Children learn to speak at their own pace and reach milestones at various ages. Here are some milestones that can help determine if you need to seek professional advice

Hearing and Understanding

  • Startles to loud sounds
  • Quiets or smiles when spoken to
  • Seems to recognize your voice and quiets if crying
  • Increases or decreases sucking behavior in response to sound

Talking

  • Makes pleasure sounds (cooing, gooing)
  • Cries differently for different needs
  • Smiles when sees you