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Developmental Milestones: 9-12 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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    Able to read 120-150 words per minute (10 year old), 150-180 words per minute (11 year old) or 180+ words per minute (12 year old)YesSometimesNot Yet
    Attempts to use large, complex or sophisticated words (even if not correctly)YesSometimesNot Yet
    Starts to understand sarcasm when it is most obviousYesSometimesNot Yet
    Understands different types of questions and responds accordingly (i.e., open-ended, close-ended and rhetorical questions)YesSometimesNot Yet
    Able to recognize idioms but doesn’t always know its meaningYesSometimesNot Yet
    Recognizes when a sentence is not grammatically correctYesSometimesNot Yet
    Can tell extravagant and amusing stories or previous/future events that contain sub-plots leading up to the main story lineYesSometimesNot Yet
    Negotiates with peers and adults by suggesting other possible optionsYesSometimesNot Yet
    Recognizes when others do not understand and will try to explainYesSometimesNot Yet
    Will listen to information and should be able to work out which aspects are key and make appropriate related commentsYesSometimesNot Yet
    Should be able to identify when they haven’t understood and should ask specific additional information to clarifyYesSometimesNot Yet
    Able to infer meanings, reasons and predictions from what is being saidYesSometimesNot Yet
    Can use a range of words that are related to time and measurementYesSometimesNot Yet
    Uses a range of verbs to demonstrate cause/effect or express thoughtsYesSometimesNot Yet
    Draws inferences and generalizations from text and supports with evidenceYesSometimesNot Yet
    By the time a child is 12 years old, he/she will understand (have a receptive vocabulary) about 50,000 wordsYesSometimesNot 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.