Speech therapy is a clinical program aimed at improving speech, language, and social skills
Children who are able to talk may work on making their speech clearer, or on building their language skills by learning new words, learning to speak in sentences, or improving their listening skills.
Children who cannot talk may learn sign language, or how to use special equipment such as a computer that speaks for them. Children who talk but have challenges with more discreet communication issues such as facial expression or gestural language use, may work on these areas of communication.
Normal speech development can vary depending on gender and position of sound. Below you will find a guide for when sounds typically develop.
Age 3: p, h, m, n, w, and vowels
Age 4: b, k, g, d, f, y
Age 6: t, ng, l
Between Ages 7-9: ch, sh, l, r, s, z, th, v, and blends