DEAF CHILDREN LOOK
In order to access information, Deaf children need to look and focus on whoever is communicating with them. Unfortunately, no matter how much they focus, not everything will be made clear based on lip-reading alone as many different sounds have the same lip patterns. Red and green though in written print are easily differentiated, not so in the spoken language!
LIP READ WITH MANUAL CUES
To take away the confusion resulting from trying to make sense of what is being said relying on lip-reading alone (up to 30% accurate), manual cues are used in synch with what is being said. The 8 handshapes and 4 positions around the face used in Cued English cover all 44 phonemes used in the English Language and increase accuracy levels by up to 100%.
LEARN NATURALLY AND ACQUIRE LANGUAGE
By making the spoken language visible to a Deaf child, they will then understand what is being said and be able to engage and express themselves freely and with confidence. Without this access, and the benefits of being able to internalize a spoken language they would be at a severe disadvantage regarding any literacy goals or outcomes hoped for.