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Families of Children with Speech Sound Disorders Should Insist on the Earlier Introduction of Most Speech Sounds and Assert Their Rights at Due Process Hearings

Categories: K-12.

A study published in the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology on speech sound acquisition is shaking up the speech-language establishment and providing ammunition for public-school families of children with speech sound disorders (SSDs). The study aggregated data from 60 articles describing 64 studies in 27 languages involving 26,007 children from 31 countries. It concluded that children across the world acquire most speech sounds at a younger age than many families and speech-language pathologists (SLPs) realize. By their fifth birthday, children produce at least 93% of consonants correctly. That is obviously important information for families and SLPs. And it is welcomed
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