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Developmental Milestones for a Child’s Speech & Language Skills: Kindergarten to Second Grade

Seven Developmental Milestones Parents Can Look for to Gauge their Child’s Speech and Language Skills 

Pediatric client playing with toys at SLI​Kindergarten to Second Grade:  

  • Speaks clearly enough so most people can understand
  • Answers simple yes or no questions
  • Shows interest in and starts conversations
  • Shares his or her ideas using complete sentences
  • Uses most parts of speech, or grammar, correctly
  • Explains words and ideas and uses more complex sentences
  • Asks and answers who, what, when, where, and why questions

For more information, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

During a screening at the Speech-Language Institute, an expert speech-language pathologist (SLP) will sample your child’s speech and language skills and identify whether further assessment and intervention is needed. If further intervention is needed, an individualized treatment plan will be put into place. SLPs will also work with parents, teaching them at-home activities to help their children communicate better.

Schedule an appointment with an expert at SLI today by calling 215.780.3150.