Does your child have difficulty making the /f/ sound? Does he say "pish" instead of fish? Well, if your child is over the age of 4, then this error is no longer age-appropriate. Developmentally, children between the ages of 3- and 4-years are able to say the /f/ sound consistently in conversational speech. Luckily, the /f/ sound [...]
Most children are able to appropriately produce the /g/ sound by around 4-years-old. A common substitution for /g/ is the /d/ sound. If your child is younger than 4, it is developmentally appropriately for your child to misarticulate this sound (Ex. “do” instead of go). This substitution is part of the phonological process called fronting. The /g/ [...]
By around 5-years-old your child should be able to appropriately produce the "SH" sound. This sound is heard in words like; sheet, tissue, and fish. A common substitution of this sound is /s/. For example, your child may say "seat" when attempting to produce sheet. This speech error can make it difficult to understand what your child is trying to say. [...]
Children should be able to appropriately produce the /k/ sound by around 4-years-old. A common substitution for /k/ is the /t/ sound. If your child is younger than 4, it is developmentally appropriately for your child to make this substitution (Ex. "tea" instead of key). This substitution is part of the phonological process called fronting. The /k/ sound [...]
Learn 5 great tips to help your child produce the "th" sound. Voiceless and voiced "th" word lists are also provided.
Your child should be able to appropriately produce the /s/ sound by 8-years-old. To correctly produce the /s/ sound your child's tongue should stay behind his teeth and air should blow straight through the middle of the mouth. Common Errors Lisp A lisp is when the tongue goes between the teeth for the /s/ sound (and [...]
At around 4- to 5-years-old, your child should be appropriately producing the "L" sound. Some common substitutions of this sound include; "y" (Ex. "yike" instead of like) and "w" (Ex. "wove" instead of love). If your child is past the age of 5 and still producing this sound error, it may no longer be a developmental error. [...]