Using Infant Sign Language in Multilingual Classrooms

Baby and toddler

Classrooms today are increasingly diverse, with students coming from families that speak a variety of languages. This presents challenges for comprehension and communication, both for students learning English and for teachers trying to support the needs of multilingual students. One innovative solution that can help bridge these language gaps is using infant sign language. Infant…

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The Baby Signs® Program: A Helpful Tool in Bilingual Settings

Dad and daughter

Linda Acredolo, Ph.D. & Susan Goodwyn, Ph,.D. As more and more parents learn the value of exposing their children to second and even third languages early in life, the number of babies being raised in “bilingual homes” is rapidly increasing. Just what does this mean? In many cases it means that one parent speaks one…

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