Are you concerned about your child’s speech and language development?
Here are crucial steps in the development of speech and language that may help guide you to determine whether or not your child would benefit from a speech and language screening or speech and language evaluation.
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• Vocalizes pleasure and displeasure
• Responds to 1 or 2 words other than name
• Imitates coughs, tongue clicking, and hissing
• Imitates sounds of animals
• Controls intonations, patterns of those similar to parents
Thirteen to Eighteen Months
• Points to desired objects
• Vocalizes voice up and down
• Uses pronouns
• Verbalizes need for food, drink, and toilet
- By 2 years old your child’s speech should be 50% intelligible
- By 3 years old your child’s speech should be 75% intelligible
- Between 4 and 5 years old, your child’s speech should be between 75% and 90% intelligible.