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Guidelines for the development of normal speech and language skills:

 

Toddlers: 

Have command of 200 to 300 words and can learn one or two new words every day.


Two to three years: 

Vocabulary has grown to about 1,000 words. Children can form simple sentences of three and four words, and can construct a sentence containing a subject and a verb.


Three to four years: 

Vocabulary should be about 1500 words. Sentences become longer and more complex. They can tell little stories and recount recent events. They will typically struggle with negative words – no, not, can’t, don’t – and will attempt to add endings to words such as –s, -es, and –ed.


By age five: 

Vocabulary exceeds 2000 words. Children have mastered most sounds. They can use sentences with correct grammar 90% of the time. They should be able to express their feelings and follow 3 step commands.


WEBSITES

AMERICAN SPEECH-LANGUAGE HEARING ASSOCIATION 

www.asha.org


NORTH CAROLINA SPEECH HEARING & LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION

www.ncshla.org


CRYSTAL COAST AUTISM CENTER

www.ccautismcenter.org


IDENTIFY THE SIGNS OF COMMUNICATION DISORDERS

www.identifythesigns.org