A nine-month-old child is typically developing if he can speak even one word. With the benefit of proper scaffolding, he’ll know fifty to one hundred words within just a few months. By two, he will speak around 320 words; a couple months later – over 570.
You’re the best person to gauge your child’s speech development. If you feel concerned, it’s a good idea to discuss the possibility of a language delay or hearing problem with your child’s doctor.
Because there is such a wide range of normal ages for beginning to talk, it’s actually more useful to pay attention to how well your baby understands what you say to him.
By 14-15 months, most toddlers will follow at least one verbal command, without any visual cues.
Some toddlers learn new words and phrases rapidly.
Others still use gestures and sounds to tell their families what they want and need. Talk and read with your toddler, name the things the toddler points to, and tell the toddler the words he or she can use to make requests. "Say, ‘Milk, please’.
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