Stage Descriptions


Stage Description
Stage 1 Child makes little or no speech sounds.
Stage 2 Child is beginning to babble and make some sounds.
Stage 3 Child babbles and says up to 20 words.
Stage 4 Child babbles and says up to 50 words.
Stage 5 Child uses around 100 words and is beginning to use 2-word combinations.
Stage 6 Child uses around 300 words and is using 2-3 word combinations.
Stage 7 Child uses 500+ words and says 4+ word combinations.
Stage 8 Child communicates well using sentences. Child could benefit from activities that focus on listening comprehension and verbal expression.