Speech and Language Development Milestones – 6 years old

Year Level: Foundation, Year 1 & 2

This milestone poster/sheet details the speech and language developmental milestones for 6 year olds.

Designed by speech and language pathologists, the speech and language milestone sheets provide a list of typical milestones that should be attained by specific ages. In the event that a child is not demonstrating what is expected for their age, it is recommended that a speech pathologist is consulted. The sheets also include specific causes for concern and suggestions for parents within the home.

While PLD no longer offers a clinic, the following download may be useful when seeking specific information from the school or the early childhood service for the speech pathologist: Observations of a student to accompany a referral to a Speech Pathologist.

Download the other Speech and Language Development Milestones below:

Additional parent education playlists are located at: https://www.youtube.com/user/pldliteracy/playlists. See our Copyright Terms of Use at https://pld-literacy.org/help-pages/copyright-policy/.

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    Year 1 & 2 Parent Education Sheets and Downloads

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    Foundation year Language, Literacy & Motor Developmental Milestones

    A booklet that provides an overview of language, literacy and motor milestones for children in the foundation year (5 and 6 year olds). Tips for home and causes for concern are also outlined. The booklet can be photocopied back to back and then folded in half to provide a compact reference.

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    Oral Language Concept Development – Ages 2 – 6

    A milestone and information sheet which outlines the timeline for developing oral language concepts in children aged 2 to 6 years.

    A downloadable poster covering the oral language developmental stages from aged 2 through to age 6. See our Copyright Terms of Use at https://pld-literacy.org/help-pages/copyright-policy/.

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    Developing Cutting Skills Milestones – Ages 2 – 6

    A milestone sheet which identifies age based norms for developing cutting skills in children aged 3 to 6 years.

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This download outlines how PLD programs link to the ACARA National Curriculum year level content descriptions.

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    PLD’s Alignment to the Australian National Curriculum

    How does PLD align to the Australian National Curriculum?

    In the attached download we have outlined where PLD applies to each year level, the content code and descriptor and the related PLD programs.  

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