5 Years

  • Speak in long, complete sentences 
  • Ask 'why', 'who' and 'how come' 
  • Tell and retell detailed stories 
  • Understand long verbal directions

4 Years 

  • Speech is 100% clear to an unfamiliar listener
  • Use adult-like grammar 
  • Can make simple rhymes (cat-hat) 
  • Follow 3-step directions

3 Years 

  • Use 5-8 word sentences 
  • Tell simple stories 
  • Speech is 75% clear to an unfamiliar listener
  • Understand simple questions 
  • Follow 2-3 step directions

2 Years 

  • Say at least 100-150 words 
  • Speech is 50% clear to an unfamiliar listener (eg. somebody outside of the family) 
  • Combine words in to 2-word phrases 
  • Follow 2-step directions

18 Months   

  • Use 10-20 words 
  • Imitate new words and gestures  
  • Point to body parts 
  • Point to pictures in books when asked 
  • Understand 'in/out', 'on/off' 
  • Can pretend play with toys (ex. give teddy a drink) 
  • Enjoy being read to 
  • Make at least 4 different sounds (p,b,m,n,d,h,w)

12 Months 

  • Say first words 
  • Point as if to say "Look at that"
  • Look to where you are pointing 
  • Combine sounds (ex. abada) 
  • Follow one-step directions 

9 Months  

  • Respond to name 
  • Understand "no" 
  • Babble (ex. bababa, dadada) 
  • Play peek-a-boo 
  • Gesture to indicate wants or needs(ex. reaches up) 

6 Months

  • Make cooing sounds (ah-ee-oo) 
  • Imitate cough & some sounds (ex.buh)
  • Turn head toward a sound

Did You Know?

  • 20-30% of 2-3 year-olds are late-talkers
  • 30-50% of these late-talkers will NOT simply 'outgrow' this problem without intervention
  • Without therapy, these children may have long-term academic, language, social, and behavioural challenges throughout their schooling

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