Every child’s development is unique, but there is a general timeline for speech and language development. This Speech and Language Development Chart PDF provides parents and caretakers with an overview of the normal developmental milestones in speech and language from birth to age five.
Good communication skills are essential for children to succeed in school and life. Early language and communication skills provide the foundation for learning, for expressing feelings, and for forming relationships with others. Parents and caretakers can play an important role in helping children acquire these skills.
The chart is divided into two parts: Speech and Language. You can use this chart to learn more about which language and speech milestones children should reach at each age, from infancy to age five. The first section of the chart outlines language milestones, such as understanding different concepts, expressing feelings and ideas, and speaking in full sentences. The second section of the chart outlines speech milestones, such as stating first words, combination of words, and talking in complete sentences.
It is important to remember that each child develops at their own unique pace. If you have any concerns about your child’s development, please speak to your doctor or a speech-language pathologist. This Speech and Language Development Chart PDF is a helpful resource for parents and caretakers to understand the typical timeline for speech and language development.
Download the Speech and Language Development Chart PDF here.