What to expect when it comes to communication development?
Children should really be saying their first words around 12-18 months and putting two words together around 24 months. They should be understanding around 10 words at 12 months and 50 words by 18 months.
If your child isn’t reaching these milestones, it’s time to see a speech pathologist.
Don’t wait and watch! Dragonfly Speech Pathology can assess your child and give you some strategies to work on at home to help get them talking.
There can be a variety of reasons for late talking, but one we always check first is the child’s ears and hearing! Otitis Media (glue ear) is like hearing with your fingers in your ears and can be a big reason why many children don’t reach those first word milestones.