In speech-language pathology we make a clear distinction between a person’s speech versus language skills (click here for more information on language). Speech refers to the physical-acoustic properties of spoken communication including speech clarity that comes from the accuracy of produced speech sounds, substitutions, prosody or intonation, and the rate and fluency of speaking.
Speech Sound Development
Articulation or speech sound development is a gradual process. Children develop speech sound skills at different rates and ages. Some children develop faster or slower than the average rate.
Home Program for Articulation Development – steps for practicing speech sounds
Resources organized by individual sounds