There is a typical sequence of speech, language, hearing development for children of all ages. Below is a quick look at communication developmental milestones for a 1 to 2 year old child. Milestones are tasks and behaviors your child should be able to exhibit or produce at this age.
HEARING AND UNDERSTANDING
- Points to a few body parts when asked.
- Follows simple commands and understands simple questions (“Roll the ball,” “Kiss the baby,” “Where’s your shoe?”).
- Listens to simple stories, songs, and rhymes.
- Points to pictures in a book when named.
- Says more words every month.
- Uses some one- or two- word questions (“Where kitty?” “Go bye-bye?” “What’s that?”).
- Puts two words together (“more cookie,” “no juice,” “mommy book”).
- Uses many different consonant sounds at the beginning of words.
If your child is having difficulty completing any of these tasks, talk with your Pediatrician or call Pamela Rowe Speech Therapy of Jacksonville for more information. Your child may benefit from a Speech and Language Evaluation and possible Speech and/or Language Therapy. Click here for a few tips on increasing your child’s communication at this age.