At 15 months, averages 22-23 pounds, 31 inches
Teeth begin to come in rapidly
Crawls skillfully and quickly
Stands alone with feet spread apart, legs stiffened, and arms extended
Can rise from the floor to a standing position independently
Walks independently at the end of this period; falls often
Crawls up and down stairs on all fours
Kicks a stationary ball
Passes toy to other hand when offered a second object
Points to a few body points when named
Speech and Language Development
Uses one word to convey entire thought: “me”
Uses 3-20 words
Imitates new words
Recognizes self in mirror
Imitates adult actions in play
Plays alone for short periods
Check with your child's pediatrician if by Eighteen Months your child does NOT:
Speak at least 15 words
Respond to simple questions with “yes” or “no”
Walk alone (or with very little help)
Know the function of common household objects
Show interest in pictures
Recognize self in mirror
Did you answer yes to one or more of the developmental alerts?
- First and foremost, please contact your child's pediatrician. Your health care provider is your best resource if you have any questions or concerns.
- Secondly, would you like to speak with someone at Special Kids to learn more about how our services may benefit your child? Contact our Family Resources team to learn more.
*Developmental milestone survey adapted from Lynn Marotz and K. Eileen Allen's book Developmental Profiles: Pre-birth through Adolescence.