Thursday, 28 December 2017

What is normal speech development?


I'm always being asked what is normal or typical for speech development. This is the best guide I have found:

Normal Speech Development

2 ½ - 3 years
Sounds used
Sounds emerging
M n

P b t d k g


f  s
W y h


3 – 4 years
Sounds used
Sounds emerging
M n

P b t d k g

F s
‘Sh’  v  z l  ‘ch’  j
W y h




 4 - 5 years
Sounds used
Sounds emerging
M n

P b t d k g

F v s z ‘sh’  ‘ch’ j
Th  r
W l y h


Sp, st, sk, bl, pl, gr

These are based on developmental norms for English (Elks & McLachlan)

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