- What have the studies shown? And what have parents got to say?
- The statistics of hearing loss - in children and adults.
- Why should you care?
What the Official Studies Say About Sign Language...
- Studies have shown that babies who learned sign as infants had a higher IQ overall than babies who didn't learn sign.
- Children who have learned sign have been shown to have more advanced language skills than children who have not learned sign.
- Signing in the classroom has led to improved math scores among students.
- Learning sign language at an early age helps develop the brain in the critical early years of language development.
What Parents say...
There have been hundreds of studies into Sign Language because let's face it, we only want the best for our children.
- That babies who sign seem happier (therefore happier Mums)
- Signing helps parents to tune into Baby's needs and they form strong bonds.
- Most children can learn to Sign by the age of 7-8 months (some as early as 3-6 months)
- Babies who Sign seem happier and are lees prone to tantrums because they can express their needs better.
- Babies who Sign also come to have a great grasp of language too.
- Signing is especially beneficial for babies who are prone to glue ear and middle ear infections
- My number one reason for learning to Sign - you can yell at them in public without saying a word =)