ALPC

The Association nationale pour la promotion et le développement de la langue française Parlée Complétée was founded in 1980 and currently counts 512 members.
The mission of ALPC is to ease the integration of people with HI by giving them a full access – oral and written – to the French language through French Cued Speech (“LPC” for “Langue française Parlée Complétée”).
Their objectives are fourfold:

  1. Listening, guidance, and support to families of children with hearing impairment (HI)
  2. Teaching LPC to parents and practitioners
  3. Organising workshops, summer camp, training sessions for parents, children and professionals, and study days
  4. Promoting inclusive education in French and developing research and disseminating knowledge and experiences on LPC.

ALPC will support research by hosting ESRs who need to collect data with LPC-users at their Paris premises.

The national association ALPC (« Association nationale pour la promotion et le développement de la langue française Parlée Complétée ») was founded in 1980 and currently counts 512 members.
The mission of ALPC is to ease the integration of deaf people by giving them a full access – oral and written – to the French language through French Cued Speech (“LPC” for “Langue française Parlée
Complétée”).

Our objectives:

  • Listening, guidance and support to families of deaf children
  • Teaching LPC to parents and practitioners
  • Organizing workshops, summer camp, training sessions for parents, children and professionals, and study days
  • Promoting inclusive education in French
  • Developing research and disseminating knowledge and experiences on LPC

LPC allows full accessibility to French language for deaf children. Indeed lip reading is incomplete:
many words have the same lip-image and some sounds are not visible on the lips. Using LPC, a combination of shapes and positions of the hand near the face, in combination with lip reading allows deaf people to get the entire message.

Our commitment in Comm4CHILD project can be split into four sections:

  1. ALPC will contribute to network-wide training with both a theoretical and practical introduction on English Cued Speech for all ESR students.
  2. We will host two ESR students during our annual summer camp. During that summer camp week, students will be trained every day in LPC. Moreover they will be invited to attend the conference cycle and to present their own research. Finally they will have the opportunity to recruit and test deaf or hearing participants.
  3. ALPC will encourage ESRs to disseminate Comm4CHILD research to a wide and varied audience (families, practitioners: speech therapists, doctors, educators, etc…) through our website, newsletters, and scientific conference.
  4. ALPC will support research by communicating on recruitment needed by ESR students and by hosting ESRs who need to collect data with LPC-users at our Paris premises.