Cari's First Words Vocabulary Checklist
Learning to talk is an exciting time in a young child’s life. This form will help parents, therapists, and educators track the child’s first spoken words. On this form, words are divided into 3 categories: power words (words that communicate wants and needs), social words (words used to socialize with others) and concepts (letters, numbers shapes and colors). It is recommended that this form be used to track the child’s first 50 spoken words. At that point, the child should be adding new words to his/her expressive vocabulary at a rate too rapid to track and this form should no longer be necessary.