Children's Study Initiative

Devoted to Children with Learning Disabilities

Language development in children occur according the following schedule approximately:

Language development at 6 Months:

Vocalization with intonation
Responds to human voices without visual cues by turning his head and eyes

Language development at 12 Months:

Uses one or more words with meaning
Understands simple instructions

Language development at 18 Months:

Has vocabulary of approximately 5-20 words

Language development at 2 years:

Can name a number of objects common to his surroundings
Approximately 2/3 of what child says should be intelligible
Vocabulary of approximately 150-300 words
My and mine are beginning to emerge

Language development at 3 years:
Knows chief parts of body and should be able to indicate these if not name
Handles three word sentences easily
Vocabulary of approximately 900-1000 words
About 90% of what child says should be intelligible

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