Have you ever wondered what speech sounds are typical for your child to be using at their age? And do you know what age children typically master their R Sound? Or when should you seek speech therapy in Calgary if your child isn’t using a sound? The answers to all these questions can be found below:
This is the typical development of speech sounds in the English language:
By age 3, children should be using the following sounds:
p, b, t, d, k, g, m, n, ing, f, h, y, w
By age 4, children should be using the following sounds:
v, s, z, sh, ch, j, l
By age 5, children should be using the following sounds:
th (voiced), zh, r
By age 6, children should be using the following sounds:
These speech sounds norms are from a study by McLeod and Crowe in 2018 that reviewed 15 studies looking at the average age of acquisition of English consonants across the world.
If you notice that your child is not using the sounds listed for their age or if you find your child difficult to understand, it is a good idea to get a speech assessment completed by a speech therapist. If you are looking for a speech therapist in Calgary, contact Rosy Speech and Language through our contact page!