Asking and Answering Questions
Children with speech and language delays often have difficulty asking and answering questions appropriately. This is a difficult skill as it requires the child to understand what is being asked, process the question, form an answer, and speak that answer. Or, if the child is asking a question, it requires formulation of the question with all of the words in the correct order (which is often backwards from the word order for statements).
When Should Children be Asking and Answering Questions?
SNot all questions are created equal. Some questions are easier for children to learn and others require more complex thinking and verbal skills. If you are wondering what type of questions to begin using with a child, take a look at the ages that typically-developing children master them. Start with the easier ones and work your way toward the harder ones.
|Age||Question Skills Mastered|
|1 – 2 yrs||
|2 – 3 yrs||
|3 – 4 yrs||
Ages and Stages
Here is a guide to how children develop speech and language between 0 and 12 months.
Check the progress of your child’s speech and language development upto three years