About Dr. Joseph Garcia & Baby Sign Language
How Baby Signing Began
While working in the Deaf Community in the late 1980’s, Dr. Joseph Garcia observed that Hearing babies of Deaf parents were able to communicate using American Sign Language.
Being an innovative thinker by nature, Dr. Joseph wondered if all pre-speech babies could express themselves using signs. His graduate studies and research projects with hearing parents and pre-speech babies confirmed that sign language allows clear and effective parent-infant communication before speech begins. He wrote his first book, Toddler Talk, The First Signs of Intelligent Life (1994), and the world was introduced to the concept of using sign language with Hearing babies.
A world-wide social movement was born!
Around the globe, thousands of families have used Dr. Joseph’s sign language books and programs to improve communication with their infants. He continues to work with babies and their families through community, hospital and national education programs.
How has baby sign language affected his own family?
“During their first years of cultural imprinting, my children learned to navigate life by using their signs to control their environment. That communication made a lasting impression on the way they engaged with everything. It made the difference between being led and leading. It’s my belief that signing with my infant children had a significant developmental impact that is evident today in their amazing adult lives.”
- Dr. Joseph
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- Waking up
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