Frequently Asked Questions
Will Signing Discourage My Baby From Learning to Talk?
Absolutely not! In fact, in a long-term Baby Signs study funded by the National Institute of Health and conducted at the University of California, we found the exact opposite to be true. [more]
When Will My Baby Start Signing Back to Me?
The answer varies enormously from baby to baby depending on a child's interest in communicating (some babies prefer climbing bookshelves to reading books), development of related skills (e.g., memory, imitation, attention), and the frequency with which parents model the signs. [more]
My Baby is 20 Months Old? Is This Too Late to Start Signing?
Even babies with 50 to 100 word vocabularies still find some words too hard to say (e.g., hippopotamus, crocodile). [more]
Does the Baby Signs(r) Program Use American Sign Language (ASL)?
Since the publication of the our book, many people have asked us how using the Baby Signs® Program relates to American Sign Language. [more]
Does Using ASL Rather Than AUSLAN Make a Difference?
People often ask Baby Signs Australia [more]
What if we use more than one language in our family?
A question we often get asked. So how does a family incorporate the Baby Signs program into their family that uses more than one language? [more]