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We've started teaching my son sign language, but since neither me or my hubby are fluent, we're all learning at the same time. So far, he knows a few, but he seems to have taught himself a sign that we're trying to figure out. He will rub his arm back & forth, which used to mean "cheese", but we're trying to re-teach him the right sign. As far as I can tell, this sign he's invented seems to mean 'good' or 'happy'.
Babies will make up signs if they find something they want to communicate and don't know the signs for. Rebecca did it, Elias does it. Rebecca was also really good at picking up *real* ASL signs though. There is a young lady in our church who is deaf, so there is a lot of signing that goes on around her, so Rebecca (and Elias) have learned partially through immersion. I have no idea what he might be trying to communicate, but I always find that when I don't know what they're trying to say, having them point to show often helps a lot. Then when I figure it out we teach the correct sign.