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Speech and Language of the 12-17 Month Old

Updated: Apr 17


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

-Understands "No"

-Waves Goodbye

-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.

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