• Articulation and phonological disorders affect a child's ability to produce sounds correctly.  Children acquire various speech sounds by certain ages.  If your child has not mastered certain speech sounds by a particular age, speech therapy services may be recommended.    Typically, your child will need to master his/her target sounds in the following order:

    • isolation or the sound all by itself

    • syllables

    • words (beginning, middle, and ends of words)

    • phrases

    • sentences

    • reading

    • structured conversation

    • spontaneous conversation

    You may need to adapt your child's homework pages to increase or decrease difficulty so your child can experience success.  For example, it is not realistic to practice /r/ in sentences if your child cannot accurately produce this sound in syllables.

Last Modified on March 22, 2020