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What Sounds Should My Child Be Able to Say?


by Michelle Sabino, M.S., CCC-SLP

So your child is not talking yet and you are concerned about what speech sounds they should be able to produce. Below you will find a chart that shows at what age 90% of children correctly produce English consonants.


When teaching a beginning talker, limit demands and refrain from scrutinizing inability to produce difficult sounds, such as /r/, /l/, or /s/. A good rule of thumb to follow in the progression of development, teach:

• Single word or single syllable words
• 2-word or 2 syllable words
• And so forth…

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