Basic Concepts

General Information Age Norms

Matches same colors:

  • 2.6 any 3-5 colors
  • 3.0 any 6-9 colors
  • 4.0 any 10 colors

Names colors when pointed to:

  • 2.9 one color
  • 3.0 any 2-3 colors
  • 3.6 any 4-5 colors
  • 4.0 any 6-7 colors
  • 5.0 any 8 or more colors

Names several rooms:

  • 2.9 in a house

Points to colors on request:

  • 3.0 any 2 colors
  • 3.3 any 3-4 colors
  • 3.6 any 5-6 colors
  • 3.9 any 7 or more colors

Names category when shown or told several objects in that category:

  • 3.0 food
  • 3.0 animals
  • 3.0 toys
  • 3.0 clothes
  • 4.0 dishes
  • 4.0 people
  • 4.0 pets
  • 5.0 numbers
  • 6.0 furniture
  • 6.0 tools
  • 6.0 vegetables
  • 6.0 fruits

Tells what you do when:

  • 3.0 you are tired
  • 3.0 you are sick
  • 3.6 you are hungry
  • 3.6 your face is dirty
  • 3.9 you are thirsty
  • 4.6 it's raining and you're going outside
  • 5.0 your house is on fire

Tells use of common objects:

  • 2.6 dishes
  • 3.0 stoves
  • 3.0 scissors
  • 3.0 telephones
  • 3.6 pans
  • 3.6 books
  • 4.0 lights
  • 4.0 keys
  • 4.9 pencils
  • 5.0 airplanes
  • 5.0 clocks
  • 5.3 refrigerators
  • 6.9 locks

Points to common opposites:

  • 3.0 hot/cold
  • 3.0 wet/dry
  • 3.0 stopping/going
  • 3.0 same/different
  • 3.0 opened/closed
  • 3.0 quiet/loud
  • 3.6 light/heavy
  • 4.0 fast/slow
  • 4.9 fat/skinny
  • 5.0 thick/thin
  • 5.0 narrow/wide
  • 6.6 shallow/deep

Identifies textures:

  • 3.9 hard or soft
  • 4.9 smooth or rough

Sequences squares/circles/objects:

  • 4.6 more than 3 of the same kind of objects from "small" to "large: (size)
  • 4.9 more than 3 of the same kind of objects from "light" to "dark: (color)

Names items in categories:

  • 4.0 food
  • 4.6 clothing
  • 4.6 animals
  • 4.6 transportation
  • 4.9 furniture

Tells the weather conditions accurately:

  • 5.3 hot, cold, warm, sunny, cloudy, windy

Tells why we have service workers:

  • 6.3 doctors, firemen, police, mailmen/women, dentists, carpenters, farmers, painters, mechanics, teachers

Tells where people go in the community:

  • 5.6 when they are sick
    to buy milk, bread, and eggs
    to buy clothes
    to see tigers, bears, monkeys, and gorillas
    to eat outside their home
  • 6.3 to borrow a book
    to buy stamps for a letter
    to get a haircut
    to get a car repaired

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