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Using Signs to Facilitate Vocabulary in Children With Language Delays Lederer, Susan Hendler PhD, CCC/SLP; Battaglia, Dana PhD,

Jan 12, 2015 -- 6:01 pm
The purpose of this article is to explore recommended practices in choosing and using key word signs (i.e., simple single-word gestures for communication) to facilitate first spoken words in hearing children with language delays. Developmental, theoretical, and empirical supports for this practice are discussed. Practical recommendations for choosing first word–sign pairs from both functional communication and developmental lexical perspectives are provided. To read the entire article, please click here:

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