Baby Sign Language

Baby sign language is the use of manual signing in order to communicate with infants and toddlers. A better term would be "baby signing" since they are not using a full sign language, but a limited number of "stand alone" manual signs (most often taken from a sign language like ASL). While infants and toddlers have a desire to communicate their needs and wishes, they lack the ability to do so clearly because the production of speech lags behind cognitive ability in the first years of life. Proponents of baby sign language say that this gap between desire to communicate and ability often leads to frustration and tantrums.
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