Parents often wonder if their child’s skills are developing typically. Between gross motor skills, fine motor skills, speech-language skills, social-emotional functioning, and overall growth, there is a lot of information to track! In fact, it might feel overwhelming. It is important for parents to remember that every child develops at his or her own rate, with some skills emerging faster and other skills taking more time. When considering your child’s development, referring to developmental milestones can be an excellent guide.
In Part 1 of this blog, we reviewed speech and language milestones to expect during the first year of your baby’s life. In Part 2, we reviewed communication milestones you might expect to see between ages 1 and 2. Part 3 of this series will discuss what to expect from your child’s communication between ages 2 and 3. If you feel concerned about your child’s development in this area, seek help from a licensed speech therapist right away. A trained therapist will give you accurate information, ease your worries, and give your child any help they might need. Read more