Developmental Milestones: 8-Months

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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Turns toy parts and puts objects in and out of containersYesSometimesNot Yet
Appears aware of conversationsYesSometimesNot Yet
Indicates his/her needs by vocalizing instead of only cryingYesSometimesNot Yet
Uses different types of cries for a variety of needs and emotionsYesSometimesNot Yet
Reacts to emotional tone of voice (e.g. smiles if you sound happy)YesSometimesNot Yet
Turns head away from you if he/she does not want somethingYesSometimesNot Yet
Stops an activity when his/her name is calledYesSometimesNot Yet
Looks at familiar people and pets when their names are usedYesSometimesNot Yet
Says word-like utterances using two consonants (e.g. Dada)YesSometimesNot Yet
Recognizes names of common objects (e.g. "bottle," "blanket") YesSometimesNot Yet
Discriminates primary caretaker’s voice from a stranger’s voice YesSometimesNot Yet
Combines consonants and vowels when babbling (e.g. "baba") YesSometimesNot Yet
Uses long chains of babbled soundsYesSometimesNot Yet
Imitates speech soundsYesSometimesNot Yet
Exhibits vocal variations of intensity (e.g. shouts vs. coos)YesSometimesNot Yet
Sings along with musicYesSometimesNot 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.

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