The impact of baby sign language on motor development in typically developing infants and toddlers

Melissa Ivonne Garcia, University of Texas at El Paso

Abstract

"Baby Sign is an augmentative communication approach that teaches babies keyword signing that they can use to communicate before they talk." (Sneddon 2003). Baby sign has become popular among parents of infants as a means to communicate before the child can verbally express wants and needs. Programs and classes are now becoming available in many areas of the country to help teach parents basic signs to use with their children. This study aimed to assess the impact of baby sign on motor development in typically developing infants. The study found that the impact of baby sign language on motor development was not statistically significant. Qualitative data provided support for further research in this area.^

Subject Area

Health Sciences, Speech Pathology|Education, Early Childhood

Recommended Citation

Garcia, Melissa Ivonne, "The impact of baby sign language on motor development in typically developing infants and toddlers" (2013). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI1539940.
http://digitalcommons.utep.edu/dissertations/AAI1539940

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