Definitions for "Cued speech"
The use of handshapes and placements around the mouth to aid in the recognition of spoken words – used in some parts of the country extensively, and not much in other areas.
Cued speech is a communication system that combines mouth movements with visual 'cues' for the sounds (phonemes) of spoken language. For example, when cueing English, there are eight handshapes for consonant phonemes and four locations near the mouth to distinguish vowel phonemes. A handshape and a location together cue a syllable. Cued speech is used in many different languages, but common examples include: helping deaf children see and absorb the same phonemic language as hearing children; working with adults who are deaf or hard of hearing; and helping adults with a sudden hearing loss.
A visual supplement to speech that makes lip-reading more accurate.