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Language & Thought Milestones (Eight to Twelve Months)

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Language Milestones
  • Responds to simple verbal requests
  • Responds to “no”
  • Tries to imitate speech
  • Babbles a variety of sounds
  • Says “dada” and “mama”
  • Uses exclamations, such as “oh-oh!”
  • Indicates wants by using simple gestures
Cognitive Milestones
  • Explores objects by shaking, banging, throwing, and dropping
  • Able to find hidden objects easily
  • Looks at familiar object when the object is named
  • Imitates gestures
  • Begins to use objects correctly (drinking from cup, dialing phone, listening to receiver)
  • Points to favorite toy when asked

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