The effects of baby sign training on child development

Bethany Iris Urquidi, University of Texas at El Paso


Introduction: Baby sign has gained the attention of many researchers and parents. Relatively little is known about the use of baby sign and the impact it has on the development of children. As the use of baby sign increases in popularity, research studies have had limited and inconsistent results regarding its influence. Purpose: The purpose of this study is to measure the effects of baby sign training on the overall development of normally hearing children while improving on the limitations of current studies (between group study). Methods: Participants in the study included 22 children, ages 6 months to 2 years; 5 months (11 children who received the baby sign work shop, and 11 children who were used as a control group). The experimental and control group were administered a pre- post-test to assess, communicative, cognitive, social, adaptive behavior, and physical development. Results/Conclusion: There was no statistically significant difference between the pre- and posttest scores of the control group compared to the experimental group.

Subject Area

Speech therapy

Recommended Citation

Urquidi, Bethany Iris, "The effects of baby sign training on child development" (2015). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI1592005.