Following on from the last blog on child development at 6 months, here is some information on how your child should have progressed by 1 year. Please remember that not all children will develop at the same rate as one another and that this is just a general guide to child development for the 1 year child development milestone.
Child Development Milestones: 1 Year
Looking and Listening/Hearing and Understanding
Concentrates on the most powerful stimulus around them (audio or visual)
Understands words for everyday common items like juice, cup, shoe
Understands simple requests and responds to them e.g. want more?
Babble sounds more like words
Babble changes in tone which sounds more like real speech
Uses small gestures like shaking head for no or waving hand to say bye
Attempts to repeat words being said to them
First words appear e.g. mama, dada, hi
Consonants b, d, g, m, n, w will predominate
Size of Vocab: 1- 3
Likes games like peek-a-boo
Finds hidden things easily
Has favourite toys and people
Cries when parent leaves
Uses some items correctly e.g. brushes hair
It is important for us to keep track of our child’s development so that we can catch early warning signs of any abnormal child development. If a child receives correct support and guidance that they need, it can make all the difference to their future. Early intervention is critically important for children with developmental difficulties (language, physical etc.) to develop the communication skills necessary for future success in their academic and personal lives.
If your child has missed many of the child development milestones and you are concerned about their development take action now and book them in for an assessment with one of our Speech and Language Therapists.