Speech and language development milestones relate to receptive
language (the ability to understand words and sounds) and expressive language
(the ability to use speech and gestures to communicate meaning).
A child's speech and language development becomes more advanced
beginning around age 3 through age 5. Receptive language skills during this
period become more sophisticated; a child learns to make subtle distinctions
between objects and relationships. Also, the child can understand
multi-step requests. Most children also gradually speak more fluently and use
proper grammar more consistently.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerSusan C. Kim, MD - PediatricsThomas M. Bailey, MD - Family MedicineJohn Pope, MD - PediatricsAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerLouis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics
Current as ofDecember 2, 2015
Current as of:
December 2, 2015
Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics
& Thomas M. Bailey, MD - Family Medicine & John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Louis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics
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