Language Milestone Timeline

Language development is a critical component of students’ academic and social growth. Special educators are often challenged with the responsibility of analyzing language and speech disorders and their implications for learning to appropriately respond to the needs of students with disabilities.

Based on your readings and research on typical language development, identify a minimum of three typical speech and language milestones from birth to age 5, using the “Language Milestone Timeline Chart.”

For each milestone identified, list potential causes of delays, implications for learning for children with those delays, and evidence‐based learning strategies that can be used to support and enhance the communication skills of children with those speech and language delays.