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Age                 Listening & Understanding        Talking





• Startles to loud sounds

• Looks toward sounds

• Seems to recognize your voice​


• Recognizes words for common

   items like "cup" or "book"

• Responds to requests such as

   "Come here" or "Want more?"


• Points to a few body parts

• Follows one-step commands

• Understands some prepositions  

• Finds familiar objects not in sight

• Responds to requests to say words​


• Identifies pictures when named

• Understands common action words

   like “run” and “jump” 

• Understands new words rapidly

• Follows basic two-step directions

• Puts away toys on request​


• Understands differences in meaning  

   like "big-little" or "up-down" 

• Identifies parts of an object

• Enjoys listening to stories for longer

   periods of time

• Follows three step commands​


• Acknowledges you when you call from

   another room

• Answers simple "who", "what", and

   "where" questions​


• Pays attention to short stories and  

  answers simple questions about them

• Hears and understands most of

   what is said




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Personalized one-on-one therapy sessions to meet your child's needs


A family partnership approach with ongoing support and education


Social skills groups to facilitate a child’s ability to communicate with friends and family in a socially appropriate manner


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2-3 Years







3-4 Years





​4-5 Years

The table below provides a general guideline of typical speech and language development.

0-6 Month




6-12 Months





12-18 Months






18-24 Months








• Coos and goos

• Smiles at you, laughs

• Babbles with different sounds (mama,baba)​


• Babbles with a variety of sounds and lengths

• Uses gestures to communicate (waving, pointing)

• Has one or two words (dog, dada, mama) around

   first birthday, although sounds may not be clear​


• Says about 15 meaningful words

• Uses some one- or two-word questions like

   "More?" or  "Go bye-bye?"  

• Uses many different consonant sounds

• Talks rather than gestures


• Uses about 50 different words

• Uses two-word phrases frequently  

• Refers to self by name

• Verbalizes two different needs like “water please”  

• Uses new words regularly

• Uses three-word phrases occasionally​


• Has a word for most common things

• Makes sentences with two or three words

• Uses k, g, f, t, d, and n sounds

• Speaks in a way that is understood by familiar

   listeners most of the time  

• Asks for objects by naming them​


• Talks about activities at school or friends' homes

• Speaks in a way that is understood by most

• Makes sentences that have four or more words 

• Talks easily without repeating syllables or words​


• Gives details in sentences

• Tells stories that stick to topic

• Says most sounds correctly except a few

   like l, s, r, v, z, ch, sh, th