Does not have at least one word (ex. mama) that is used consistently by 12 months
Does not begin to use single words in addition to “mama/dada” by 14-16 months
Does not respond to name and simple instructions (ex. come here, stop) by 12-16 months
Does not point and/or use gestures (waving hi/bye, shaking head no/yes, etc) by 12 months
Does not begin to point to familiar objects/pictures named (ie. Where is the dog?) by 13 months
Does not coo or babble during play by 12 months
Does not imitate large motor movements or imitate vocalizations by 12 months
Does not understand simple words like “mama” or “juice” by 12 months
Does not use at least a couple of consonants in babble/words like “m,b” (ex. mama, baba), etc
Does not use some form of communication to let you know that s/he needs help by 12 months
Does not understand and/or respond to words such as “no, byebye” by 15 months
Does not say at least 3 words by 15 months
Does not point to simple body parts when asked by 16-17 months
Does not attempt to get your attention to show you a toy/object of interest
This list is to be used as a resource only. If you have any concerns based on this list, please contact your child’s pediatrician. An evaluation of their development may need to be done.
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