12 -18 M

12 -18 M

Expression
  • Babbles (with some words in them) sound like sentences; can produce almost all consonants in the primary language in isolation or when babbling
  • May echo words heard
  • Makes many pronunciation errors when speaking
  • Is mostly understood by parents/caregivers
  • Has 3-50 words (10 average), about half of them nouns; uses words at the same time as gestures, such as pointing; says “done” and “all gone.” Asks for “more”
Understanding:
  • Understands 1-step spoken instructions
  • Points to familiar and/or wanted objects and claims objects
  • Easily picks up the relationships between objects and the words for them
  • Points to two or more pictures of common objects from a group
  • Answers “what’s this?” or “who’s this/that?” to common objects and people, respectively
  • Answers “yes/no” questions by either nodding/shaking head or using the words
Social Interaction:
  • Brings things to show an adult
  • Makes clear requests by using words, pointing, looking at something, or all three
  • Clearly indicates “no” to protest something
  • Points to and talks about actions, people and things in the environment
  • Imitates words and actions of adults
  • Seeks independence and requests for help when ready
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