[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 theyre 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. Theres a lot more going on in their heads than we realize.
Babies become frustrated when they cant communicate and sign language is a way
for them to get their message across. Teaching signs isnt 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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