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Preschool Developmental Milestones

Communication - What might my preschooler do?

This is a time when vocabulary is continually growing and the meaning and sentence structure of their language is becoming more complex. This change in language represents the development of cognitive (thinking) abilities. Preschoolers depend on language to make their wants and needs known, solve problems, ask questions and play with others.

The following are guidelines taken from a number of sources. They will help you know what to expect and encourage next with your child’s language development, or when to consider a referral to a speech language therapist. It does not include everything and it is important to remember that there is variation in children’s language development.

Milestones for your preschooler at 3-4 years old:

Red Flags:

If your 3-4 year old preschooler shows 2 or more of the following, contact the centre or make a referral to a speech-language therapist to ensure your child is not having difficulties with developing communiction skills:

Milestones to watch for with your preschooler at 4-5 years old:

Red Flags:

If your 4-5 year old preschooler shows 2 or more of the following, contact the centre or make a referral to a speech-language therapist to insure your child is not having difficulties with developing communication skills:

If you have concerns about your child at any age, please feel free to contact us to speak to an SLP. You can also make a referral to our centre at anytime.