Do you have a child that is between 18-24 months of age? Here are some milestones your little one
may be experiencing. I’ve also
listed some “red flags.”
-Typically, you can understand their spoken message 25-50% of the
-An 18 month old typically has 50 words in their expressive
-A 24 month old typically has 200-300
-Using 1-3 words in their sentences.
-Use inflection to ask questions.
-Follow simple directions.
-Can answer simple questions.
-Engage in simple, pretend play, such as talking on the
Here are some “red flags”
-Unable to understand any of their spoken
-Not using single words
-Not responding to their name
-Not pointing to objects to show
-Prefer to be alone
-Limited eye contact
-Become very upset by small changes in their environment
-Not seeing the child engage in simple, pretend play, such as
feeding the baby doll
Daily tips, activities, and suggestions on how to naturally embed speech, language, play, fine motor, gross motor, and cognitive skills into your child's day, often using the materials already found in your home environment.
Marena Mitchell is a speech-language pathologist
Bringing Therapy Home
"Play is the brain's favorite way of learning"