Baby Sign Language

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Brittani Richter Deaf Culture Report Baby Sign Language Baby signing is a great way for not only deaf parents to communicate with their babies, but it is a way that the babies can communicate with the world. Deaf parents have known that babies can learn to sign before they can learn to speak. Therefore, it has been a device used to allow a deaf mother or father to communicate with their child and to know their babies needs or wants. However, baby signing is not just for the deaf community, due it allowing parents to become closer to their infant and know what their needs and wants are. Another benefit to why parent have began to teach their infants sign language is that research has proven that it can improve not only their language learning ability, but also the infants IQ. For many years now baby gestures have been used as a common way for a baby to be able to tell you what they want before they are able to speak. Many people sign with their baby for the desire of knowing what is exactly going on in the baby’s mind. Infants develop muscles needed for signing before they develop the muscles needed for verbal communication. Therefore, teaching a baby to sign allows you to communicate with your baby before they can even try to speak. Since you are able to communicate with your child you are also able to grow and bond with your child at a younger age, and therefore you will begin to building a strong relationship faster than many other parents are able too.
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Brittani Richter Deaf Culture Report Many infants use their own symbolic gestures to communicate pre-verbally, such as waving good-bye or reaching for you to pick them up. However a baby has the potential to use their hands for more than just simple gestures they have created on their own, a baby has the potential to communicate their wants, needs, thoughts, and memories. Baby signing is easy to encourage and it helps expand natural gestures into a wider range of communication. It allows a
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