0 - 12 Months

Hearing & Understanding

0-3 Months

  • Startles to loud sounds
  • Quiets or smiles (6 wks) when spoken to
  • Seems to recognize your voice and quiets if crying
  • Increases or decreases sucking behavior in response to sound 

4-6 Months

  • Moves eyes in direction of sounds
  • Responds to changes in tone of voice
  • Notices toys that make noise
  • Pays attention to music
  • Begins to reach for & play with toys 

7-12 Months

  • Enjoys Peek-a-boo type games
  • Listens when spoken to
  • Recognizes words for common items
  • Begins to respond to requests like “come here” and “want more?”


0-3 Months

  • Makes pleasure sounds (cooing, gooing)
  • Has different cries for different needs
  • Begins to smile around 6 weeks 

4-6 Months

  • Coo’s reciprocally, blows bubbles, and makes “raspberry” sounds
  • Laughs, squeals, imitates sounds
  • Initiates by vocalizing and babbling to others 

7-12 Months

  • Babbles using several sounds (bababa, dadada, ada ma ba)
  • Uses speech or non-crying sounds to get attention
  • Uses gestures to communicate (waving,holding up arms)
  • Imitates speech sounds
  • Has 1-2 words by 12 mos
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