Learn to Cue
What does learning to cue entail?
Cued Speech uses just 8 handshapes in 4 positions around the mouth at the same time as normal speech – you cue as you talk.
It is the combination of the handshapes, hand positions and the lip patterns of normal speech that makes the whole of spoken language visually clear; it takes away any need for guesswork when lip-reading.
Learning to cue is not at all like learning a new language; you learn a new way of expressing a language you already know. Therefore you can learn quite quickly. It takes about 20 hours to learn enough to say any word in the English language - although initially you will cue slowly. Speed and fluency will come with practice.
There are various ways you can learn Cued Speech:
You can combine the different learning routes below to suit YOUR needs.
• One- or two-day Workshops
• Training on demand - click here to view tutor profiles and contact details
• Book ‘Skype’ sessions for yourself or a small group - your first session is free
• Our e-learning website www.learntocue.co.uk
Watch this lovely video filmed by Andy Houghton at the 2011 Summer Camp.
For all learning the winning combination seems to be:
1. attend classes (either face-to-face or virtually through your computer) and use the e-learning website
2. revise and recap regularly (with the Cued Speech Training Workbook or on the website)
3. use Cued Speech in your daily life from the outset.