Does Sign Language Help Reading Skills?

As going back to school is upon us, we wanted to share with you the benefits of using sign language to improve reading and language skills. Teaching your baby sign language is very popular to begin to communicate with you. Researchers have found that using sign language is very beneficial for older children.

  1. When a child learns a letter of the alphabet they see the letter, say the letter, and sign the letter. The same for spelling a word. The child uses the sign to spell the word while saying the letters or sounds. When a child sees a word, then learns the sign for that word, it helps with sight reading. Each of these processes helps with memory retention resulting in improved language skills.
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