Date of Award
Master of Science
Vanesa T. Mueller
Baby sign has been becoming more popular and known through the publication of parenting books and websites dedicated to its use. Research continues to blossom on the subject, demonstrating that it is indeed beneficial on many levels for both the infant and their caregiver. Several researchers have implicated the effects of baby sign on infantsâ?? cognitive and behavioral development. The purpose of this research is to analyze the effects of a baby sign training on the interactions of mothers and their babies. Five typically developing infants between the ages of eight and fourteen months and their parent participated in this study, however, only one infant-mother dyad completed the study. The Infant and Maternal Rating Scales (Mahoney, G. 1998; Mahoney, G. 2008) were used to determine the effectiveness of the baby sign treatment. The results indicate that the majority of the ratings increased during the treatment phase of the study. Overall, the baby sign training demonstrated effectiveness.
Recieved from ProQuest
Gurrola, Ayzzar, "The Effects Of Using Baby Sign Training On The Interactions Between Mothers And Infants" (2023). Open Access Theses & Dissertations. 3912.