My name is Rebekah Page and I am a Speech Language Pathologist and also a mom to 2 sets of twins! I have identical girls who are 6 years old and also a boy and girl set of twins that are now 18 months old. As a mom and Speech Therapist, I get a lot of questions about what is normal speech and language development and what is cause for concern. I am going to blog about typical developing speech and language milestones beginning with 6 months of age. Keep in mind that children develop at different rates and if you ever have a concern than contact your pediatrician and also feel free to call us with any questions as well. We will be happy to help you. Remember, speech therapy does not have to wait until a child is 3 or 4 years old.
At 6-8 months of age, your child should be able to:
Vocalize 2 different vowel sounds (“ah” or “ooh”)
Vocalize 2 different consonant sounds (“p”, “b”, “m”, “d”)
Start forming syllables (“ma”, “da”, “ba”, “ad”)
Shake and bang objects and toys together
Stop playing when you call their name
Move eyes or turn head when they hear a familiar voice or sound
Tune in next month for some more milestones and advice and have a happy day!