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Speech sounds are developmental in nature and are not considered disordered until a child reaches a certain age.  The following is an acquistion chart which illustrates sound mastery.
 
Age in years
Consonant Sounds
3-4
p,b,n,w,h
4 1/2
t,d,n,k,g,ng,y
5 1/2
f
6 1/2
v,sh,zh,l,th (voiced)
7 1/2-8
s,z,r,th,ch,j,wh, and blends

 

All  Hempfield students will be screened at the end of their first grade year.  If a child does not pass this screening, parents will be notified, and a plan will be developed.
 
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