Milestones - By eleven years

Chatting and mixing
Your 11 year old is good at using language in their friendships and relationships. They have strong bonds with others and take notice of what other people think and feel. They enjoy playing group games and can explain rules and work out with others how to agree.

At school your child can organise others in a group to do a task without the teacher’s help and can see when others don’t understand and will try to help them.

Check it out
  • Look – Can your child organise a game with a group of friends and explain the rules so everyone can understand.
  • Listen – Is your child able to talk through arguments and problems when they come up and find a way to make it work.

Any concerns?
Remember all children are different and they develop at different rates. Chances are your 11 year old can do some of these things. This is normal. If you are at all concerned about your child’s speaking and listening, reading, or writing development you should first talk to their teacher or head teacher. There are a number of reasons why your child may not be keeping up with the other children in their year and it is important you discuss this with their teacher. They may be able to provide you with some simple ways you can support your child or direct you on to more in depth help, if that is what is required.

If you still feel your child needs more support which they are not getting here are some organisations which may be able to help:

Talking Point - 0845 225 4071
Afasic - 0845 355 5577
SOS!SEN: Special Educational Needs - 020 8538 3731

IPSEA: Independent Parental Special Education Advice - 0800 018 4016

Contact a Family - 0808 808 3555

I CAN - 020 7843 2544

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Age 7 to 11 milestones

7 years > 9 years > 11 years

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