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Speech and Language of the 6-12 Month Old

Updated: Apr 17

At age 6 months, your child...

makes lots of different, playful sounds (babbling)

reacts to different voices that may be loud, sad, or friendly

laughs and coos with familiar voices

turns and looks at new sounds

babbles for attention

At 8 months, your child...

starts to respond to their name

is using syllables such as ka, da, ba

tries to imitate sounds

produces 4+ sounds

at 10 months, your child...

may say "mama" and "dada"

shouts for attention

plays peek-a-boo

says a sequence of sounds

at 12 months, your child...

recognizes their name

points to request objects

beings to say short words other than "mama" or "dada"

imitates familiar words

recognizes short words for objects (point to dog after "puppy" or points to doll after "baby.")

If you are concerned that your child is not meeting developmental milestones for speech we encourage you to speak to your pediatrician. Our Speech Language Pathologist will then conduct a comprehensive evaluation. www.texarkanatherapycenter.com

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