Speech and Language of the 12-17 Month Old
Your child begins to add more emotion into their speech and language and have a greater sense of receptive language after their first birthday. Take a look at some of the milestones to expect at this age with your child.
-Recognizes his or her name
-likes to make animal noises
-hears and discriminates various sounds
-may mix jargon with real words
-understands simple commands
-practices saying familiar words
-shows greater affection towards familiar people
You can help increase your child's speech and language skills by...
Reading colorful and interactive books to your child
Participate in imitation games such as peek-a-boo
Recite nursery rhymes
Talk to your baby about shared things you are doing together, such as shopping, bathing, dressing, etc.
Use short sentences when speaking to your baby
If you are concerned about your child's development we highly recommend speaking to your pediatrician. Our therapists will then conduct a comprehensive evaluation for your child's speech and language skills.