I often receive questions from parents of how long did it take for Landon to talk. This is a natural question. To give you a sense, I have taken a early childhood development chart and updated it for Landon. As part of my research notes I recorded the dates when Landon would achieve the milestones. This should give you some indicator of how Landon progress. He basically started off one year behind hearing peers and by age 4 had basically caught up with his hearing peers.
Figure 1. A standard child’s early development chart
So you can see in Figure 1 the basic milestones achieved by any normal child. These milestones are generalizations and a parent should not worry if your child falls outside one or two these items. Now based on field notes and observations, here is Landon’s developmental chart.
Figure 2. Landon’s developmental milestone chart
As you can see, Landon started almost a year behind his normal hearing peers. But as time went on, he quickly caught up with those peers. He caught up to the point that by age four, there was very little difference between him and a normal hearing child.