It can be tough to know how where look when you are doing internet research about speech and language milestones. Who can you trust when you need to figure out if your child or a student is meeting all of their speech and language milestones? Here is a list of dependable online resources about speech and language milestones by age:
- National Institutes of Health – Speech and Language Developmental Milestones http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/voice/pages/speechandlanguage.aspx Terrific summary of things to look for that ends with a checkable checklist!
- American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Typical Speech and Language Development http://www.asha.org/public/speech/development/ and Developmental Norms for Speech and Language http://www.asha.org/slp/schools/prof-consult/norms/ I’m a member of ASHA, it’s the professional organization for speech paths (SLPs) and audiologists. These pages give you information from people who know.
- American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry http://www.aapd.org/media/Policies_Guidelines/RS_HearingUnderstanding.pdf A great PDF handout of an easy to understand chart based on info from ASHA
- Mayo Clinic – Infant and toddler health – Language development: Speech milestones for babies http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/infant-and-toddler-health/in-depth/language-development/art-20045163 Mayo Clinic is the leader in patient care and health informatoin.
- WebMD – Speech and Language Topic Overview: http://www.webmd.com/children/tc/speech-and-language-development-topic-overview I’m guilty of spending too much time on WebMD. They are comprehensive as usual.
- Parenting – Baby Speech Developmental Milestones http://www.parenting.com/article/baby-speech-milestones Specific things your baby should be doing at different months of age.
- First Years – Developmental Milestones, Birth to 8 Years http://firstyears.org/miles/chart.htm I’m a huge fan of this incredibly comprehensive chart (scroll down). It even includes some information about cognition.
Have I forgotten any sites? Where do you go to get information about speech milestones?