my son was born 3 1/2 years ago, he
had a few medical problems and one of
them was that he could not breathe normally.
He needed a trachy (tube in his neck)
to breathe until he could hopefully
grow out of it.
We decided to start to learn sign language
so that we could communicate with him
not knowing if or when he would grow
out of the trachy.
It was so difficult to find info on
baby signing. I am really happy that
new parents have access to this information
now and that you make it so easy.
It was a struggle but Aaron and I went
really well with signing (mostly about
our dog playing ball, and cars and trucks)
and when the trachy came out at age
2 years the doctors expected significant
speech therapy, but we didn't need any.
speech came along really well and by
age 3 he was at or above the age appropriate
level. I really think this is because
Aaron was already used to 'talking'
he just started to use words instead.
Sign language really helped Aaron to
communicate with me and he was so happy
when I could understand what he wanted.