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Speech-language pathologists make decisions about who needs support services based on information such as at which ages consonant sounds are acquired by children without speech and/or language disorders (developmental norms). This review described the typical age and pattern of acquisition of English consonants by children in the United States.

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Accurate information about when consonant sounds are acquired will help speech-language pathologists make accurate decisions about who needs therapy for speech sound disorders.

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This page is a summary of: Children's English Consonant Acquisition in the United States: A Review, American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, November 2020, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA),
DOI: 10.1044/2020_ajslp-19-00168.
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