As your child starts to grow, there are some early language development milestones to be aware of. Check out the list below to make sure your child is progressing at a regular pace.
Birth – 3 Months
From birth to 3 months a child should begin to recognize familiar voices and smile reflexively. A social smile should develop at around 3 months.
4 – 6 Months
From 4 to 6 months a child should begin to babble and use more consonant-like sounds (p,b,m). They should move their eyes toward a source and begin to vocalize excitement and displeasure.
7 – 9 Months
From 7-9 months a child should begin to play vocally, shout for attention, and begin using jargon (pre-linguistic vocalizations in which infants use adult-like stress and intonation).
10 – 12 Months
From 10-12 months the child should recognize their own name, use one or more words, and follow simple commands.
Early Identification is key
If you find that your child is late to any of these milestones and you’re concerned about the speech and language progression, book a chat with us. Our staff of certified Speech-Language Pathologists can help.
ASHA has downloadable handouts for these milestones if you are looking to learn more.