What sounds should my child be able to say?



When can a speech sound

error be okay?


As a Speech Pathologist, I have many parents asking me about when their child will be able to make new sounds or if a lisp is okay.

Whilst as parents you tend to understand most of what your child is trying to say, it is normal to worry about how well your child will be understood by their peers and in their everyday environments.

Sometimes speech sound errors can be okay and other times, your child might need some support to fix inappropriate sound errors. Here is a guide to help you understand what speech sound are expected for your child’s age:


All children develop differently. If you are concerned, you can discover easy strategies to increase your child’s speech clarity and provide them with the opportunity to talk clearly with others, by contacting a Speech Pathologist.