Sounds are Important

What sounds should my child be saying?


One of the most common questions I get asked as a speech-language pathologist is “what sounds should my child be saying?”  It is very common for children to make speech sound errors as they learn new words. An articulation disorder occurs when a child has difficulty making a sound past a certain age range.  For example, a 4-year old male says ‘tar’ for ‘car’.  At 4, a child should be able to produce the ‘k’ sound.  It is important to note that the error should occur in more than one word.  I have posted a link below that is recommended by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association as a reference for speech sound development.  Keep in mind that the chart gives a range of normal.   If you have concerns regarding your child’s speech sound development, contact a speech-language pathologist for further evaluation.


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