Informative Speech and Language Related Websites

Dear Parents,

“If you're worried about your child's speech, the general rule of thumb is that children should be 25% intelligible (or able to be understood) by 18 months, 50-75% intelligible by 24 months, and 75-100% intelligible by 36 months. When sound errors persist beyond 3 years of age, most children outgrow these errors, but some children don't. The need for speech therapy then depends on which sounds are still in error or still difficult for the child (if it's an early-developing sound versus a later-developing sound), how intelligible the child is, and if the child is showing significant signs of frustration because he/she is hard to understand. Normally all sounds in the English language develop by 8 years of age.”  Ana Paula G. Mumy, M.S. CCC-SLP  The Speech Stop

Here are some great resources if you have any concerns about your child’s speech and language skills. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Early Detection of Speech, Language, and Hearing Disorders

Typical Speech and Language Development

Identify the Signs of Communication Disorders

Speech, Language & Hearing Milestones: 4 to 6 Months - Preview

Anne Oyler: Even Mild Hearing Loss Can Effect a Child's Speech and Language

Help With Language Development

Mommy Speech Therapy - Thoughts On Early Speech & Language Development