Speech and Language Development Milestones – 4 years old

Year Level: Early Years

This milestone poster/sheet details the speech and language development milestones for children within the early years (0 to 4 years of age). Includes tips for home and causes for concern. Click to download separate milestone lists below.

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 SP. The following implementation booklet outlines how PLD speech pathology designed programs can be applied to schools. Refer to pages 7, 11, 12 and 18.

Download the other Speech and Language Development Milestones below:

Additional parent education playlists are located at: https://www.youtube.com/user/pldliteracy/playlists

  • Early Years Parent Education Sheets and Downloads – Semester 1

    This booklet outlines key information to be provided to parents, caregivers and the wider community within semester one. Children benefit when home and school work together. To support this, PLD offers an extensive range of parent milestone information sheets and videos. These resources are ideal to be disseminated to parents and the wider community through […]

    This booklet outlines key information to be provided to parents, caregivers and the wider community within semester one. Children benefit when home and school work

  • Recommended Picture Books to Read to 4 Year Olds

    A recommended reading book list that promotes the development of oral language skills in children aged 4 years old.

    The books in this guide outline quality age-appropriate recommendations only and do not align with specific PLD programs. The lists have been created by speech

  • 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/.

  • Speech Sound Development – 3 to 8 years old

    The milestone poster/sheet details the age related milestones for speech sound development in children aged 3 to 8 years.

    Many parents, early childhood workers and teachers will wonder if a child speech is normal. Most children’s speech becomes clearer gradually as they hear and

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