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First Words Ottawa is pleased to offer many resources and downloads as part of our continued commitment to raising awareness on preschool speech and language development. First Words documents are freely available for use by all. In accordance to intellectual property rights, the use these documents must acknowledge the First Words Preschool Speech and Language Program of Ottawa. Please read our policy guidelines. We encourage you to share these resources as well as the information learned with others.

Speech Sound Development

Speech Sound Development

Speech sounds develop gradually – from birth to a child’s seventh or eighth year. A chart showing how speech sounds develop through the preschool years.


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