Facts Every Teacher Should Know When Speaking to Parents about Language Development
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Facts Ever Teacher Should Know When Speaking to Parents about Language Development
1. I feel like my child isn't talking enough!
12-18 months 5-20 words
19-24 months 150-300 words
25-36 months approx. 900 words
2. I can’t understand my child!
How Well Words Should be Understood by Parents
By 18 months a child should be 25% intelligible
By 24 months a child should be 50-75% intelligible
By 36 months a child should be 75-100% intelligible
3. I feel like my child doesn’t say certain sounds correctly
All children distort certain sounds in the first 3-4 years of language development, however, certain mistakes are not considered normal:
Abnormal “mistakes” in Speech Development