Your child should use speech sounds accurately in conversation by the ages listed below. Prior to these age requirements, you should hear approximations of these sounds.
The ages below (years.months) have been averaged by Stephanie based on her own experiences, from articulation textbooks and from the Goldman-Fristoe 2 Test of Articulation.
Overall, your child’s conversational speech should be understood by age 3.
|N, W, -ING, P||2.9|
|Y (as in yellow), G||3.4|
|TH (as in thumb)||5.4|
|TH (as in “this”)||5.5|
If you feel your child’s articulation is delayed, an articulation assessment, and possibly an Oral Motor assessment should be conducted. Treating articulation delay is one of Stephanie’s specialties.