Dr. Linda Acredolo, PhD, is one of the authors in town. She is a professor emeritus in Psychology at UC Davis.

Acredolo has written a number of books about infant development, including Baby Signs, a best-selling book about sign language for babies. Many parents nationwide have used this with their children.

After retirement, Acredolo put all her efforts into her Baby Signs business, creating an educational institute and various materials to spread the news about Baby Signs. She has been interviewed by Oprah Winfrey, Dateline NBC,1 and Time Magazine,2 among others.


1. Sintetos, Mike. 'Breaktime: Linda Acredolo — Following the signs to a successful career.' Dateline UC Davis. 2004-5-21.
2. Paul, Pamela. 'Want a Brainier Baby?' Time Magazine. 2006-1-8.