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Better Speech and Hearing Month

Monday, May 9, 2016

CSP’s Early Intervention Update: 7 – 12 months

May is Better Speech and Hearing month. Below is a checklist of your baby's hearing and communicative development for children 7-12 months.

If you answer any questions "no", call Early Intervention at 752-0476 for more information.


7 Months to 1 Year
Enjoys playing peek-a-boo and pat-a-cake
YES [ ]NO [ ]
Turns and looks in the direction of sounds
YES [ ]NO [ ]
Listens when spoken to
YES [ ]NO [ ]
Understands words for common items such as “cup,” “shoe,” or “juice”
YES [ ]NO [ ]
Responds to requests (“Come here”)
YES [ ]NO [ ]
Babbles using long and short groups of sounds (“tata, upup, bibibi”)
YES [ ]NO [ ]
Babbles to get and keep attention
YES [ ]NO [ ]
Communicates using gestures such as waving or holding up arms
YES [ ]NO [ ]
Imitates different speech sounds
YES [ ]NO [ ]
Has one or two words (“Hi,” “dog,” “Dada,” or “Mama”) by first birthday
YES [ ]NO [ ]

This checklist is based upon How Does Your Child Hear and Talk?, courtesy of the American Speech–Language–Hearing Association.

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