2.

1-2 Years Old

RECEPTIVE LANGUAGE

  • Understand up to 50 words and some short phrases

  • Follow simple instructions (e.g., ‘throw the ball’)

  • Point to familiar objects when named

  • Point to some pictures in familiar books.

EXPRESSIVE LANGUAGE

  • Say 6 to 20 single words – some easier to understand than others, but becoming more consistent

  • Copy lots of words and noises

  • Name a few body parts

  • Use objects in pretend play (e.g., hold toy phone to their ear and say ‘hello?’).

PRAGMATICS

  • Asks "What's that?" to elicit conversation

  • New intents include requesting information, answering questions and acknowledging 

  • Uses single words or two-word phrases to command, indicate possession and express problems within play

  • Names objects 

  • Lots of verbal turn-taking