Animated Video of Sign Language Movement for Same
Begin with hands parallel in front of chest, index fingers extended. Bring hands together in double movement so the sides of the index fingers touch. When introducing categories and opposites.
Related Signs
Bad : Do not use the sign "bad" in association with the child. Use the sign "bad" in association with a viewed behavior. Ex. "bad dog" or "bad apple"
Different : When child begins to discriminate categories and opposites.
Down : When child requests to get out of highchair, swing or crib. (This sign may be paired with the sign "finished".)
Girl : When child discrimates gender.
Good : Use this sign as a form of praise. Whenever child responds appropriately to request, consistently sign "good" while saying "good job", "great effort", "perfect".
Same : When introducing categories and opposites.
Up : When introducing opposites and positions. When child requests getting out of crib or highchair, you may want to teach the up/down signs.
Yes : Use this sign to tell the child that he/she responded appropriately to task. You may find it just as easy to nod your head rather that using this sign.
No : Use this sign to get his/her attention. You may find that the child responds quicker to the word "no" when it is accompanied by the sign. This is commonly used if the parent/caregiver is on the telephone and unable to verbally reprimand child or in social situations where the parent wants to stop the child but does not want to embarass child in front of others.
Boy : When child begins to discriminate gender.