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Sign with your baby : how to communicate with infants before they can speak
Garcia, W. Joseph.
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Publication Information:
Seattle : Sign2Me ; Bellingham, WA : Stratton-Kehl Publications, [2001]

Physical Description:
106 pages, 2 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
"This book is based on information originally presented in the book, Toddler talk"--T.p. verso.
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P118.5 .G367 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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A guide for hearing parents demonstrates how they can teach their hearing infants to communicate with simple sign language gestures before they can speak.

Table of Contents

Communication: The Backbone to a Healthy Relationship With Your Childp. 9
911...To Call or Not to Call?p. 11
Proving an Intuitionp. 13
Get the Big Picturep. 15
Something Done Wrong Long Enough Becomes Right?p. 15
Why the First Signs of Intelligent Life Can Be Signsp. 17
"Even Though I Can't Talk Yet, I Know More Than You Think I Know"p. 19
How Your Child's Cognitive Skills and Motor Coordination Develop During Infancyp. 20
Seeing the World Through a Newcomer's Eyesp. 21
Shared Perception and Shared Meaningp. 21
Learning by Associationp. 23
Will Signing Interfere With My Child's Speech Development?p. 24
To Contribute or to Commit?p. 25
How to Sign With Your Babyp. 26
Let Your Fingers Do the Talkingp. 26
Gazes: Opportune Moments to Introduce Signsp. 26
Let's Face Itp. 28
The First Signs of Intelligent Lifep. 29
How To Show Your Infant a Signp. 29
Which Signs to Start With and When to Startp. 31
"Can You Tell Me Where It Hurts?"p. 39
Some Handy Gamesp. 41
Recognizing Your Children's Signsp. 43
Repeating and Reinforcing Your Signsp. 46
Combining Signsp. 48
How to Create a New Signp. 48
The Power of Silencep. 49
Things to Rememberp. 50
The Terrible Twos and Threes: Talk Your Child Out of Themp. 51
Final Thoughtsp. 52
Hand Shapesp. 55
Vocabularyp. 57
Referencesp. 107
Indexp. 108