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Teaching Baby Sign Language can be an extremely satisfying work at home job. Your career as a Baby Sign Language Instructor will bring many rewards not only in monitory terms but also as a self-fulfilling valuable social service to your community. Baby Sign Language is a popular topic of discussion in numerous magazine articles and is also a subject of in-depth scientific research. Below is just a sampling of the Baby Sign Language Research material that supports the benefits of signing with your baby. Links have been provided when available.


TOPIC:  THE OVERALL BENEFITS OF BABY SIGN LANGUAGE
"Signs of Intelligent Life" by Margaret Jaworski, Family Circle, October 3, 2000, p. 14.
"Sign, Baby, Sign!" by Kristin Snoddon, World Federation of Deaf News, May 2000, pp. 16-17.
Acredolo, L.P., Goodwyn, S.W., Brown, Catherine, Impact of Symbolic Gesturing on Early Language Development - Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 24, 81-103.

TOPIC:  BABY SIGN LANGUAGE AND LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT
Acredolo, L. P., & Goodwyn, S.W. (July 2000). The Long-term Impact of Symbolic Gesturing During Infancy on IQ at age 8.
Daniels, M. (1994). The Effects of Sign Language on Hearing Children's Language Development.
Communication Education, October, v43 n4, p291 (8).
Daniels, M. (1996). Seeing Language: The Effect Over Time of Sign Language on Vocabulary Development in Early Childhood Education. Child Study Journal, 26, 193-208.

TOPIC:  BABY SIGN LANGUAGE AND LITERACY
Feltzer, Laura, MBR Reading Program: How Signing Helps Hearing Children Learn to Read - Research Summary
Hafer, Jan C, and Robert M. Wilson. Signing for Reading Success.

TOPIC: BABY SIGN LANGUAGE AND CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
Donovan, Claire S-LP, (1998) Teaching Sign Language, Disability Solutions, Volume 2, Issue 5, January/February 1998.
Square PA., (1994) Treatment Approaches For Developmental Apraxia Of Speech. Clinical Communication Disorders, Sept; 4(3): 151-61.

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