Chapter summary

DefinitiveBabySignCom - Messy Face Cake– Signing should continue into toddler years because speaking just doesn’t suddenly take over.
– Toddlers often use signs to clarify thoughts or will use signs when words are difficult to say.
– Signs offer an opportunity to communicate silently and privately.
– Babies will only continue signing so long as it is useful to them.
– Signs are often used to emphasis things that a toddler finds important.
– If signs are not continued, they will be forgotten.
– Signed sentences are when two or more signs happen together.
– Words in ASL sometimes don’t have a specific sign, but are instead fingerspelled.
– Fingerspelling should be reserved for older toddlers, those older than age 2.

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