2 Year Old Speech Pathology Child Checklist

A 2 year old may need to see a speech pathologist if he/she:

shutterstock_123875851Checklist - 2 year old

Is not using a large variety of different consonants

Does not point to some body parts when named (eg nose, hair)

Does not use two word combinations (eg ‘more biscuit’)

Does not ask questions (eg “What dat?”)

Does not enjoy listening to stories

Is not able to name some pictures in stories

Has less then 50 words in his/her vocabulary

Is not able to sing simple songs (eg Twinkle Twinkle, Baa Baa Black Sheep)

Is stuttering (repeating sounds or words or prolonging sounds)

Is not easily understood by family members and friends

Gets frustrated by not being understood

Is not using 2 to 4 word phrases

Doesn’t have a vocabulary of about 450 words (by the end of 2)

Doesn’t have a range of words in their vocabulary, including verbs (action words such as run, walk, jump, blow, open) and basic concepts (big/small, hot/cold, in/out, wet/dry etc)

Is not following 2 step instructions such as “Take off your socks and put them in your hamper.”