This Friday, Oct. 8, 2010 photo shows teacher Robyn Gates, right, and toddler Haley Smith, 20-months-old, as they practice sign language at Malena's Mini School in Pensacola, Fla. Sign language has ... more 
This Friday, Oct. 8, 2010 photo shows teacher Robyn Gates, right, and toddler Haley Smith, 20-months-old, as they practice sign language at Malena's Mini School in Pensacola, Fla. Sign language has long been a technique for psychologists working with very young children, but parents over the last decade or so have embraced the practice with special classes, books, DVDs and online programs. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Melissa Nelson
Fri, Oct 15, 2010 6:06 PM EDT