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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: The great baby signing debate: academia meets public interest
Authors: Doherty-Sneddon, Gwyneth
Keywords: Baby sign
Infant
Communication
Sign Language
Issue Date: Apr-2008
Publisher: British Pyschological Society
Citation: Doherty-Sneddon G (2008) The great baby signing debate: academia meets public interest, The Psychologist, 21 (4), pp. 300-303.
Abstract: ‘Baby signing’ is an augmentative communication approach that has been developed for use with hearing preverbal infants. It involves teaching babies key word signing that they can use to communicate before they can talk. A baby signing movement is currently sweeping the country. Parents of infants everywhere are reading about the benefits of teaching ‘sign’ to their children and many are embracing this wholeheartedly. Numerous companies have been set up to promote and sell baby signing materials. All claim immense benefits to be had including facilitating spoken language development, reducing tantrums and even increasing a child’s int
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/385
URL: http://www.thepsychologist.org.uk/archive/archive_home.cfm?volumeID=21&editionID=159
Affiliation: Psychology

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