Typical Language Development at 36 Months / 3 Years
By 36 months your child should…
- Understand over 1000 words
- Follow 2-step commands
- Use and understand “why” questions
- Use speech that is approximately 75% intelligible
- Have an expressive vocabulary of 900-1000 words
- Use simple sentences
- Use pronouns,: "I" "you" "me"
- Use prepositions: in, on, under
- Start to use the word “not”
Your child may have Delayed Speech if he/she...
- Is not usually understood by strangers
- Does not use pronouns
- Does not put words into short phrases
- Is not interacting with other children
- Appears to have difficulty initiating speech or grimaces when trying to make sounds (also see Childhood Apraxia)
If you notice any of the above red flags, Contact Us Today to schedule a comprehensive speech assessment and begin evidence-based therapy. Early intervention is important in your child's success.
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