2.5 Years

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What to expect

2.5 years

A child of 2.5 years should have acquired the following regarding their speech and language development:


  • Can use 200 or more words; however there are still many immaturities of speech sounds and use of sentence structure.
  • Talks to self during play regarding events in the here and now.
  • Uses ‘who' and ‘what' questions.
  • Able to use ‘I', ‘me' and ‘you' correctly.
  • Stuttering may be common when the child is eager to say something. However, it is important to note that if stuttering persists this should be assessed by a speech and language therapist.

Play and social

  • Little understanding of common dangers during play.
  • Extremely active.
  • Emotionally still dependent on adult.
  • Increased use of role play e.g. washing clothes and driving cars.
  • Little concept of sharing with others.
  • Increased interest in what others are playing.
  • Occasionally joins in with other children's play.

ng, drinking and swallowing

  • Eats the same food as the rest of the family.

If you have any concerns regarding your child's speech and language development or would like to book an appointment with one of our speech and language therapists please email office@slt.co.uk or call 0330 0885 643.

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