Typical refers to?  the common or general guidelines when assessing communication skills. Not a single parent would refer to their child with such a generalized term as "typical" since every child is special. No two children are alike; although similarities in development do exist. To help you decipher the possibility whether further services or help is needed the following suggested milestones (based on research) are possible “bench marks” for observing or referring children for further services. Just select the topic for further information and research.