McLean Speech & Language
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McLean, VA 22101
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How do I know if my child has a speech/articulation problem?

This chart should be used as a guideline. These are the average ages in which children should be acquiring and/or mastering the following speech sounds:

2 years m, n, h, p, w, b
3 years k, g, d, t
4 years f, y, l
5 years ch, sh, s, z, j, v
6 years voiced th (that), voiceless th (think)
7 years zh (treasure), initial r (rabbit), vowelized r (for, bird, farm)

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