Friday, September 5, 2008

Baby Signs Creator Linda Acredolo Interviewed by NAEYC

Linda Acredolo and her partner, Susan Goodwyn, were two of the first people to research the impacts of signing with babies. They also created one of the first baby signing programs, Baby Signs.

The National Associaton for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) interviewed Linda for their radio program. Linda discusses the benefits of sign language beyond reduced frustration, and also explains why signing is so beneficial. She also addresses the concern some have raised about "flawed research."

This is a great interview that summarizes the basics of how she became interested in baby sign language, her views on teaching American Sign Language (ASL) versus made-up or home sign, and the reasons why babies who sign have improved verbal abilities.

July 2008

“Improving your Baby’s Communication Skills,” with Linda Acredolo, Ph.D.

Dr. Linda AcredoloDr. Linda Acredolo is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of California at Davis and an internationally recognized scholar in the field of child development with a special focus on the effects of encouraging hearing babies to use signs to communicate before they can speak. With Dr. Susan Goodwyn she co-authored the best-selling book for parents entitled BABY SIGNS: How to Talk With Your Baby Before Your Baby Can Talk.


bburns March 28, 2011 at 6:31 PM  

I have also seen success with the Baby Signing Time! videos. They are fun to watch and the songs are really catchy too. I think all baby sign language products are great and work wonders on their little minds.

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