Early Childhood News and Resources has a DVD and a chart that I viewed this morning that teaches Sign Language for Babies and Young Children. So what does that have to do with autism? Studies show that American Sign Language (ASL) has been shown to build the bridge of communication with the autistic child in lieu of verbal communication.
The DVD instruction are clear and provides some basic words to use with infants and older children. Here is a preview of some of the words: MORE, EAT, TIME FOR BED, COME WITH ME, BE CAREFUL! BOOK. GRANDMOTHER! LET’S PLAY!, LISTEN TO THE MUSIC!
Some other resources for sign language with infants and young children:
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