- Most children’s speech is easy to understand by age 4, even if they have age-appropraite speech substitutions.
- Most children produce all their first language’s speech sounds accurately by age 8.
- How easily a child can imitate a speech sound he/she usually misarticulates is a good indicator of whether he/she is ready for intervention.
Speech Sound Development Chart
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