The National Cued Speech Association was formed in 1982 to serve the needs of parents and special educators working with children who are deaf and hard of hearing. The NCSA is primarily an advocacy organization, and focuses on outreach, family and educator support, as well as community-based education in the form of Cue Camps and sponsored workshops. The NCSA also provides instructor certification for teaching Cued Speech classes.
Cued Speech is a visual mode of communication in which mouth movements of speech combine with “cues” to make all the sounds (phonemes) of traditional spoken languages look different. Cueing allows users who are deaf, hard of hearing or who have language / communication disorders to access the basic, fundamental properties of spoken languages through the use of vision.
The Deaf Children’s Literacy Project (DCLP) is a non-profit charity founded by the National Cued Speech Association (NCSA) in the late 1990s. The DCLP was conceived through past NCSA efforts in securing Congressional support through grants in its campaign in making literacy much more accessible for deaf and hard of hearing infants and children alike. To make a charitable donation (tax deductable) to the Deaf Children's Literacy Group, you can do so by going to this URL: https://www.givedirect.org/give/givefrm.asp?cid=566.