Do you have a child between 2-3 years old (24-36 months)?
Here are some speech and language skills they should have:
-Can understand their spoken message 50-75% of the time.
-Can correctly produce p, b, m, n, h, w.
-By 3, they should have an expressive vocabulary of 1000 words (that
means they have 1000 words they use when talking).
-Follow 2-step related directions, such as “Go get your shoes and... bring them to me.”
-Watches other children and briefly engages in play with them (associative play).
Here is when you want to seek a professional opinion from a speech-language pathologist. If your child that is 2-3 years old is:
-Not combining words or have limited words.
-Has limited sounds they are using
-Not able to identify body parts.
-Difficulty attending to a simple book.
-Unable to follow single step directions.
When people have concerns, they tend to discuss it with their child's pediatrician first. If you have concerns with your child's speech and language skills, contact a speech-language pathologist for guidance.
~Marena Mitchell, Speech-Language Pathologist
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
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