Understanding questions refers to the ability to process information asked by a speaker. A child 1-2 years old is expected to answer simple yes and no questions verbally or by shaking his/her head. As a child turns 3 years old, the expectation increases to answering ‘where’ and ‘what’ questions by pointing to respond or by providing a short answer. (i.e. “Where is your cup?” The child should be able to point to the table and say ‘on table’).