Adolescent (12-18)

A quick referral guide for parents to learn about the expected communication milestones for your teenager.

When viewing the development information in the table, it is important to remember that, the pace of development in communication can differ from individual to individual. There can also be differences in the way language develops and the style of communication preferred by the individual.

You may want to seek help if you have concerns about any of your teenager’s communication abilities.

This guide was adapted from The Communication Trust UK, supported by Pearson Assessment in the booklet, ‘Universally Speaking‘.