Speech Sound Production involves the rules of sound production and the movement of the tongue, lips, and jaw to make speech sounds. Most children make some mistakes as they learn to say new words. It is not unusual for a 5 or 6-year-old child to make a "w" sound for an "r" sound (e.g., "wabbit" for "rabbit"), an "f" sound for a "th" sound (e.g., "fumb" for "thumb"), or produce the s and z sounds with a slight lisp.

A Speech Sound Disorder is identified if the speech sound errors occur past the expected age for correct production.

A speech language pathologist should administer the Speech Sound Production Subtest if multiple sound errors are noted. Download / Play Video


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