Development of speech, language and communication

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Aenean commodo ligula eget dolor. Aenean massa. Cum sociis natoque penatibus et magnis dis parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus.

What to expect

12 months

12 months a baby should be able to do the following regarding their speech and language development:

uage

  • 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.

al and play

  • 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.

you have any concerns over your child's development or would like to book an appointment for you and your child please contact us by emailingoffice@slt.co.ukcalling 0330 0885 643.


Back to top ↑

Next steps

To speak to a Speech and Language Therapist or to book an appointment, call us on 0161 883 0111 or email office@slt.co.uk

Follow

Follow us on social media

We're registered

All our speech and language therapists are registered with the RCSLT and the HCPC

Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists Logo HCPC Logo

Say hello...

We are always happy to answer any questions you might have. You can contact us in the following ways:

We work with...

slt.co.uk © 2018
Powered by Nuttersons