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{Signing Saturday} Does Signing Delay Speech?

Recently I got to see a bunch of my mom’s friends that I hadn’t seen for a couple years. In fact this was the first time they got to meet my youngest, Ev. We were talking about how he isn’t much of a talker but that he has nearly 50 signs that he uses regularly…
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Sign Language: Weaving it Into Daily Activities

So I have gone over the who, what, where, how, why and when of signing. Today I am going to go over a little more about the when and what. Signing Can Be Incorporated Into Everyday Activities As I have said many times, language is not learned in a bubble. Children learn language all day,…
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Why Sign Language Can Work for You and Your Infant & Toddler

Today I am so excited to bring you this guest post from Kristy Davies, MS CCC-SLP. Kristy is a fellow speech language pathologist and is going to share some information on using sing language with babies and toddlers, specifically using American Sign Language to sign with them, something she and I are both very passionate…
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The sign for Cracker

Jonah’s newest sign is for “cracker.” He usually uses this in reference to cheese crackers or potato chips. He also likes to eat avocado on saltines. This also happens to be his grandpa’s favorite snack, and if Jonah sees him eating it he will go over to him and sign “cracker” until he gets a…
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Using Signing to Enforce Verbal Language

One of my biggest fears about going through speech therapy was that the therapists were going to recommend that we stop signing with Jonah. This might seem logical to some, and as I posted previously, it is the unsolicited advice that I get from fellow mothers quite a bit. But knowing what I know about…
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Sign Language

I have done American Sign Language with Dakota since she was born. She started signing around 8 months old. We haven’t done signs in a while so Dakota and I were going over them today. She was a little rusty, she needed help with the words like Sorry, Frog, Mom and Water. I took a…
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Thank God for Baby Signs

My last post was about Jonah and his “baby signing.” Jonah knows about twenty signs at this point. I have posted in the past about our signing, but I don’t do it as frequently as I should. I am trying to post about it more, as it has become something completely invaluable in our lives….
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Signing Bath

One of Jonah’s newest signs is “bath.” It amazes me that this child hated baths just a few months ago! Over the summer, we gradually had to introduce him into the pool and the bath tub. One day we would just fill the tub or pool and let him get used to the noise and…
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Baby Signing Success, Finally!

While I was pregnant with my first son I decided I wanted to work on baby signs with him.  I didn’t buy any materials; I just looked up the signs I wanted to use online. Starting at 3 months I began signing “milk,” and when he began eating solids we started working on “eat,” “more,”…
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