|aEarly use of total communication|h[videorecording] /|cproduced & directed by Betsy Gibbs, Ann Springer.
|aBaltimore, Md. :|bDistributed by Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.,|cc1991.
|a1 videocassette (22 min.) :|bsd., col. ;|c1/2 in. +|e1 phamplet.
|a"Parents' perspectives on using sign language with young children with Down syndrome."--Container.
|aFor many young children with Down syndrome, the ability to express their thoughts verbally develops more slowly than their ability to understand language. To overcome this obstacle to communication, many parents and professionals are using a total communication approach--combining speech with sign language--to help young children with Down syndrome to express their thoughts and needs, and develop positive bonds with their families. On this video, parents speak about their initial fears as well as the benefits and drawbacks of using total communication with their child.