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 https://www.speechpathologyaustralia.org.au [Accessed 29th July 2019]

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