is most important for D/HH children with disabilities, CS may enhance language, communication, and literacy skills for children with a range of disabilities regardless of the child’s hearing status. This presentation will focus on the use of CS with children with disabilities other than deafness, such as primary language disorders, learning disabilities, Intellectual Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, APD, and other disabilities affecting language functioning and communication. This presentation will briefly review the rationale for use with these populations and research which supports these rationales.
This webinar will be presented in spoken and cued American English, with live transcription enabled. For other accommodations, contact firstname.lastname@example.org at least a week in advance.