2. Dinner @
3. Cued Speech
4. Small News
not come down for the weekend, or even a week?
Cued Speech Association
Kim Fricker reports: A
contingent from the Cued Speech Association UK (CSAUK), a
small national charity based in Dartmouth, Devon, were
honoured to be the only beneficiary of funding from Lloyds
TBS Foundation for England and Wales to be invited to speak
at a Parliamentary Reception held by the Foundation at the
Houses of Parliament on Wednesday 24th November.
The CSAUK group was made up of
Executive Director Anne Worsfold, parent Donna Rooke with
her two young sons Matthew and Ashley and Jonathan Worsfold
frpom Stoke Fleming who was brought up with Cued Speech. It
was a golden opportunity to explain what the CSAUK is all
about to MPs and others present, and also to thank the
Foundation for their generous grant of £30,000 over two
years which comes to an end in Spring 2011, given for the
provision of information.
Cued Speech is the only
sound-based system that allows a deaf baby or child to see
the whole of language as it is spoken. A simple system of
‘cues’ (handshapes positioned around the mouth) supplements
the lip patterns of normal speech so that every ‘sound’
looks different. It can be learnt in only a few hours and
then parents can say any word in the English language in a
way that is totally clear to their baby or child. The
CSAUK run one day introductory workshops and other courses
including bespoke training for family and other groups, plus
they provide a 5-day annual residential Summer School. If
you would like to join a course or have further information
about Cued Speech contact Kim on 01803 832 784, or
click here to see
6. Small News
reported after last week's news: I would just like to say what a wonderful
service you provide with such up-to-date photos &
news of the place I love !
Up here, in the North of Nottinghamshire, it's been like
Pole all week and is affecting day-to-day life
I do hope the events of this coming weekend can still go
including the candlelight procession. Our local "lights
switch on" &
festivities tonight have had to be cancelled and our
"Christmas Tree Festival" this week is suffering
people can't get out and about so much -such a shame
after all the hard
work of organising it. Keep up the good work !!
switch on. No, not what you think! The photograph
to the right is the Christmas Lights Switch on at
Bellinis where the X-Factor team did the honours?
If you're not
feeling Christmassy enough yet, why not go along to the
Flavel Church next Wednesday 15 December at 7.30pm for a
Christmas Wassail, music, readings and carols for choir
and audience, organised by Britannia Choral Society.
Admission is free!
Why not come and visit Dartmouth?
copyright Dave Cawley,