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Developmental Milestones: 4-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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    Rarely repeats, hesitates or stuttersYesSometimesNot Yet
    Points to red, blue, yellow and greenYesSometimesNot Yet
    Speaks without avoidance or embarrassmentYesSometimesNot Yet
    Points to crosses, triangles, circles and squaresYesSometimesNot Yet
    Understands three-step directions, even though objects are not presentYesSometimesNot Yet
    Understands “early in the morning”, “next month”, “noontime”YesSometimesNot Yet
    Uses imaginary expressions such as “pretend” or “I hope”YesSometimesNot Yet
    Asks many questions about the world around him/herYesSometimesNot Yet
    Uses four to seven-word sentencesYesSometimesNot Yet
    Asks questions using “who” and “why”YesSometimesNot Yet
    Uses more complex sentences which include small words (e.g. “is”, “the”)YesSometimesNot Yet
    Uses contractions (e.g. “it’s a” or “there’s a”)YesSometimesNot Yet
    Uses past tense verbs (e.g. “walked, talked”)YesSometimesNot Yet
    Uses many more words than you can count (nearly 1500)YesSometimesNot Yet
    Stays with one activity for at least 10 minutesYesSometimesNot Yet
    Uses increasingly more difficult words with improved accuracy (e.g. “hamburger, post office, elephant”)YesSometimesNot Yet
    Says words like “truck, drum, flag, tree, stop, sleep” correctlyYesSometimesNot Yet
    Uses “m, n, ng, p, b, t, d, k, g, f, h, w, y, s, sh, ch” correctlyYesSometimesNot 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.