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I do. Even if I didn't, their daycare uses signs in the younger classes until they start communicating better. Jaleigh and Kiefer used to use the basics like "more" "milk" "hungry" "please" and "thank you".
No. DD said her first word by 4 1/2 months and by the time she was 6 months she said about 20 words and by 12 months she said about 75 words. We come from a family of talkers lol but even if Tristan doesn't talk early I won't mind.
Yup! We do the real basic signs with Alex and he picks it up pretty quickly. The first sing he learned was "more" followed quickly by "eat". I had to hammer "please" and "thank you" into him but now he does it automatically. I want to get into a Mommy and Me signing class
'Scuse the bad typing, please. 'Breast is Best' but not when browsing the internet!
Maybe. My eldest son has Asperger's and was delayed in starting to talk We used it with him. My second son was close in age (22 months apart) and we "sort of" did. He talked pretty much on schedule. They say girls talk sooner, so we will see.
I plan to try some basics- more, eat, milk, and all done. Lily used those in addition to speaking the words, but she was an early talker. Sometimes she used the signs when she was being too shy to talk in front of people. I tried them with Abri, but only managed to get her to use "all done." She was stubborn. She had some hearing problems caused by ear infections, which affected her speech. We could barely understand her, so it would have been nice to have more sign language.
I tried to do some with M but I wasn't super consistent and she didn't learn a ton of signs. We mainly just did "more" and "all done" and "milk", the only one she really used consistently was "more". I will probably do the same with G, maybe if he seems to pick it up more I will try more signs. DH knows ASL pretty well, it was his "foreign language" in high school. He's not fluent by any means but he knows a good number of signs.
Oh, and we did part-time Elimination Communication with M (not that it caused her to PL early, but it did save me from a good bit of diaper laundry for awhile - she lost interest completely when she started walking and got too busy to potty lol). In EC you "cue" them whenever you see them pee or poop in a diaper, then start bringing them to the potty and cueing them to go on it when you think they might have to go (or at diaper changes), and AMAZINGLY it totally works so for poops we say "muh, muh" (sort of grunting sound) and do the poop sign, and for pees we say "psssshhh, pssshhh" and do the pee (tee-tee) sign. M still uses those signs and sounds sometimes. We are already using them on G when we see him go or hear him poop or fart, but I think I'll wait until he has head control to try pottying him.
With my son, we just did "more" and "all done". He still uses the sign for more when he says it. The sign for all done disappeared when he was around 18 months. I'll do the same basic signs this time. I need to learn some other basic ones though!
yes, just some basics (more, eat, all done, milk, please, thank you) my son (almost 20 months) is behind on speech (excels in everything else) so i try to sign and speak at the same time and he's doing well. with hailey (2 months) i'm definitely going to continue signing..i started with eli around 4 months and will do the same with her