Steps to take if you have concerns about your child’s speech and language development.
Step 1: Developmental Milestones
Find out if your child is meeting their developmental milestones. Developmental milestones are a list of things that most children can do by a certain age. Milestones are separated by areas of development.
- Cognition (learning, thinking, problem-solving)
- Movement/physical development
Speech and Language Milestones
Developmental Milestones by Age/End of Grade
“Your Child's Communication Development: Kindergarten Through Fifth Grade.” American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, www.asha.org/public/speech/development/communicationdevelopment/.
“Learn the Signs. Act Early.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 16 Oct. 2017, www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/milestones/index.html.