At 12 months children can usually…

  • understand about 10 words
  • respond to their name
  •  recognise greetings and gestures, such as ‘hi’ and ‘bye-bye’
  • recognise a few familiar people and objects (e.g., mummy, blankie, teddy)
  • make eye contact
  • start to use sounds, gestures,and say a few words
  • continue to babble
  • copy different sounds and noises

Speech Pathology Australia. (2019) Communication Milestones. [online] Available [Accessed 29th July 2019]

If you would like more information or if you are concerned about your child feel free to call AIM Therapy on 6150 8339 or email for more information about how our services may help. We look forward to hearing from you.