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How many words should my child be saying at 1 year, 2 years and 3 years? The Director of North Shore Speech Therapy, Lauren Reinhardt, uses this video to explain the spectrum of language development, and how this can answer that question that parents so often ask.
Last week, Lauren Reinhardt from North Shore Speech Therapy discussed the differences seen in language development in boys and girls, and presented the language development spectrum. This week, she’s back to provide some information on how many words your child should be using at some crucial stages of speech and language development:
She also explains if expectations remain the same for children who speak in two languages (bilingual), and if the clarity of your child’s speech makes a difference.
These vocabulary benchmarks are the same for boys and girls, and provide helpful guidelines about what you should be looking out for as your little one begins to talk and put words together. Research suggests that the number of words in a child’s vocabulary before they start school is directly linked to their academic and social development as they begin formal education. This highlights how important it is to seek advice from a Speech Pathologist if you are concerned that your child is not learning as many new words as they should be. They can provide advice and equip you with the strategies and skills you need to assist in developing your child’s vocabulary at home.
Stay tuned for more videos from Lauren, exploring some important language milestones and when you should be looking out for these in your little ones. For more information, go to the North Shore Speech Therapy website.