Development of Speech Sounds by Age

Many parents & teachers wonder when or if they should be concerned about a child’s speech sound development (articulation). The following chart indicates the Richland One guidelnes for the ages by which each speech sound should be acquired. As with all skills, there is some variation between children, so it is always a good idea to contact a speech therapist for guidance if you have concerns.

Speech-Sound Acquisition Chart

For practice at home, you can use the following FREE resources: Speech Sound Practice