Below are some typical speech and language norms
SPEECH SOUND AQUISITION
/p/ /m/ /h/ /n/ /w/ /b/ /d/ /t/ /y/
/k/ /g/ /f/ /s/ /z/ /sh/ /ch/ /j/
/l/ /s/ blends ( sp, sm, st, sn, sw, sk)
/r/, other blend sounds (bl, gl, fl, sl, pl, cl, br, gr, tr, dr, fr, pr, cr, tw, kw, spr, scr, spl, str, skw)
Phonological Processes ( please click the link to view common phonological processes)
By 12 months your baby should be able to;
-Combine sounds and gestures eg points to something and makes a sound combination "ahha"
- Start using single words ; e.g. mum, dad, cat, car, more, go
-Understand simple commands e.g " no"
-Understand the names of familiar objects or people
- Try to make familiar sounds eg animal/car sounds
By the age of TWO your toddler should be able to;
-Name simple body parts
-Listen to stories and name pictures
-Understand simple sentences e.g " where's your hat?"
-Use more than 50 words
-Beginning to use two word combinations eg "milk gone", "no car", "mum fast"
-Sing simple songs
-Use some pronouns instead of names eg "he", "it"
By the age of THREE, your child should be able to;
-Recognize their own needs, eg "hunger"
-Use 3-4 word sentences eg " mummy juice all gone", " I get my car", "big truck goes fast"
-Begin to use basic grammar
-Asks lots of questions
-Be understood by familiar adults
By the age of FOUR, your child should be able to;
- Understand shape and colour names
-Understand some "time" words e.g. "lunchtime", "today"
-Ask who, what and why questions
-Use 4-5 word sentences
-Use correct grammar with occasional mistakes e.g " she falled down"
-Be understood by most people