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:
Milestones of Development
1) National Institutes of Health – Speech and Language Developmental Milestones
- The National Institutes of Health is a great resources. This URL shares a terrific summary of things to look for that ends with a checkable checklist! http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/voice/pages/speechandlanguage.aspx
2) American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
- Refer to this website for an in-depth look into Typical Speech and Language Development: http://www.asha.org/public/speech/development/
- For Developmental Norms for Speech and Language, check out this information: 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.
3) American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- Here’s a great PDF handout of an easy to understand chart based on info from ASHA: http://www.aapd.org/media/Policies_Guidelines/RS_HearingUnderstanding.pdf
4) Mayo Clinic
- Mayo Clinic is the leader in patient care and health information. Dig into everything infants and toddlers: 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
- I’m guilty of spending too much time on WebMD. They are comprehensive as usual. Speech and Language Topic Overview: http://www.webmd.com/children/tc/speech-and-language-development-topic-overview
- Parenting shares specific things your baby should be doing at different months of age. Baby Speech Developmental Milestones http://www.parenting.com/article/baby-speech-milestones
7) ChildMind Institute
- I’m a huge fan of this incredibly comprehensive website (scroll down). Complete Guide to Developmental Milestones https://childmind.org/guide/parents-guide-to-developmental-milestones/
Have I forgotten any sites? Where do you go to get information about milestones of development?