My child is difficult to understand

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My child has trouble pronouncing sounds in words.

My child says “t” for “k”.

My child has a lisp.

My child has trouble with “l” and “r” sounds.

Some children have difficulty using their tongue, teeth, lips and breath to pronounce sounds in words – this is called a speech difficulty.

Sounds develop in stages so there are certain sound errors that are typical. A speech pathologist can assess your child’s speech and let you know if their errors are age appropriate or require intervention.

For a guide on sound development based on your child’s age have a look at our free handouts

Read more about milestones

Check out “Does my child need speech therapy?” for more on common questions parents ask our team about their child’s speech development.

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