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Speech and Language Development Table

Age

Capabilities

6 Months

  • Begins to make different sounds

8 Months

  • Increases babbling
  • Tries to imitate sounds we make

12 Months

  • Uses jargon (nonsense words that sound like real speech)
  • Produces 4-6 words
  • Imitates common words
  • Enjoys making the sounds of common animals and things

18 Months

  • Uses 10-20 words
  • Combines 2 words
  • Uses words to make wants known ("more")
  • Imitates words and sounds more clearly
  • Knows and produces the names of 5 things

2 Years

  • 95% of children have mastered the p, d, m, n, w, and h sounds
  • Has a sentence length of 2-3 words
  • Has around 300 words in their vocabulary

3 Years

  • 95% of children have mastered the b, t, k, and g sounds
  • Uses words to make comments and express ideas
  • Has sentence length of 3-4 words
  • Has a vocabulary of around 1000 words

4 Years

  • 95% of children have mastered the ng, y, and f sounds
  • Has a sentence length of 4-5 words
  • Begins to use complex sentences
  • Has a vocabulary of around 1500 words

6 Years

  • 95% of children have mastered the r sound

7 Years

  • 95% of children have mastered the "th" voiced sound

8 Years

  • 95% of children have mastered the "th" voiceless sound
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