Checklists for Developmental Milestones

Do you wonder about your child’s learning and communication skills? Curious? How does your child stack up? Compare with peers? Should you be concerned or is everything okay? Ever find yourself wondering if your child is reaching their developmental milestones on time? Granite Bay Speech has developed a free, no cost checklist to help you identify potential communication problems early. Listed below is a quick, confidential, and convenient test you may administer to your child at home.

  • First, find your child’s age in the left-hand column.
  • Second, read the age-appropriate milestones in the right-hand column.
  • For more detailed information, just click the age checklist link to see a PDF friendly document displaying typical developmental patterns.

After reviewing the checklist, please contact us for more information.


  •  8 Months

  • 12 Months

  • 18 Months

  • 24 Months

  • 30 Months

  • 3 Years

  • 4 Years

  • 5 Years

  • 6-7 Years


  • Infant will say word-like utterances, appear to follow conversations, and stop to look at you when his or her name is used. See 8-Month Checklist.
  • Child will vocalize words on a daily basis, understand about 50 words you say, and put objects in and out of containers. See 12-Month Checklist.
  • Growing toddler will begin to combine more sounds into two-word phrases, point to body parts, and make animal sounds. See 18-Month Checklist.
  • Dramatic expansion in vocabulary skills occurs, speech is understood 75% of the time, and one-step directions are understood and completed with success. See 24-Month Checklist.
  • Child’s brain activity and communication skills expand dramatically, they play cooperatively with peers, and use 2- to 3-word sentences. See 30-Month Checklist.
  • Toddler takes turns in conversations on one topic for 2-3 minutes and understands two-step directions. See 3-Year Checklist.
  • Child has developed a great imagination, is focused on him or herself in conversations, uses 4- to 7-word sentences easily, and rarely repeats words or stutters. See 4-Year Checklist.
  • Child understands humor, speech is clearly understood by others 90% of the time, and he or she answers questions about a story’s plot and main idea. See 5-Year Checklist.
  • Child uses “R” sound in conversation when concentrating, and uses good social skills to begin and end conversations. See 6/7-Year Checklist.

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