Children acquire different speech sounds at different ages.

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Children acquire different speech sounds at different ages.

3;0 – 3;5 Years of Age: All sounds except for ‘sh’, ‘ch’, ‘j’, ‘z’, ‘th’ (voiceless), ‘th’ (voiced) and ‘r’

3;6-3;11 Years of Age: All sounds except for ‘sh’, ‘z’, ‘j’, ‘th’ (voiceless), ‘th’ (voiced) and ‘r’

4;0-4;11 Years of Age: All sounds except for ‘sh’, ‘th’ (voiceless), ‘th’ (voiced) and ‘r’

5;0-5;11 Years of Age: All sounds except for ‘th’ (voiceless), ‘th’ (voiced) and ‘r’

6;0-6;11 Years of Age: All sounds except for ‘th’ (voiceless) and ‘th’ (voiced)

If ‘th’ (voiced and voiceless) is not acquired after this age, it would be beneficial to consult with a Speech Pathologist.

(Norms for Diagnostic Screen from Barbara Dodd, Zhu Hua, Sharon Crosbie, Alison Holm, and Anne Ozanne, 2002)
Children acquire different speech sounds at different ages.

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