[EDLING:174] Infant Sign Language

Francis M. Hult fmhult at DOLPHIN.UPENN.EDU
Tue May 29 18:46:43 UTC 2007

The Truro Daily News

Life with a baby can be a constant guessing game but there may be a solution to 
finding out what they’re crying for. 

Karla Winham thinks she has found the answer through sign language and many 
parents are starting to agree.

Winham teaches Baby Signs, a sign language program for hearing babies. 

“The program is a way to help babies communicate before they speak,” she 
said. “There’s a lot more going on in their heads than we realize.” 

Babies become frustrated when they can’t communicate and sign language is a way 
for them to get their message across. Teaching signs isn’t difficult, Winham 
added, as parents already do it when they teach their children to wave goodbye.

Baby Signs was created when doctors Linda Acredolo and Susan Goodwyn undertook 
a study researching if teaching sign language to newborns would benefit their 

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