Speech Sound Development

September 30, 2010 BY Sharon Soliday, CCC-SLP

Heidi Hanks discusses how speech sound norms can be a useful tool to parents as well as Speech Language Pathologists when it comes to setting expectations of our little ones’ speech.

One way of figuring out if a speech error is developmental or not is by using what are called “sound acquisition norms” or “speech sound norms”. Speech sound norms are tools that speech language pathologists use to help guide them in determining which errors are developmentally appropriate and which errors are not. There are multiple speech sound norms that are currently being used by Speech Language Pathologists all around the world.

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When Are Speech Sounds Developed?