Chicago Speech Therapy can help your child hit these milestones

Like all lists, this isn’t perfect. Use this as a rough guideline when considering your child. If you have any concerns as a parent, see my information at the bottom of this page. Your toddler may benefit from speech therapy.

General Oral Motor/Feeding Milestones

• 4-6 months- Babies introduced to soft solid foods such as cereals and pureed fruits and vegetables. Cup drinking may also be introduced (6 months)

• 6-9 months- Soft cookies may be introduced as well as ground or lumpy solids.

• 10-12 months-Mashed or soft table foods are introduced; babies will also take most of their liquids from a cup. At 12 months, babies have a controlled bite and are able to bite through cookies.

• 13-15 months- Continued improvement with biting skills and will use a straw or regular cup.

• 16-18 months- Children are given more challenging foods that require chewing, such as meats and vegetables.

• 19-24 months- Children will begin to gain more control of cup drinking and will bite the cup less. They are learning to drink in longer sequences with little or no spillage.

• 2 years- Children are able to manage any type of food they like as they have learned all the skills they need to eat every type of food.

Your Chicago Speech-Language Therapist,
Karen George

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"Elizabeth was an incredibly communicative and supportive therapist for our daughter. We saw impressive improvement quickly, and our 2yo often looked forward to their weekly sessions. Our daughter just graduated from speech and we're so grateful for Elizabeth's expertise, empathy, and support over the past year!"

"We had the most wonderful experience with Chicago Speech Therapy! Our speech pathologist, Miss Megan, developed a bond with our son almost immediately. By week two, he would await her arrival by the window in our front door! She quickly discovered all of his favorite things and would bring so many toys of her own that would keep him engaged and wanting to talk! She gave us (parents) tons of strategies to work with on our own in between her weekly visits. Our son made consistent progress under her care and has now been released from speech therapy ~ which actually makes us so sad ~ simply because we miss Miss Megan! She basically became part of our family and will be dearly missed. I couldn’t recommend Miss Megan and Chicago Speech Therapy more!"

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Our expert speech-language pathologists are equipped to address a wide range of communication challenges, providing tailored solutions for each child's unique needs. From early language development to complex communication disorders, we offer comprehensive support at every stage of your child's journey.