The impact of baby sign training on stress levels of daycare providers

Grisel Julieta Rodriguez, University of Texas at El Paso


Proponents of baby sign claim improvements in child-caregiver interactions and reductions in parental stress as benefits of implementing baby sign. Due to research contradicting the claims, and to the rise in daycare attendance, the current study investigated the effects of a baby sign workshop on the stress perception of daycare providers. A pre-test post-test between groups design with 20 participants was conducted using the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS10) and a workshop-specific descriptive survey as measures. The difference between the post-test stress levels of experimental and control groups approached significance, as did the differences between pre-test and post-test results for the experimental group. Over half of experimental group participants experienced reduced stress scores, and improved provider-child interactions.

Subject Area

Speech therapy|Early childhood education

Recommended Citation

Rodriguez, Grisel Julieta, "The impact of baby sign training on stress levels of daycare providers" (2015). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI1600347.