Last Updated; December 5, 2023

Cue Camp Mechuwana


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Camp Information

Cue Camp Mechuwana is a summer enrichment camp which provides children who are deaf and hard of hearing, along with their families, and the professionals who support them, the opportunity to engage with others in a similar journey. Cue Camp is a unique experience where children have an opportunity to participate in camp activities such as arts & crafts and sports & games with their peers.

Activities are led by qualified staff, mainly deaf adults and teachers of the deaf, who immerse the children in language-rich play through both visual and auditory modes of communication. Children have the opportunity to meet and interact with deaf adults with diverse experiences, who utilize a variety of hearing technology and language modalities.

While children are engaged in camp activities, parents and professionals can attend cue classes to learn a new visual modality or improve their cueing skills. Presentations and panels provide new information about deaf related topics and exposure to diverse experiences and ideas. Throughout the week, individuals have the opportunity to connect, collaborate, and learn from each other. Activities such as swimming, boating, board games, and lawn games allow camp participants of all ages to interact and bond as part of a larger community that supports one another long after camp ends.

Please contact us for more information.

Cue College

Cue College is a program of Alternatives in Education for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Individuals (AEHI)
9300 Capitol Drive
Wheeling, IL, 60090

AEHI is an Illinois not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Website: Cue College

Cued Language Transliterators (CLT)

Esther Lee-Samia, CLT
Springvale, ME 04083
207-590-7470 (V/Text)

Anna Flanagan
Saco, Maine
207-615-4701 (V/Text)

Cued Speech Association of Maine

Nicole Dobson, Director of Programs
Sanford, Maine 04073
207-602-0770 (V/text)
Website: Cued Speech Association of Maine
Also see, Cued Speech Association of Maine Facebook group.

Cued Speech is a system that makes a spoken language a visual language. This mode of communication provides visual access to spoken language by using hand shapes and hand locations to supplement the natural mouth movements of speech. Hand shapes and locations, in combination with the mouth movements of spoken language, represent consonant sounds and vowel sounds, respectively. Cued languages can be represented with or without voicing and can be understood by those with auditory access and those without. This system was created in order to provide complete visual access to spoken language in order to develop literacy skills. Research has shown that children are able to learn the language of the home, and develop reading skills commensurate with their hearing peers.

The Cued Speech Association of Maine is a non-profit organization. They provide information, support, and cue classes for families, professionals and individuals with and without hearing loss. Camp Discover and Camp ILA (Camp Instruction, Literacy, & Access) are programs of the Cued Speech Association of Maine. Contact us to find out more.

Camp Discover

Contact: Nicole Dobson
207-602-0770 (V/text)
Website: Cued Speech Association of Maine
Also see, Cued Speech Association of Maine Facebook group.

The Cued Speech Association of Maine, together with Maine Hands & Voices, invites you to Camp Discover. This camp is for families using all modalities. Classes in Cued Speech, sign language and spoken language are provided. Parents have the opportunity to connect with other parents with kids with hearing loss. Modality specific speech-language therapy is provided for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Literacy block is a time for reading and book sharing for both children and adults. Children's programming includes exposure, instruction and fun in all modalities. Kids and adults participate in camp activities including waterfront activities, games and campfires. Families, friends, professionals, children and adults enjoy recreation, relaxation, learning and lots of laughs! Join us! Camp Discover and Camp ILA (Camp Instruction, Literacy, & Access) are programs of the Cued Speech Association of Maine. Contact us to find out more.

Cued Speech Association of New England


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Cued Speech Association of New England is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports the use of Cued Speech for access to language and literacy throughout New England.

Online classes are offered at all levels from introductory through advanced for families wishing to use cued language as a mode of communication and as professional development for Teachers of the Deaf, Speech Language Pathologists, Cued Language Transliterators, Audiologists, Early Interventionists, and other service providers.

In-person instruction, support, advocacy, and educational consultation is available from experienced, qualified professionals including certified instructors, certified teachers of the deaf, certified cued language transliterators, and deaf native cuers. We work with families, professionals, and schools to provide the resources and services needed to promote age-appropriate language development and literacy for all children.

We also host Cue Camp Mechuwana, an annual summer camp in a beautiful wooded lake setting in Winthrop, Maine for deaf, hard-of-hearing, and hearing families and professionals to gather to learn to cue, or improve their cueing skills, as well as to learn more about how cueing is being used in bilingual education, to naturally acquire the spoken language of the family and community, to provide phonemic awareness, to receive direct access in educational and professional settings without interpretation, and to improve literacy skills.

Please contact us for more information.

National Cued Speech Association (NCSA)

1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Suite 190-713
Washington, DC 20004
800-459-3529 (V/TTY)
Website: National Cued Speech Association (NCSA)