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February 27th, 2009, 04:17 PM
midnightbluecashew's Avatar Member
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Do infants who learn to sign because they cannot speak have a hard time transitioning into reading letters, which are phonetically-based?
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May 11th, 2009, 04:59 PM
amberjolie's Avatar Super Mommy
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Hi! I see this post is a couple of months old, but could give a bit of an answer based on my son's progress.

I don't believe children who sign first would necessarily have trouble reading (unless the reason why they found speech difficult translated into other learning difficulties).

For example, my son very likely has speech apraxia, and he learned to sign much before starting to speak. He's now able to point to various letters when asked, and can say most of their names (he's now picking up the confidence to try speaking, even when he still shows signs of apraxia). He's 28 months, so I think this is within the normal time to start learning these.

The only thing I find is that we didn't seem to do much with letters (or colours, or numbers) compared to our older two, because we were so focussed on getting him to try to speak first. So just remember to spend the time on those concepts, and I don't see that there would be a particular problem.
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