Shana Baber

Date Approved


Degree Type

Open Access Senior Honors Thesis

Department or School

Special Education

First Advisor

Carole W. Gorenflo, Supervising Instructor

Second Advisor

Carole W. Gorenflo, Honors Advisor


Originally, Dr. Cornett designed Cued Speech for the Deaf to serve as a supplement to lipreading in order to allow the Deaf access to spoken English in a purely visual form. However, because of its integration of multiple senses and brain areas—sound, sight, kinesthesia, and motor movement—Cued Speech is particularly well suited to help many students with special needs regardless of their hearing status. This article will provide an overview of what Cued Speech is and how it can be used by speech-language pathologists and other professionals to aid a variety of students with special needs who may or may not have a hearing impairment.