Over the past few weeks Sound has been out in the community conducting speech and hearing screenings. One of the most common questions we receive is "When should my child make all their speech sounds correctly?" A few years ago we dedicated a blog post to speech sound development, and thought it was time to draw attention to articulation again in our blog.
For most parents, teachers, and even other medical professionals, it is hard to know if the sounds being heard are developmentally appropriate, or if the (adorable) speech is teetering into an articulation delay. We put together a "cheat sheet" to know the ages at which we expect mastery of each consonant sound in English. If you ever have questions or concerns, we always encourage reaching out to an SLP to schedule an evaluation.