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The Parents’ Guide to Baby Signs
Early Communication with Your Infant

Leann Sebrey
Illustrations by Valerie Nelson-Metlay

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1 Laying the Foundation for Using American Sign Language with Babies

2 Why Use ASL with Hearing Children?

3 A Time to Teach, A Time to Learn

4 Getting Started

5 Moments of Receptiveness

6 Practical Techniques and Helpful Hints

7 Visual Capabilities of Young Children

8 Waiting for Baby’s First Sign

9 Interpreting the Signs of Babies

10 What If I Do Not Know a Sign?

11 Some Final Thoughts


Selected References

Glossary of Child- and Family-Oriented Signs

Leann Sebrey formerly worked as a certified nurse and now teaches parents, caregivers, and educators how to teach American Sign Language to very young children.

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ISBN 978-1-56368-398-5, 5˝ x 8˝ paperback, 128 pages, sign illustrations, index



ISBN 978-l-56368-430-2


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