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Normal progression of speech sounds in toddlers and kids

We often focus on the number of words a child says, but oftentimes parents have the question: ”Is HOW my child is saying this developmentally appropriate?”

On this episode, I welcome Melissa Minney, Speech Language Pathologist and Founder of Raising Little Talkers to discuss:

  • The difference between speech and language
  • Normal progression of speech sounds in the toddler/preschool years
  • Do parents need to correct every word and how do they do it if they do?
  • When a parent should be concerned about certain speech sounds

Learn more about the Raising Little Talkers Course at or follow Melissa on Instagram and Facebook @raisinglittletalkers

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