Why You Should Use Sign Language to Help Your Late Talker

Why You Should Use Sign Language to Help Your Late Talker

Late Talkers, Sign Language
Sign language is a powerful tool for helping young children who are late to talk and have difficulty understand others to communicate. In fact, the research tells us that sign language is not only easier than spoken language, it actually helps facilitate the emergence of verbal communication in children with language difficulties. This is contrary to what is logical. You wouldn’t be blamed for thinking that teaching a child to sign would replace the need for verbal language, preventing it from emerging. In actuality, what we find is the opposite, that children who learn to sign talk sooner. It also helps children develop their understanding of language a whole lot faster. Sign language is still language. For children who are really struggling with the verbal and auditory processing components of…
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