How Does Your Child Hear and Talk? (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, ASHA) (Available in Spanish)


Speech, language, or hearing problems can lead to trouble making friends and doing well in school. Give your child success—get help early.

Find your child's age below and learn about her speech, language, and hearing development.

Children develop at their own rate. These charts tell you when most children who speak only one language will reach each milestone. Your child should master the skills listed by the time he reaches the top of the age range. Missing one skill in the age range does not mean he has a problem. 


Communication/Language Disability Characteristics Early Childhood Early Intervention Elementary Parent/Family Preschool Speech/Language Impairment