Your baby looks at you with those big innocent eyes and your heart tells you that they really do understand when you speak to them...
In fact, they do. Not only do they understand you, but they are fully capable of communicating with you.
Your baby has the gross motor skills, hand-eye coordination and cognitive memory capacity for language as early as 6 months of age. The only limiting factor is the development of their vocal tract. Baby sign is the tool that allows your perverbal baby to communicate...
Reduce frustration resulting from breakdowns in communication
Extinguish the need to cry (remember that crying is your baby’s method of communicating)
Eliminate endless guessing games that result from a lack of functional communication
Speed up the onset of spoken language & facilitate language development
Incite a closer parent-child bond and make parenting even more fun
Experience the fulfillment that comes from the ability to communicate with your preverbal baby
Learn how to model your first developmentally appropriate sign
Understand the 4 levels of prompting that each sign goes through
Pick an existing routine to use to begin teaching your baby their first sign
Michelle Lerner is the owner and founder of Baby Says More™. She helps parents teach their infants baby sign in their natural language environments.
Michelle received a Bachelor of Arts in the Speech-Language-Hearing-Sciences at Hofstra University and a Master of Science in Speech and Language Pathology from Teacher’s College Columbia University.
She holds the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence for Speech and Language Pathologists (CCC-SLP), the New York State License to practice Speech and Language Pathology, the Professional Certificate for Teachers of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD), as well as a Bilingual Extension to the TSSLD in English/Spanish from the Bilingual Institute at Teacher’s College Columbia University.