At 18 months children can usually…
- understand up to 50 words andsome short phrases
- follow simple instructions (e.g.,‘throw the ball’)
- point to familiar objects when named
- point to some pictures in familiar books.
- say 6 to 20 single words – some easier to understand than others, but becoming more consistent
- copy lots of words and noises
- name a few body parts
- use objects in pretend play (e.g., hold toy phone to their ear and say ‘hello?’).
Speech Pathology Australia. (2019) Communication Milestones. [online] Available https://www.speechpathologyaustralia.org.au [Accessed 29th July 2019]