Child & Family Development Child & Family Development

September 28, 2014

Developmental Milestones for a 1-Year-Old

The Child and Family Development website has a developmental chart that contains information about milestones for children ages 0-6 years. Here is an excerpt: 


When I am 12 months old, I can…

  •     use my hearing effectively
  •     use my vision effectively
  •     turn my head when I hear my name
  •     understand the concept of sharing- even if I don’t want to yet!
  •     find a toy I saw you hide
  •     play ‚Äúpattycake‚Äù, ‚Äúpeekaboo‚Äù, and a ‚Äúput-in‚Äù game
  •     be affectionate to familiar people
  •     wave ‚Äúbye‚Äù
  •     enjoy sound play, including listening to sounds and imitating sounds
  •     babble in longer strings of varied sounds
  •     use a few nouns (1-2 words)
  •     respond to simple requests
  •     recognize my name and the names of some common objects
  •     understand ‚Äúno‚Äù
  •     sit independently
  •     stand and walk with balance assistance, like a helping hand or furniture
  •     stand and walk with my feet flat on the floor (12-14 months)
  •     crawl
  •     clap my hands
  •     eat and drink without difficulty
  •     attempt to feed myself with a spoon
  •     pick up cereal with my finger and thumb and eat it
  •     rise to a sitting position and sit independently
  •     hold a bottle
  •     drink from a cup
  •     manipulate and pick up small objects with a finger to thumb grasp (like cereal, a string, or a book page)
  •     begin to scribble
  •     begin to throw a ball with a forward motion

Call the office at 704-541-9080 to schedule a free intake with a member of the pediatric therapy team. Services include Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Speech Therapy.