Quoting hobbit*:" <blockquote><b>Quoting she nan igans:</b>" I disagree with this statement. My daughter ... [snip!] ... and ger more info about it because this is really doing my head in, and it looks like its helped your daughter. thanks!"
Yeah, I'd look into it. I agree, that listing things won't help. How we did it was teaching my daughter signs she'd need. So when she was thirsty, she'd do the sign for "drink." When she wanted to eat, she'd sign "food." If anything it was MORE work then saying a word, you know? Then she started saying the words with the signs, because I'd say the word everytime she signed it. Then she went to just words. Occasionally now if she thinks I don't understand her (or I tell her no) she'll start using the signs again, haha.