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What Age Do Speech Sounds Develop?

As your child’s language skills grow, it can be overwhelming to determine at what age each speech sound is expected to develop! With so many new skills emerging during the exciting first few years of his or her life (language and otherwise!), having a reference to the expected ages of sound development is especially handy. Below […]

By |February 23rd, 2016|Articulation Disorder, Early Childhood Language, Early Language Development, Home Practice, Improving Speech Sounds, Parent Resources|Comments Off on What Age Do Speech Sounds Develop?

Promoting Language During Routines

Take Advantage of Routines

Whether it is meal time, bath time, or any other routine that you and your child participate in together, there are many options to promote speech and language.

Narrate

Talk your child through each step of the routine.
For example, if you are preparing a snack, tell him or her about it “You are in […]

By |February 1st, 2016|Articulation Disorder, Early Childhood Language, Early Language Development, Home Practice, Improving Speech Sounds, Social Language|Comments Off on Promoting Language During Routines

Practicing the “th” Sound at Home

Practicing the “th” Sound at Home

The “th” sound should be mastered around 6-7 years of age. Interestingly, because the sound is very visual, many children are stimulable for accurate production well before then. If your child is stimulable and motivated, here are a few things you can do to practice at home!

Articulator Placement

First of all, the […]

By |December 21st, 2015|Articulation Disorder, Early Childhood Language, Early Language Development, Home Practice, Improving Speech Sounds|Comments Off on Practicing the “th” Sound at Home

What is an Articulation Disorder?

As children begin to speak, they will make mistakes with their sounds, which is completely normal. As your child grows, these errors will begin to subside. In some children, however, these errors persist and speech therapy intervention is very beneficial.

An articulation disorder is present when a child has difficulty producing sounds. The sound can be […]

By |October 20th, 2015|Articulation Disorder|Comments Off on What is an Articulation Disorder?