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Sign language is the use of hand and body movements to communicate.
It includes hand movements for entire words or phrases and finger positions for
each letter of the alphabet.
Sign language may help people who are not able to pronounce words
clearly or who are hearing impaired. A qualified professional teaches sign
Teaching a child sign language does not delay a child's ability to
talk if she or he is able to learn to talk.
Current as of:
July 29, 2016
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Louis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics
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