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Speech & Articulation Development Chart

In the chart below, each solid bar indicates when children generally MASTER the specified sounds. This chart depicts a range of development and should only be used as a general guide.

 
What sounds should my child be saying? *              Girls      Boys

birth 1 year 2 years 3 years 4 years 5 years 6 years 7 years 8 years
    p,m,h,w,b            
    p,m,h,w,b            
    n            
    n            
      k            
      k            
      g            
      g          
      d            
      d            
      t          
      t            
      ing  
      ing  
        f            
        f            
        y          
        y        
        r  
        r  
        l        
        l      
        blends (st, pl, gr, etc.)        
        blends (st, pl, gr, etc.)        
        s  
        s  
          sh, ch      
          sh, ch    
          z  
          z  
          j      
          j    
          v        
          v        
            th (thumb)      
            th (thumb)  
            th (that)      
            th (that)    
              zh (measure)  
              zh (measure)  
                                   
* Adapted from Sander JSHD 1972; Smit, et al JSHD 1990 and the Nebraska-Iowa Articulation Norms Project

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*It is important to note that this information depicts a general range of development, and should only be used as a guide. If you have any concerns regarding your child’s speech development, we recommend that you contact a pediatrician or speech-language pathologist.


 
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