Speech and Language of the 6-12 Month Old
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
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