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date: 26 January 2021

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Cued Speech (CS), a manual communication system that functions entirely in the absence of speech or hearing, makes use of visual information from lipreading combined with handshapes positioned in different places around the face in order to deliver completely unambiguous information about syllables and phonemes of spoken language. On the basis of behavioral and neuroimaging data, we argue here that manual, not lipread, information plays the primary role in the processing of CS. We also argue that CS combined with a cochlear implant (CI) is a powerful tool. We review the available literature showing that CS enhances speech perception in CI children, and it also favors the appropriate development of the three R’s (reading, rhyming, and remembering). The chapter concludes with considerations regarding the future of CS systems and the necessity to explicitly train deaf children with CIs to use not only auditory information but also visual speech information.

Keywords: deaf, Cued Speech, cochlear implant, multimodal speech perception, reading, phonology

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