18 to 36 months
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Uses jargon with regular words in conversation
Addresses listener appropriately to get attention (e.g., when speaking to another child, uses child’s name)
Uses non-verbal gestures and body language to express needs and feelings (e.g., gives spontaneous hug)
Changes intonation and tone to communicate meaning
Uses descriptors to describe a thing or event (e.g., “big toy,” “fun ride,” “beautiful sunset”)