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Developmental Milestones - How does your child hear and talk? The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association sets forth these milestones. For more information, please visit http://www.asha.org  
Hearing and Understanding
Birth to 3 Months Startles to loud sounds Quiets or smiles when spoken to Seems to recognize your voice and quiets if crying Increases or decreases sucking behavior in response to sound
4 to 6 Months Moves eyes in direction of sounds Responds to changes in tone of your voice Notices toys that make sounds Pays attention to music
7 Months to 1 Year Enjoys games like peek-a-boo and pat-a-cake Turns and looks in direction of sounds Listens when spoken to Recognizes words for common items like “cup”, “shoe”, “book”, or “juice” Begins to respond to requests (e.g. “Come here” or “Want more?”)
Birth to 3 Months Makes pleasure sounds (cooing, gooing) Cries differently for different needs Smiles when sees you
4 to 6 Months Babbling sounds more speech-like with many different sounds, including p, b and m Chuckles and laughs Vocalizes excitement and displeasure Makes gurgling sounds when left alone and when playing with you
7 Months to 1 Year Babbling has both long and short groups of sounds such as “tata upup bibibibi” Uses speech or noncrying sounds to get and keep attention Uses gestures to communication (waving, holding arms to be picked up) Imitates different speech sounds Has one or two words (hi, dog, dada, mama) around first birthday, although sounds may not be clear
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