Early Language

Early Expressive Language Development

Listed below is some information regarding expressive language expectations at children’s different stages of development. Expressive language refers to a child’s vocabulary, grammatical and sentence structure. Please use this information as a guide, not a diagnosis. If there is any concern that your child’s expressive language is not developing appropriately for their age then it is recommended that they receive a language assessment by a Speech Pathologist.

12 months:

12 – 18 months:

18 – 24 months:

24 – 30 months:
(2 – 2 ½ years)

2 ½ – 3 years:

If you have concerns regarding your child’s expressive language development it is recommended that you receive an assessment by a Speech Pathologist. Your Speech Pathologist will assess your child’s language and recommend the best options for intervention. Intervention often involves teaching parents language stimulation techniques to implement with their child. Some of these techniques are based on “It Takes Two to Talk”, The Hanen Program. Please see the Hanen website for further information www.hanen.org

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Early Receptive Language Development

Listed below is some information regarding receptive language expectations at children’s different stages of development. Receptive Language refers to a child’s understanding. Please use this information as a guide, not a diagnosis. If there is any concern that your child’s receptive language is not developing appropriately for their age then it is recommended that they receive a language assessment by a Speech Pathologist.

12 months:

12 – 18 months:

18 – 24 months:

24 – 30 months:
(2 – 2 ½ years)

2 ½ – 3 years:

If you have concerns regarding your child’s receptive language development it is recommended that you receive an assessment by a Speech Pathologist. Your Speech Pathologist will assess your child’s language and recommend the best options for intervention. Early assessment of children’s receptive language skills is advised as it allows for problem areas to be identified and addressed prior to starting school. Therapy is fun and interactive and homework tasks are always practical and allow for continual progress.

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