Screening Age Groups

Age 12-18 Months

Age 18-24 Months

Age 2-3 Years

Age 4-5 Years



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Speech & Language Screenings





Speech & Language Screenings

If your child has a speech or language problem, the earlier you know about it the sooner you can give your child extra help. The following questions can help you determine if your child has conditions which may indicate a communication problem.

Age 12-18 Months: Does your child…

  1. Respond to simple instructions such as “Go get the cup” and “Where are your shoes?”
  2. Point to a few body parts when asked (nose, eyes, mouth)?
  3. Request desired objects using voice and/or words along with gestures and/or pointing?
  4. Say more than 5 words?

Age 18-24 Months: Does your child…

  1. Point to pictures in a book when they are named?
  2. Listen to simple stories, songs and rhymes?
  3. Occasionally put two words together (“more cookie,” “no juice,” “Mommy look”)?
  4. Use many different consonant sounds at the beginning of words?

Age 2-3 Years: Does your child…

  1. Answer simple “who,” “what,” “where” and “why” questions?
  2. Say most sounds correctly so that others can understand?
  3. Talk about what he/she does at school/home using longer, more complex sentences?

Age 4-5 Years: Does your child…

  1. Pay attention to a story and answer simple questions about it?
  2. Tell a story and stick to a topic?
  3. Say sounds correctly and communicate easily with other children and adults?

If you have answered NO to any of the questions in your child’s age group, your child may have a speech or language problem.

To schedule an appointment for a free screening with a licensed certified pediatric speech/language pathologist, please contact County Speech at:

Mission Valley: (619) 574-8181
Encinitas: (760) 334-8181