Articles & Related Research

“Babies exposed to sign language babble with their hands, even if they are not deaf. The finding supports the idea that human infants have an innate sensitivity to the rhythm of language and engage it however they can, the researchers who made the discovery claim.”
-Alison Motluk

Books

  • Dancing with Words: Signing for Hearing Children’s Literacy, by Marilyn Daniels (Bergin & Garvey, 2000)
  • Seeing Voices: A Journey Into the World of the Deaf, by Oliver Sacks (University of California Press, 1989)
  • Music Therapy Handbook, Ed. Barbara Wheeler (Guilford Publications, 2015)

Articles:

Music & Music Therapy

Music Therapy with Peter,  Podcast by Lora Heller, Imagine Magazine

The Effect of Singing Paired with Signing, Journal of Music Therapy

The Benefits of Music & Sign in Language Development, by Lora Heller,  Music & Sign    Language & Learning

Music Therapy Helps Deaf Children with Cochlear Implants  The Matzav Network

Sign Language

Why Sign With Your Child?  by Lisa Hopen

Before Baby Talk, Signs and Signals, Judith Berck, New York Times Science Times

The Benefits of Using American Sign Language with Preschoolers  Click here 

Signing with your baby or toddler: How to communicate before your child can talk  Click here

Deafness

Children with Cochlear Implants     Language Acquisition         Educational Audiology Review (EAR)

Losing the Language of Silence, New York Magazine  Click here

The Benefits of Sign Language for Deaf Babies and Children  Click here 

Babbling in the manual mode, L.A. Petitto & P. Marentette, Science 

Other

The Chimp That Learned Sign Language  Click here

Autism and the Benefits of Sign Language  Click here

Creating a Bilingual Family  Click here and Click here