What speech and language skills should my 12-18 month old have?
- uses simple gestures
- grows vocabulary to 5-20 words (mostly nouns)
- begins to understand how to communicate and its importance
- follows simple directions with visual cues
- will babble sounds using intonation of an adults voice
Connect with a pediatric speech therapist at Child and Family Development to learn more about development.
The Child and Family Development website contains a more detailed developmental chart and checklists from the CDC here.