We're starting to use sign language with Ian. I have known for several years that I wanted to teach my child sign language. Of course, he will not be able to produce any signs for a few months. However, I am looking forward to the time when he can communicate in other ways besides crying. I've read some very good things about using ASL(American Sign Language), including the ability to produce spoken words sooner. Doing so can reduce the amount of stress on Ian since he will be capable of letting others know what is wrong. It is not going to be an easy task, but as long as we are consistent, things should go well. Wish us luck!