What age is your child?

We have something for every milestone

babyhands

3-6 Months

  • Smiles spontaneously to human contact
  • Smiles when playing alone
  • Smiles at faces of several family members
  • Stops crying when spoken to
  • Shows different responses to different family members
  • Coos to caregivers

7-12 Months

  • Responds to “Come here baby!”
  • Becomes more outgoing with familiar people
  • Shows anxiety when separated from favorite caregiver
  • Likes to be with specific people
  • Uses speech sounds to get attention
  • Listens when spoken to
  • Says 1-3 words
  • Uses nouns almost exclusively
  • Understands simple commands
baby&bear
baby&bear

7-12 Months

  • Responds to “Come here baby!”
  • Becomes more outgoing with familiar people
  • Shows anxiety when separated from favorite caregiver
  • Likes to be with specific people
  • Uses speech sounds to get attention
  • Listens when spoken to
  • Says 1-3 words
  • Uses nouns almost exclusively
  • Understands simple commands

12-18 Months

  • Follows simple directions, especially with gestures
  • Practices intonation, sometimes imitating an adult
  • Is aware of the value of communication
  • Uses much, meaningful jargon with inflection and emotion
  • Has an expressive vocabulary of 5-20 words
  • Produces 2-word phrases
  • Most speech is unintelligible
  • Combines gestures and vocalizations
  • Requests more of desired items

18-24 Months

  • Names common objects
  • Uses 2-3 or more prepositions like “in” or “under”
  • Uses noun + verb consistently
  • Listener understands 2/3 of what child says
  • Understands 300 words or more
  • Uses 100-200 words reliably
  • Rhythm and fluency of speech is poot
  • Confuses “I” and “Me”
  • Poor control of pitch and volume
  • Follows commands such as “show me your nose”
  • Adding more words
  • Knows 5 body parts
  • Enjoys listening to stories
  • Answers “what’s that” questions
kidsattable
kidsattable

18-24 Months

  • Names common objects
  • Uses 2-3 or more prepositions like “in” or “under”
  • Uses noun + verb consistently
  • Listener understands 2/3 of what child says
  • Understands 300 words or more
  • Uses 100-200 words reliably
  • Rhythm and fluency of speech is poot
  • Confuses “I” and “Me”
  • Poor control of pitch and volume
  • Follows commands such as “show me your nose”
  • Adding more words
  • Knows 5 body parts
  • Enjoys listening to stories
  • Answers “what’s that” questions
littlegirl

25-36 Months

  • Uses 3-4 word sentences
  • Speech is 50-70% intelligible to strangers
  • Understands 500-900 words
  • Says 50-250 or more words
  • Beginds to use plurals and past tense
  • Asks 1-2 word questions
  • Requests items by name
  • Uses vowels correctly
  • Responds to some yes and no questions
  • Knows main body parts
  • Verbs begin to emerge
  • Able to explain Experiences

3-4 Years

  • Understands more than is able to express
  • Identifies animals
  • Begins to identify colors
  • Enjoys pretend play schemes
  • Imitates many words, phrases, sounds
  • Understands contrasts
  • Uses at least four prepositions
  • Speech is 80% intelligible to strangers
  • Understands 1200-2000 words
  • Says 800-1500 or more words
  • Uses 4-5 words in sentences
  • Uses pronouns (him, her, she they)
  • Tells two events in chronological order
  • Engages in meaningful and long conversation
painthandkid
painthandkid

3-4 Years

  • Understands more than is able to express
  • Identifies animals
  • Begins to identify colors
  • Enjoys pretend play schemes
  • Imitates many words, phrases, sounds
  • Understands contrasts
  • Uses at least four prepositions
  • Speech is 80% intelligible to strangers
  • Understands 1200-2000 words
  • Says 800-1500 or more words
  • Uses 4-5 words in sentences
  • Uses pronouns (him, her, she they)
  • Tells two events in chronological order
  • Engages in meaningful and long conversation
kidssharing

4-5 Years

  • Can repeat sentences as long as 9 words
  • All speech should be intelligible, but some articulation errors may be present
  • Able to count to 10
  • Knows opposites
  • Can follow 3-step commands without help
  • Understands simple time concepts
  • Uses adjectives and adverbs in conversations
  • Talks extensively during play
  • Can repeat 4 syllable words
  • Able to define common words

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Email: info@ispeaktherapyservices.com
Hours:
8:30am to 6:00pm Monday through Thursday
Appointments only 9am to 1pm Friday
Saturday 10am to 1pm

Notice
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