Speech and Language skills develop at a very early age. By 6 months old you should expect your child to have developed the following Speech and Language Skills:
•Watch your face when you talk to them
•Recognise your voice
•Turn towards a sound
•Startle at loud noises
•Smile and laugh when other people do so
•Make sounds to themselves (e.g. cooing, gurgling, babbling, squeals)
•Use their sounds to get your attention
•Have different cries for different needs.
Babies develop at different rates, however if they have not developed the following by 6 months there is cause for concern:
•If a baby does not engage in eye contact when spoken to
•If a baby does not smile back at someone smiling at them
•If a baby does not watch a speaker’s face with interest
•If a baby is not startled by loud noises
If you would like to speak to a Speech and Language Therapist, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.