Speech Therapy -> Receptive Language -> Pronouns


Children with language delays often have difficulty with pronouns. 12-26 months: I, it 27-30 months: my, me, mine, you 31-34 months: your, she, he, yours, we 35-40 months: they, us, hers, his, them, her 41-46 months: its, our, him, myself, yourself, ours, their, theirs 47+ months: herself, himself, itself, ourselves, yourselves, themselves.

Reference links

  • Pronoun Acquisition 1
    Author: TherapyWorks - As children develop language, they naturally make pronoun errors. These errors are often age-appropriate (and adorable). Some children will not fully master all pronouns until the age of 4. Pronouns typically develop in a predictable order. See the the pronoun acquisition chart below for the age ranges in which children typically develop pronouns.

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Related Disorder(s)

  • Receptive Language Disorder - A child with receptive language disorder has difficulties with understanding what is said to them. The symptoms vary between children but, generally, problems with language comprehension begin before the age of three years. Children need to understand spoken language before they can use language to express themselves.

Goal Bank

  • Ryan will correctly identify/respond to and progress to correctly using personal pronouns in simple phonemes with minimal cueing across 3 consecutive sessions with 90% accuracy to demonstrate improved skills in both expressive and receptive language. 2
  • Wally will correctly identify items/pictures when given verbs, prepositions, and/or pronouns as descriptors with minimal cueing across 3 consecutive sessions with 90% accuracy to increase receptive and expressive language skills. 2
  • Given decreasing cues, Elisha will listen to a statement or question and identify if the grammatical patterns used in the phoneme are correct or incorrect and will provide the correct word to repair those utterances identified as ‘incorrect’ with 90% accuracy over 3 consecutive sessions to improve overall expressive and receptive language skills. 2
  • Perla will demonstrate understanding of pronouns (e.g. me, my, you, your) spontaneously with 80% accuracy across 4 consecutive therapy sessions to improve language comprehension. 1


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