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Cue Camp Virginia is offering the adult Beginning Cued Speech taught in American Sign Language by Hilary Franklin, a NCSA*- Certified Instructor. Cued Speech is not a language; it is a finite system that you can learn in one weekend. See how manual cues combine with the mouth movements of spoken American English to visually represent all the sounds of the language. Cued Speech clearly and unambiguously shows all consonant and vowel sounds, as well as the rhythm, stress and prosody of spoken American English.

Discover how Cued Speech can enable your deaf/HoH child to access spoken language and literacy. Attend a fun-filled family learning weekend at Cue Camp Virginia. Connect with other families, professionals and deaf adults to learn about research documenting the many benefits of this phonemic system. Camp is October 6-9, 2016 (Columbus Day weekend) and is held at the beautiful Jamestown 4-H Educational Center on the James River in Williamsburg, VA. For more information, see the website of the Northern Virginia Cued Speech Association,, and click on the Cue Camp 2016 tab at the top right.

(*National Cued Speech Association)



Don't miss this great opportunity--register now!

What will you learn?
This course covers two critical areas in Beginner Cued Speech-skills development and context. The skills portion of this course covers all eight handshapes and phonemes used in the system then focuses on developing proficient expressive skills and beginning receptive skills. This course also covers related topics such as the various applications of cued American English and evidence based use with children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. Discussions on various ways how cued American English and American Sign Language can be immersed in a variety of settings will also take place.

Course: PST 125 Beginner Cued Speech (2 credits)
Tuition: $574
Instructor: Amy Crumrine
Dates: October 24 - December 16, 2016
Registration deadline: Two weeks prior to start of class.

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Don't miss this great opportunity-- Register now!

Registration deadline:  January 5th, 2016

Instructor Amy Crumrine, a native cuer, has taught both cued American English for 12 years and ASL for 5 years. She is also an itinerant high school teacher for the Deaf and an ASL teacher for the Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland. Her passions lie in providing quality education and support to deaf, hard-of-hearing, and hearing youth and their allies.

Course: PST 125 Beginner Cued Speech (2 credits)
Tuition: $558
Instructor: Amy Crumrine
Dates: January 19 - May 6, 2016
Registration deadline: Two weeks prior to start of class.


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 If you are a Teacher, I.A., SLP, Audiologist, Parent, Community Member, or are interested in a career  working with deaf students,

you are welcome to attend this free series of classes to learn

Cued American English. 

Introduction and First Class on

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

6:30-8:00 P.M. 

Classes are held on consecutive Tuesdays for 8 weeks, each session scheduled for 6:30-8:00 pm.

These FREE classes are held at

Canterbury Woods Elementary School

4910 Willet Drive  Annandale, VA

What is Cued Speech?  Cued Speech is a visual system of communication which allows a deaf person access to the phonemes of a language. In Cued American English, the 40 phonemes (sounds) that combine to form the over 500,000 English words are represented with 8 hand shapes (consonants) and 4 placements around the face (vowels). Cued American English is used with many deaf students in Fairfax County Public Schools and throughout the United States. (

For questions or to register, please e-mail: 

(If you are a current FCPS employee, register on MyPLT – search words “Cued Speech.”)

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Cued Speech is a mode of communication based on the phonemes and properties of traditionally spoken languages. Cueing allows users who are deaf or hard of hearing or who have language/communication disorders to access the basic, fundamental properties of spoken languages through the use of vision.(taken from the National Cued Speech Association's website)    

Below is a list of local Cued Speech Transliterators who provide services in the metro DC area:

Ashley Elder
Phone: (571) 318-3491

Nichelle Wilson
Phone: (571) 426-3747

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National Cued Speech Association
5619 McLean Drive
Bethesda, MD 20814-1021

Toll Free: 800-459-3529
Local: 301-915-8009


Welcome Interpreters!

This page is dedicated to all of you who provide services to the Northern Virginia deaf and hard of hearing community. We are fortunate to have two local professional organizations, Potomac Chapter RID and Virginia RID.  Both of these organizations offer workshops, discussions and local conferences.  Click on their logos on the right to see what awesome work each organization is doing!  Additionally, we are lucky to have the national organization, RID, located in Old Town Alexandria.  To visit their website, click on their logo:


 For quick reference for clients and consumers, you can find all of the RID's Standard Pratice Papers below:


Upcoming Workshops/Discussions