Speech Therapy

Speech-Language Pathologists work to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders in children. We work with children with a variety of delays and disorders spanning from mild articulation delays to more complex disorders such as Autism, Down Syndrome, hearing impairment, motor speech disorders, and other developmental delays.


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Speech Developmental Norms:


By age 2:

-  Words: 50-200
- 2-4 word phrases

- Answers when asked “what’s that?”

- Sounds:t, d, n, k, g, p,b, w


By age 3:

- Words: 800-900
- 4-5 word phrases
- Ask/Answers “who & where”

- Sounds: m, h, tw, kw


By age 4:

- Words: 900-1500
- 5-6 word sentences

- Follows 2 step directions

- Sounds: l, f, v, All /l/ blends


By age 5:

- Words: 1500-2000
- 4-8 word sentences

- Understands prepositions

- Sounds: s, z, sh, ch, j, t


By age 6:

- Asks “how” questions

- Follows 3-step directions

- Sounds: All /s/ blends, th


By age 7:

-All sounds are typically mastered