12 months a baby should be able to do the following regarding their speech and language development:
- Point at objects that they are interested in using their index finger.
- Show an interest in pictures.
- Respond immediately to their own name
- Understand several words in usual context e.g. ‘car', ‘cat' and ‘drink'.
- Understand simple instructions when used with gesture e.g. ‘give it to mummy'.
- May use single word utterances.
- Hand objects to adults when requested
- Understand the use of objects e.g. brushing their hair with a hair brush.
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- Less likely to mouth objects.
- Shake toys to make a noise, manipulate toys.
- Repeat action of toys to gain desired outcome, e.g. reproduce action to make a sound.
- Find toys which are hidden from view.
- Wave good-bye and play ‘pat-a-cake', on request and spontaneously.
ng, drinking and swallowing
- Able to finger feed independently
- Continues to eat mashed up food, cut up table food and will additionally be able to manage meats which are easy to chew.
- When given soft biscuit will use a controlled bite, for harder biscuits the baby may use a phasic biting pattern.
- Sucking pattern is followed by a quick swallow and no pause.
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