Pragmatic / Social Milestones


Pragmatic Language Skills: Social use of language.

Age Milestone
2 months Smiles
3 months establishes eye contact, Simple turn-taking
4 months Enjoys people interaction
6 months Discriminates strangers
7 months Smiles at self in mirror
9 months Enjoys pat-a-cake and peek-a-boo games
10 months Able to feed self a cookie and beginning to share
12 months Mother is used as security and helps with dressing.
14 months Able to feed self with spoon
15 months Able to use a sippy cup and cup
18 months Imitates routine actions (vacuuming)
24 months Helps with undressing and participates in parallel play
30 months Participates in associative play
32 months Toilet training
36 months Undresses self and participates in cooperative play

All children develop at their own pace. This chart identifies the average time line for milestone development. It is not to be used to determine whether or not your child has a developmental delay. If you are concerned about your child’s development, see a Speech-Language Pathologist.

Pragmatic/social Developmental “Red Flags”

Age ◄Red Flag: warning signs
2-4 months Inability to focus on faces, does not smile but 2-3 months
4-6 months Difficulty making eye contact
5-8 months Difficulty to engage in interaction
12-18 months Difficulty with focusing attention
18-24 months Prefers to be by himself