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Between 4 and 5 years, the child should

Have fully intelligible speech

Name 4 colors

At age 5 years, the child should:

Know some letters

Know some numbers

Know some shapes

Know her/his full name

Know her/his address

The authors note that reading to a child has been shown, later, to improve reading proficiency. They also emphasize that if a parent feels concerned about their child’s language progress, there likely is a problem with expressive language development.

Finally, they point out that research has shown conclusively that bilingual children DO NOT HAVE ANY significant language delay.

Susan McQuiston, PhD,Nancy Kloczko, MD

Pediatrics in Review 2011;32:230-239.doi:10.1452/pir.32-6-230

For More information on NORMAL AND ABNORMAL SPEECH AND LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT:

Speech and Language Milestones from the National Institutes of Health


 

Delays in Speech and Language from KIDSHEALTH.COM

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