18 to 36 months
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Pays attention to speaker for at least a portion of a conversation
Begins to demonstrate turn-taking in play and conversation
Makes a related comment (e.g., adult says, “Here is your water.” child says “Cup.” or “Water cup.”)
Makes a formal verbal or sign request or response (e.g., “May I?” “Please?” “Thank you.”)
Follows non-verbal directions (e.g., signal for “Come here.”)