Child & Family Development Child & Family Development

September 23, 2016

Speech & Language Milestones: 19-24 month olds


What speech and language skills should my 19-24 month old have?*names objects

  • uses two word combinations (noun + verb)
  • uses simple prepositions “on” “in” “under”
  • family understand approximately 75% of what child says verbally
  • vocabulary understanding and expression grows to 150-300 words
  • uses some pronouns “I”, “me”, “my”
  • points to body parts
  • follows simple commands
  • identifies common objects and their use
  • has poor volume control

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.  




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