The use of handshapes and placements around the mouth to aid in the recognition of spoken words – used in some parts of the country extensively, and not much in other areas.
Cued speech isÂ a communication system that combines mouth movements with visual 'cues' for the sounds (phonemes) of spoken language. For example, when cueing English, there are eight handshapes for consonant phonemes and four locations near the mouth to distinguish vowel phonemes. A handshape and a location together cue a syllable. Cued speech is used in many different languages, but common examples include: helping deaf children see and absorb the same phonemic language as hearing children; working with adults who are deaf or hard of hearing; and helping adults with a sudden hearing loss.
A visual supplement to speech that makes lip-reading more accurate.
A system of hand shapes used to supplement the information received from speech reading (lip-reading).
This involves shaping the hands according to a fixed code which is used to provide extra information to those who are lip-reading.
a communication method for the deaf which combines lip reading with manual signs by associating sounds with hand positions.
a system of hand positions which a speaker uses near the face and neck designed to help the listener differentiate between similar looking speech sounds.
A speech reading and speech production system that uses eight hand shapes in four locations near the face to represent phonemes (sounds) that are not visible on the mouth and phonemes that look like one another on the mouth. Combinations of hand shapes and locations are synchronized with natural speech movements to make spoken language visible and understandable.
method of communication that combines speech reading with a system of handshapes placed near the mouth to help deaf or hard-of-hearing individuals differentiate words that look similar on the lips.
Method of communication used by some persons with hearing impairments. It is used to reduce the ambiguities involved in lip reading. This method is caught in the controversy between teaching deaf children to rely on oral methods of communication or to use sign language.
A system of gestures used to make visible, speech sounds which look alike on the lips or are not visible on the lips. In conjunction with lip reading it can give a complete visual representation of speech.
Various hand shapes utilized by someone who is speaking to a deaf individual to enhance the speech reading information available.
A visual communication method which provides visual cues to help the viewer to distinguish between consonant confusions (, , ) and vowels. This method is not used widely in Ontario.
Educational tool designed for parents of deaf children that corresponds exactly to the spoken language of the parent. There are eight different handshapes, each representing a group of consonant sounds, four positions around the mouth, each of which repre
Cued Speech is a system of communication used with and among deaf or hard of hearing people. It makes traditionally spoken languages accessible by using a small number of handshapes (representing consonants) in different locations near the mouth (representing vowels), as a supplement to lipreading. It is now used with people with a variety of language, speech, communication and learning needs.