9 – 12 Month

9 -12 M

Expression Repeated-syllable babbles increase in amount and “sing-songiness” Baby tries to imitate words and repeat sounds More consonant sounds show up in babbles, but are not necessarily repeated or clear Starts to use different vowel sounds First true words* are used (1-10 words); makes an exclamation like “Uh Oh!” Uses a shout or firm voice

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Ontario Speech & Language Services