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Developmental Milestones for a Child’s Speech and Language Skills : Third to Fifth Grade

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

Young girl buttering a bagelThird-Grade to Fifth-Grade Developmental Milestones:

  • Knows when to talk with a soft or loud voice
  • Able to explain what he or she learned in school
  • Stays on topic, takes turns, and keeps eye contact during conversations
  • Uses language for many reasons, like asking questions, arguing, and joking
  • Takes part in group discussions
  • Understands the use of some figurative language (For example: This classroom is a zoo!)
  • Summarizes ideas in their own words and organizes information clearly

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.