Receptive Skills Series

Cue Reading/ Receptive Courses

Beginning Cue Reading

This course introduces cue reading at the word and phrase level and builds to short paragraphs. Students idetify their individual tendencies when sue reading and work on strategies for understanding the cued message.

  • Skill Level: Students are not expected to have any prior experience with cue reading.
  • Recommendations: Students must already know the Cued Speech system. This course is aimed for students with little or no receptive skills training and those preparing for the CAECS-R test of receptive skills.

Receptive Skill Building

Students review key concepts related to cue reading. Initial activities use single words and common phrases. More challenging activities include sentences, paragraphs, and short stories. Interactive activities and games are used throughout. 

  • Skill Level: This course is aimed at beginner cue readers. Students should have some experience with cue reading and be able to cue read at the single word or phrase level.
  • Recommendations: This course follows Beginning Cue Reading or CLT Skills II.

Developing Receptive Fluency

The aim of this course is to advance students toward understanding English at a convesational level. Lessons focus on aspects of cue reading that novice cue readers find more difficult, like connected discourse (i.e., liaisons). Students cue read stories and participate in numerous silent activities.

  • Skill Level: Students should be able to cue read complex sentences and short passages.
  • Recommendations: It is recommended that students complete Receptive Skill Building and CLT Skills II before attending this class.

Understanding Non-Model Cueing

Nobody's perfect, but cue reading through other people's mistakes can be difficult for non-native cuers. In this course, students learn to work on understanding cued messages in spite of common errors and differences in dialect.

  • Skill Level: Students should be able to cue read paragraphs and short stories comfortably.
  • Recommendations: This course follows Developing receptive Fluency and/or CLT Skills IV: Receptive.


Voicing/ Transliterator Skills Classes

The previous course in the series take students from little or no cue reading ability to conversational fluency. The following courses are intended specifically for cued language transliterators who aim to apply their receptive skills toward voicing services for deaf cuers.

Cue Reading to Voicing

In this course, students apply their cue reading skills toward the goal of accurately and approprately voicing for a deaf consumer. Some activities are conducted silently and provide complete immersion in cued English. Other tasks require students to cue read a message while simultaneously speaking aloud. 

  • Skill Level: Students should be able to cue read comfortably at a nearly conversational rate. Students should already be able to cue read messages in another dialect or that contain errors.
  • Recommendations: This course follows Understanding Non-Model Cueing and these CLTPES courses: 
    • CLT Skills V: Silent Workshop
    • CLT Skills V: Silent Interaction
    • Mock Evaluation and Self-Assessment I and II

Voicing Techniques

Students practice taking cued information from a deaf, native cuer and simultaneously voicing that material to a group. Voicing while working with a team transliterator in discussed and attempted. This course is taught by two instructors – a nationally certified cued language transliterator and a deaf native consumer who uses voicing services.

  • Skill Level: Students should be advanced cue readers who are able to cue read comfortably at a conversational rate. Students must also be able to cue read non-model cueing. Students should have previous experience attending silent events and/or classes. Students should have some experience in voicing while cue reading.
  • Recommendations: This course follows Cue Reading to Voicing and these CLTPES courses: 
    • CLT Skills III
    • Mock Evaluation and Self-Assessment I and II