2 Month Milestones
Language Development is the process by which children come to understand and communicate language during early childhood. From birth to age five, children develop language at a very rapid pace. The stages of language development for humans are universal, however the age and the rate at which a child reaches each developmental milestone can vary greatly among children. A child’s development should not be compared to that of other individual children but rather be compared to norms. Generally girls develop language at a faster rate than boys. More than any other aspect of development, language development reflects the growth and maturation of the child’s brain. For a child after the age of five it becomes much more difficult to learn language. Early Intervention is critical. A typically developing child usually develops receptive language development (the ability to understand language) faster than expressive language (ability to communicate).
If your child is missing any of the items in the appropriate age milestones, please complete the “Referral Form” or contact us. Early intervention is vital to your child’s speech and language development.
- Begins to smile at people
- Can briefly calm themselves down (may raise hand to mouth and suck thumb)
- Tries to look at parent
- Coos, makes gurgling sounds
- Turns head toward sound
Cognitive (Learning, Thinking, and Problem-Solving)
- Pays attention to faces
- Begins to follow things with eyes and recognizes people at a distance
- Begins to act bored (cries, fussy) if activity doesn’t change
Movement/ Physical Development
- Can hold head up and begins to push up when lying on tummy
- Makes smoother movements with arms and legs