Sign Language Can Help Boost a Baby’s Brain Development

A government study found that 36-month-old signers were talking like 47-month-olds and that 8-year-old signing babies scored an average of 12 points higher on IQ tests than non-signers.

Dr. Robert C. Fifer, Director of Audiology and Speech Pathology at the Mailman Center for Child Development at the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine, said that children have the ability to begin communication around 6 months of age.

“It’s good for language foundation, brain development and cognitive development later on,” said Fifer.

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