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Speech

Speech is the production of sounds for example producing the 'p' sound. All children will experience difficulties producing sounds at one stage of their lives as sounds develop at different ages. When a child is having difficulty producing sounds that are appropriate for their age their speech may sound unclear. Speech difficulities can impact on a child's ability to acquire literacy skills as well as have an effect on a child's self esteem and confidence.


Below is a guideline for when sounds develop:

0-3 years

p, b, m, w, t, d, n, k, g, h, y

4.5 years

s, z, sh, ch, l, j, f

6 years

All of the sounds clearly
Last sounds v, th, r

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