At 18 months children can usually…

  • understand up to 50 words and some 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 [Accessed 29th July 2019]

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