The great baby signing debate

Doherty-Sneddon, Gwyneth (2008) The great baby signing debate. Psychologist, 21 (4). pp. 300-303. ISSN 0952-8229

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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 intelligence.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: C800 Psychology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Life Sciences > Psychology
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Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2010 11:55
Last Modified: 08 May 2017 11:03
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/933

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