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Developmental Milestones: 13-18 Years

Please fill out this form to help you identify any concerns your child may have in meeting age-appropriate milestones. You will have the option to submit the form and our office will contact you shortly to talk about your concerns.

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    Follows complex spoken instructions containing significant information, new vocabulary and complex grammarYesSometimesNot Yet
    Understands abstract expressions in contextYesSometimesNot Yet
    Acknowledges and understands another's point of view, even if it is conflicting or different from their ownYesSometimesNot Yet
    Understands inferences and likelihood of future eventsYesSometimesNot Yet
    Understands the meaning of approximately 80,000 wordsYesSometimesNot Yet
    Has an expressive spoken vocabulary of approximately 30,000 words by the end of high schoolYesSometimesNot Yet
    Able to keep up with rapidly changing discussions with peersYesSometimesNot Yet
    Switches their language styles to suit the environment, situation and communicative partnerYesSometimesNot Yet
    Understands figurative language, makes predictions based on information not explicitly provided and understands sarcasmYesSometimesNot Yet
    Capable of writing academic papers using complex descriptionsYesSometimesNot Yet
    Has a continually developing vocabulary (approx. 7-10 new words/day)YesSometimesNot Yet
    Able to sort fact from fictionYesSometimesNot Yet
    Uses language to persuade and negotiate with othersYesSometimesNot Yet
    Shares narratives involving long and complex ideasYesSometimesNot Yet
    Can listen to an academic lesson and understand complex languageYesSometimesNot Yet

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    If your child is not demonstrating the above developmental skills, contact us to schedule a no-cost phone consultation. It is better to call now, than to “wait and worry”. We will help you determine if your child is experiencing normal variations in development or if your child could benefit from therapy. Often, short term intervention is all that is needed to prevent future social or academic concerns. Submit your checklist and we will shortly contact you or Contact Us and we can schedule a no-cost phone conference with a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist.