Chapter summary

DefinitiveBabySignCom - White Knight– Depending on the age of your baby, they might already be signing.
– The Fast Track To Signing Program requires a baby that is at least 11 months old
– This course uses ASL or American Sign Language, but any sign language can also be used.
– Home signs are signs that are individual and invented specifically by a family.
– Baby sign language is not a new fad, it’s been around for quite a while and will remain popular moving forward.
– Baby sign language for hearing babies originated in the 1980’s through research by Joseph Garica and also by Linda Acredolo and Susan Goodwyn.
– ALS, or American Sign Language is a real leaving language and the primary language of the deaf and is the 4th most common language spoken in English speaking North America.
– Babies can sign effectively 5-6 months on average before they can speak verbally.
– Babies who sign have larger vocabulary, higher IQ’s, better concentration and improvements in literacy, fewer tantrums and reduced whining.
– All babies can learn to sign.
– Babies who learn to sign are not delayed in speaking, in fact, it helps them speak faster.
– Ignore the naysayers, eventually you’ll prove them wrong.

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