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is there babbling in sign language as babies are developing language skills?

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Dr. Natalie Hodge
26 years experience Pediatrics
No: No, I have never heard of this in my 20 years of caring for children. Thanks for taking such an interest in your child's development and thanks for trusting in Healthtap!
Answered on Dec 1, 2014
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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
41 years experience Pediatrics
If your baby is being taught sign, they will use it as taught. Unless you are teaching babbling, which I imagine is not possible, they will not babble in sign. Older children will, however, whine with signand sign is used as a tool to teach whiners to use words not whine.
Dec 1, 2014

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