Speech Sound Development in Toddlers

We can’t be overly “picky” when it comes to speech sound accuracy with toddlers, particularly for those who have struggled with language acquisition. Afterall, most brand new talkers are difficult to understand, whether you’re 12 months old and beginning to talk or 30 months old and saying your first words!

Check out this post for guidelines to let you know when you should be concerned about speech sound development in toddlers.



  1. Esther Hauben on May 8, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    I just started reading your articles and I’m enjoying them. One child I’m working with is 2.4 y/o, has nearly perfect receptive language and doesn’t say any words consistently except Ha (Hi). He’s had a couple of popout words but we never hear them again. He vocalizes more now, and with greater instensity, but it’s only vowels. He uses lots of nonverbal language, i.e. pointing, grimacing. For a while he used a prompt for “p” but he dropped it and he doesn’t say “p” anymore. Help!

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