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The Best (and Worst) of Both Worlds (.2 CEUs)

  • Charlotte Regional Resource Center 5501 Executive Center Drive, Suite 104 Charlotte, NC, 28212 United States (map)

Workshop Description: 

Participants will examine the fundamental differences between Cued Speech and ASL. They will learn the basic hand shapes and hand placements of Cued Speech. Participants will also explore the challenges and privileges of growing up deaf as well as compare and contrast hearing aids and cochlear implants.





Sarah Pierce Craddock is a graduate of UNC Charlotte. She has a bachelors degree in Sociology and a minor in Child/Family Development. Sarah volunteers her time working with disabled children and their families. She is a regional director for the National Cued Speech Association, (Mid-Atlantic). Part of her responsibilities includes assisting the Cued Speech Association with special events for the deaf and hard of hearing. She also aids in fund raisers for Camp Cheerio, (a camp for the deaf and hard of hearing who use Cued Speech, Sign Language, or Aural/Oral communication). During camp, Sarah helps deaf children and teens develop their communication and social skills.  She also teaches them to cue. Sarah is currently employed at IKEA as a product quality specialist. She is married to Michael (Craddock). When Sarah is not working she enjoys watching movies, running, relaxing at the lake, and spending time with Michael and their three dogs: Daisy, Rex, and Cody.