Oral Language DevelopmentWhat is Receptive Language?•Receptive Language: The ability to understand words and language. What is Expressive Language?•Expressive Language: When words are use in sentences, the use of gestures and writing to make others understand the message.
Developmental Milestones•What are Developmental Milestones?Developmental milestones are behaviors or physical that infants and children demonstrate as they are growing and developing. Examples:Taking a first stepSmiling the first timeWaving “Bye-Bye”
Stages of Oral Language Development (Birth- 3 Months)MilestonesCriesReacts to sound or voice by smilingTurns head towards noiseEye contactCry is different for different needs
Stages of Oral Language Development (4-6 Months)Milestones•Response to noises/sounds•Listens/responds when spoken to•Babbles•Reaching for toys using one hand.
Stages of Oral Language Development (7-9 Months)Milestones•Can understand the word “NO”•Can mimic sounds and gestures•Can point at things
Stages of Oral Language Development (10-12 Months)Milestones•Can respond to verbal request•Can use gestures•Can control the tone of their sounds•Attempting to mimic words
Stages of Oral Language Development (1-3 Years Old)Milestones•Can identify familiar people.•Can identify body parts.•Can speak in sentences of two to four words. •Can follow simple directions•Can repeat words.
Stages of Oral Language Development (3- 5 Years Old)Milestones•Can follow 2 -3 step instructions.•Identifies their name and age.•Can name a friend.•Can tell stories, sing songs and recite poems.•Can speak in full sentences.
Normal Development & Atypical DevelopmentNormal Development•Normal speech develops by cooing, babbling, words and word combinations. •Normal language develops by understanding and demonstrating concepts.Atypical Development•When there are delays with children, you must be aware and make sure to get them help.