Communication is a fundamental skill for playing, learning and building relationships. Our therapists have been trained in various evidence-based treatment techniques to help children develop or regain functional and meaningful communication skills for life.
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+ By 3 Months
- Briefly gazes at people.
- Quiets when picked up.
+ By 6 Months
- Babbles for attention.
- Turns and looks in direction of sound.
- Makes many different sounds.
+ By 8 Months
- Responds to name.
- Produces 4 or more different sounds.
- Listens to own vocalizations.
- Tries to imitate sounds.
+ By 12 Months
- Using 2-6 words other than Mama and Dada.
- Imitates familiar words.
- Understands simple instructions.
- Recognizes word/object relations.
+ By 15 Months
- Word usuage is increasing.
- Asks for “more”.
- Waves bye-bye.
- Begining to point to pictures
+ By 18 Months
- Uses 10-20 words, including names.
- Points to toes, eyes and nose.
- Imitates words and sounds more precisely.
+ By 2 Years
- Has about a 300-word vocabulary.
- Listens for the meaning of words.
- 2-3 word sentence length
- Asks what and where questions.
- Asks for drink, toilet or food.
+ By 2.5 Years
- Has a 450 word vocbulary.
- Gives first name.
- Uses past tense.
- Likes to hear the same story repeated.
- Talks to children and adults.
- Can name common pictures and things.
+ By 3 Years
- Has a 1000 word vocabulary.
- Uses 3-4 word sentences.
- Can relay or tell a story or idea.
- Can stay on task for 8-9 minutes.
+ By 4 Years
- Uses 4-5 word sentences.
- Asks “who” and “why” questions.
- Identifies some colors and shapes.
- Stays on task for 11-12 minutes.
+ By 5 Years
- Uses 5-6 word sentences.
- Knows full name and address.
- Uses all speech sounds correctly.
- Asks questions to get information.
- Uses all types of sentences.
- Understands spatial relationships.
+ By 6 Years
- Has correct articulation for speech sounds.
- Uses adult grammar in conversation.
- Beginning to read simple words.
- Names days of the week in order and counts to 30.
- Ask a lot of “why”, “what,” and “how” questions.