Schedule

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Conference Schedule

*Cued Speech transliterators provided at all events.

*CART services provided at the international symposium, general sessions, keynote speaker sessions and the gala dinner.

*ASL interpreter services available upon request through registration.

Friday Overview

8 AM – 5 PM Registration Open
4 – 6 PM Exhibit Hall Set Up
6 – 8 PM Exhibit Hall Open
Opening Night Reception
Meet the Cornett Scholarship Recipients

International Symposium

8 AM – 4 PM Registration Open
8 – 9 AM Breakfast Buffet
9 – 10 AM Opening Session:
Cueing Around the World
– Group Panel
10 – 10:15 AM Break
10:15 – 11:15 AM Cued Speech Bilingualism in France: A Mother’s Story
– Rebecca Jones
10:15 – 11:15 AM Persian (Farsi) Cued Speech:
A story of adapting Cued Speech

– Guita Movallali
11:15 – 12:15 PM Cueing in Belgium: Multicultural and Multilingual Benefits of Using LPC to Support Language Acquisition
– Brigitte Charlier
12:15 – 1:30 PM Lunch Buffet
1:30 – 2:30 PM Challenges and Outcomes: A Journey of a Teacher-Student Team in the K-12 Philippine Deaf Curriculum
– Nina Jacob-Soliven and Iana Cadhit
1:30 – 2:30 PM Developing Cued Tonal Languages: Mandarin and Vietnamese
– Hannah Mann
2:30 – 2:45 PM Break
2:45 – 3:45 PM The development of Visual Amharic (Ethiopia)
– Kelly Crain
6 PM Opening Reception

Saturday Overview

8 AM – 5 PM Registration Open
Exhibit Hall Open
9 AM – 5 PM Children’s Program
Teen Program

General Conference

8 – 9 AM Breakfast Buffet
9 – 10 AM Cued Speech and the Development of Reading in English: Pointing to the Evidence
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Beverly Trezek
10 – 10:15 AM Break
10:15 – 11:15 AM Developing English Language and Literacy through Visual Access to the Fundamental Phonemic Level
– Kitri Kyllo and Karen Doenges
10:15 – 11:15 AM CLEAR: A Program for Self-Growth
– Aaron Rose and Hilary Franklin
10:15 – 11:15 AM CSI (Classroom Scene Investigation): Profile of a CLT
– Lauren Tribby Pruett
11:15 – 12:15 PM CAE and ASL Go Hand in Hand
– Amy Crumrine
11:15 – 12:15 PM Discovering Cued Speech in Color
– Nicole Dobson and Pam Beck
11:15 – 12:15 PM The Orton-Gillingham, Multisensory, Language and Literacy Methodology: Using the Mediating Tool of Cued Speech
– Jennifer Montgomery
12:15 – 1:30 PM Lunch Buffet
Advocating for a Cued Language Transliterator
Keynote Speaker: Michael Argenyi
1:30 – 2:30 PM Cued Speech and Your Rights Under the Law
– Lisa Weiss
2:30 – 3:30 PM Advocacy as a Cuer
– Hilary Franklin and Aaron Rose (Facilitators)
2:30 – 3:30 PM Research Update: An overview of Cued Speech and Cued Language for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children: Volume 2
– Kelly Crain
2:30 – 3:30 PM Maine’s Early Intervention Model for Children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing
– Nicole Dobson and Cathy Glover
3:45 – 4:45 PM Clear as Mud: Why Cuereading Matters
– Lauren Tribby Pruett
3:45 – 4:45 PM Poetry and Cued Speech: Strengthening Literacy through Creative Expression
– Sarah Katz and Jane Smith
3:45 – 4:45 PM Aural Habilitation and Cued Speech for Infants and Toddlers
– Elizabeth Richardson
6:30 – 10 PM 50th Gala Awards Dinner
Award Presentations
Parade of Presidents
‘Where are They Now?’ Slide Show
Variety of Entertainment
6 PM – 10 PM Kids’ Pizza
Movie Night
Babysitting

Sunday Overview

8 AM – 1 PM Exhibit Hall Open
9 AM – 12 Noon Children’s Program
Teen’s Program
1 PM Exhibit Hall Break Down

General Conference

8 – 9 AM Breakfast Buffet
9 – 10 AM Technology for People who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Keynote Speaker: Feta Fernsler
10 – 10:30 AM Break
10:30 – 11:30 AM Creating Opportunities: Leadership & Self­-Advocacy
– Will McKendree
10:30 – 11:30 AM Cueing Should Change the Game (Theory) of Language
– Carolyn Ostrander
10:30 – 11:30 AM Cued Speech: Alamance-Burlington School System Case Study
– Christina Armfield and Lauren Tribby Pruett
11:30 – 12 PM Closing Session
2 PM Reception for Dr. Cornett
Gallaudet University

Children’s Program

Children’s Program
Saturday 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday 9 am – 12 noon


The Northern Virginia Cued Speech Association will provide games and activities for children from age 3 to 12 in the hotel. Don’t forget to bring bathing suits for the hotel pool! Lifeguard supervision will be present.

On Saturday night, we’ll host a movie night and PJ party with pizza for kids so the parents can attend the Gala Dinner. It’s fun all around!

The Children’s program will take place on Saturday 9 am – 5 pm and Sunday morning 9 am – 12 pm at the Westin Tysons Corner Hotel. Registration includes breakfast, lunch and snacks.

Teen’s Program

Teen’s Program
Saturday 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday 9 am – 12 noon


CLEAR for Teens comes packed with resources for teens who use Cued Speech. In this program, teens will:

  • learn how to become effective leaders, educators, and advocates for Cued Speech.
  • build on their personal experiences and discover ways to share their stories.
  • meet lifelong friends, role models, and mentors.

Highlights for teens also include Michael Argenyi’s lunch presentation on self-advocacy and the CLEAR advocacy panel.

Aaron Rose and Hilary Franklin, co-founders of CLEAR, will return as lead facilitators along with a new addition, Dr. Stephanie Gardiner-Walsh. Support facilitators include Rachel Roberts and William McKendree.

CLEAR for Teens will take place on Saturday 9 am – 5 pm and Sunday morning 9 am – 12 pm at the Westin Tysons Corner Hotel. Registration includes breakfast and lunch.