Developmental Milestones: 8-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 five step directionsYesSometimesNot Yet
Understands multiple meanings of wordsYesSometimesNot Yet
Recognizes non-literal meaningsYesSometimesNot Yet
Uses some figurative language (e.g., figure of speech, idioms, metaphors)YesSometimesNot Yet
Comprehends abstract verbsYesSometimesNot Yet
Compares and contrasts informationYesSometimesNot Yet
Reads a chapter of age-appropriate literature and answers questions regarding contentYesSometimesNot Yet
Compares and contrasts new and old informationYesSometimesNot Yet
Speech sounds are produced accuratelyYesSometimesNot Yet
Decodes multisyllabic wordsYesSometimesNot Yet
Knows the meaning of suffixes and prefixes and uses them to determine word meaningsYesSometimesNot Yet
Identifies the main idea and details from textsYesSometimesNot Yet
Reads 80-100 correct words per minuteYesSometimesNot Yet
Writes several paragraphs independentlyYesSometimesNot Yet
Initiates and ends conversations appropriatelyYesSometimesNot Yet
Asks for clarification of misunderstood verbal communicationYesSometimesNot Yet
Responds to non-verbal cues during conversationsYesSometimesNot 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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