Linda and Susan are the co-authors of the popular Baby Signs books on infant communication.
Linda Acredolo, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology at the University of California, Davis, and has served as associate editor of Child Development, the leading professional research journal, and as secretary of the prestigious Society for Research in Child Development.
Susan Goodwyn, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology and child development at California State University, Stanislaus, and holds an associate researcher position at the University of California, Davis.
The authors have received numersous research grants, most notably from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, published well over forty scholarly articles and book chapters, and presented research findings in countless settings. They have appeared on Oprah, Dateline NBC, 20/20, and other media, and their first book, Baby Signs, was featured in national parenting publications.
For more information about Baby Signs and Baby Moinds, visit the authors' web site at: www.babysigns.com.
The bestselling parenting guide featured on "Oprah" and "Dateline" is revised and updated with new signs.
For every parent or caregiver who has struggled unsuccessfully to decode baby grunts and grabs, resulting in tearful frustration for both adult andchild, there is Baby Signs. Based on 20 years of research, this one-of-a-kind classic shows you how to encourage your baby's use of nonverbal gestures to enhance communication. Simple hand movements signifyobjects, events, and needs, so your infant can enjoy interactions with youthat otherwise would have been impossible until they could talk. New features of this revised edition include helpful tips on incorporating Baby Signs into the day care setting and more than 50 additional illustrated Baby Signs.