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We focus on speech and stuttering therapy services for all ages

Birth - 3 Months

  • Eye contact and visual preference for faces
  • Shows preference for mother’s voice
  • Differentiated crying – has different cries for different needs
  • Smiles when caregiver appears
  • First vocalizations of vowel-like sounds
  • Starts to recognize voice of primary caregiver

4 - 6 Months

  • Smiles more frequently
  • Laughs with joy
  • Vocalizes to caregiver’s smile and talk
  • Makes throaty consonant sounds (k, g, h)
  • Shows interest in his/her surroundings
  • Enjoys being talked to

6 - 9 Months

  • Locates source of sound by turning head towards the sound
  • Babbles single syllables and uses early-developing consonants
  • Responds to human speech by smiling and vocalizing
  • Begins to understand words in context
  • Understands a few gestures and words for common items
  • Responds when called/gestured to (“Come here”, “Want more?”)

9 - 12 Months

  • Jabbers in response to human voice
  • Babbles to syllable words
  • Understands and carries out basic commands
  • Comprehends an assortment of action words (“drink”, “go”)
  • Enjoys jingles and rhymes
  • Understands about 50 words

12 - 18 Months

  • Understands simple sentences
  • Points to objects when named
  • Follows a short series of commands (“wipe the dolls nose”)
  • Comprehends 150-200 words
  • Points to own nose, ears, mouth, etc… on request
  • Knows his/her own name

18 - 24 Months

  • Listens to simple stories
  • Responds to commands such as “show me”
  • Understands and answers simple “wh” questions
  • Responds to yes/no by shaking or nodding head
  • Identifies five body parts
  • Comprehends on an average of 300 words

2 - 2.5 Years

  • Enjoys listening to simple familiar stories read to them
  • Enjoys hearing and listening to songs
  • Follows 2 related commands (“pick up ball and give it to me”)
  • Understands and responds to “what/where” questions
  • Understands prepositions such as “in”, “under”, “in front”
  • Comprehends nearly all sentence structures

2.5 - 3 Years

  • Carries out commands with two different prepositions
  • Responds/ follows to two unrelated commands
  • Answers simple questions (“who, what where?”)
  • Comprehends approximately 900-1200 words
  • Understands taking turns
  • Shows an interest in explanations of “why”, and “how”