Last Updated; June 29, 2021

Cued Speech Association of Maine

Nicole Dobson, Director of Programs
Sanford, Maine 04073
207-602-0770 (V/text)

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. Pine Tree Camp Discover is a program of the Cued Speech Association of Maine. Contact us to find out more.

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

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)

Camp Discover

Contact: Nicole Dobson
207-602-0770 (V/text)

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!