The development of a baby or child is so crucial for their long term wellbeing. Childhood is a time of life where the brain and body are expanding and growing and learning so rapidly. And yet the fact is, many babies will experience or be at risk for developmental delays. Here at Bright Start, we offer early intervention and speech therapy to assist the needs of children with developmental delays and their families.
Your 18 to 24-month old baby is growing and learning new skills quickly. He is likely knows the meaning of simple objects, names items in a book, understands simple verbs. The following developmental milestone chart will give you an idea of what do expect during the next few months. The project above was completed by Master of Occupational Therapy students at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center and posted with permission.
Seeking a baby milestone chart for the first year is a great helper that will allow you to track your baby's development phases. Track all the baby's development milestones in one place, from the gross motor, to fine motor, social and communication.
Here are some general guidelines as to what your child should be doing with his/her speech and language at each age. If you have concerns about if your child is developing their speech and language at an appropriate pace, please look into receiving an evaluation. Please see my Does My Child Need Speech Therapy? page for some tips as to where to start. Below is a chart that I have compiled based off of my favorite norms and experience. The sounds are on the number corresponding to the age in…