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Speak, Read, Succeed Interactive Checklist
  

Welcome to the Speak, Read, Succeed Interactive Checklist! When you click on the button below indicating your child's age, you will be asked a series of questions that will help determine if your child is at risk of having difficulty with verbal and written communication. As you answer these questions it is important to think of your child's development as objectively as possible - not how you wish their behaviour was but how it really is. If English is your child's second language it is also very important to answer the questions based on the development of their first language - not English. Once you have submitted the answers, the checklist will tell you how your child is progressing.

TO BEGIN, click on the button with your child's age and answer the questions:

0 to 6 Months
0 to 6 Months
7 Months to 1 Year
7 Months to 1 Year
1 to 2 Years
1 to 2 Years
2 to 3 Years
2 to 3 Years
3 to 4 Years
3 to 4 Years
4 to 5 Years
4 to 5 Years
5 to 6 Years
5 to 6 Years

0 to 6 Months 0 to 6 Months
Hearing and Understanding Yes No Talking Yes No
1. Does your child startle or cry at loud sounds? 1. Does your child make cooing and comfort sounds?
2. Does your child smile to friendly voices? 2. Does your child cry differently for different needs?
3. Does your child look around for sounds? 3. Does your child make many different types of sounds?
4. Does your child recognize mother's voice? 4. Does your child make sounds in response to speech?
5. Does your child notice toys that make sounds?
* Please make sure you have answered each question either yes or no or the results will not be considered valid.
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7 Months to 1 Year 7 Months to Year
Hearing and Understanding Yes No Talking Yes No
1. Does your child listen when spoken to? 1. Does your child laugh a lot?
2. Does your child turn or look up when you call his/her name? 2. Does your child shout to get your attention?
3. Does your child understand simple requests? 3. Does your child make sounds like talking, but without real words?
4. Does your child understand a few words or phrases? 4. Does your child try to name familiar toys, people or things?
5. Does your child try to imitate words?
* Please make sure you have answered each question either yes or no or the results will not be considered valid.

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1 to 2 Years 1 to 2 Years
Hearing and Understanding Yes No Talking Yes No
1. Does your child recognize the name of many familiar things? 1. Has your child started to name pictures?
2. Does your child follow simple commands? 2. Has your child started to use 1-2 words together?
3. Does your child listen to simple stories? 3. Is your child saying more and more words every month?
4. Does your child recognize pictures of familiar people or objects? 4. Does your child use many different consonant sounds at the beginning of words?
* Please make sure you have answered each question either yes or no or the results will not be considered valid.

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2 to 3 Years 2 to 3 Years
Hearing and Understanding Yes No Talking Yes No
1. Can your child answer simple questions about familiar events? 1. Does your child use 3 to 4 word sentences?
2. Does your child understand most sentences directed to them? 2. Does your child ask "what" and "where" questions?
3. Can your child follow 2 step directions? 3. Does your child mispronounce many words, but uses them correctly?
4. Does your child understand differences in meaning ("go , stop"; "in , on")? 4. Does your child use "no" and "not" in phrases?
5. Can you understand your child's speech most of the time?
6. Does your child have a word for almost everything?
* Please make sure you have answered each question either yes or no or the results will not be considered valid.

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3 to 4 Years 3 to 4 Years
Hearing and Understanding Yes No Talking Yes No
1. Does your child hear you when you call them from another room? 1. Does your child ask many questions, including why?
2. Does your child hear television at the same loudness level as other family members? 2. Does your child use sentences about 4-5 words long?
3. Does your child answer simple "who", "what", "why" questions? 3. Can your child tell a simple story?
4. Can your child generally be understood by strangers?
* Please make sure you have answered each question either yes or no or the results will not be considered valid.

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4 to 5 Years 4 to 5 Years
Hearing and Understanding Yes No Talking Yes No
1. Does your child hear and understand most of what is said at home and in school? 1. Does your child have 'adult-like' grammar?
2. Does your child pay attention to a story and answer simple questions? 2. Can your child tell you a story and stick prettymuch to the topic?
3. Does your child tell a story about him/herself? 3. Does your child talk easily with other children and adults?
* Please make sure you have answered each question either yes or no or the results will not be considered valid.

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5 to 6 Years 5 to 6 Years
Hearing and Understanding Yes No Talking Yes No
1. Does everyone who knows your child (teacher, babysitter, grandparent etc.) think that your child hears well? 1. Has your child started to read simple words?
2. Can your child add numbers up to five? 2. Can your child tell you what he expects will happen tomorrow or the next day?
3. Does your child know the difference between right and left? 3. Does your child ask questions to clarify information when confused by something you or a family member says?
* Please make sure you have answered each question either yes or no or the results will not be considered valid.

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For more information, consult a professional: your family doctor, your Local Health Authority, or the BC Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists. This web site has been created through a joint partnership between Richmond Public Library, the BC Association of Speech/Language Pathologists and Audiologists, the Vancouver Coastal Health with generous support from Microsoft Canada, Future Shop and Widex Canada.