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

Meet the Founders

Lynn Carahaly, M.A., CCC-SLP and Vince Carahaly, B.S., are the professionals at The Alcott Center, headquartered in Richland, Michigan. Specific information regarding The Alcott Center and programming considerations are located throughout this website. Please send all inquiries to the address/email provided. Learn More

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