The development of communication skills begins in infancy, even before children say their first word. The earlier a child's speech and language difficulties are identified and treated, the less likely it is that problems will persist or worsen. Early speech and language intervention can help children be more successful with reading, writing, schoolwork, and interpersonal relationships.

This information in this section represents the age by which most English-speaking children achieve language milestones. It is only a rough guide. If you have concerns about your child's development, seek the advice of a speech-language pathologist .


What kinds of communication skills are expected for children at different ages?

0 - 1    year old

1 - 2    year(s) old

2 - 3    years old

3 - 4    years old

4 - 5    years old

Kindergarten - 1st Grade




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