North Carolina Early Learning and Development Progressions: Birth to Five

Domain: NC Foundations for Early Learning: Language Development and Communication (LDC)

Subdomain: Learning to Communicate

Goal: Children speak audibly and express thoughts, and feelings, and ideas clearly.

Skill Progression: Articulation/ sound production

Age: 42-48 Months

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85% of children use: Initial sound: /kw/ Medial sound: /d/ Final sound: /f/

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the child during daily routines and play interactions.

Elicitation Strategy

No elicitation needed.

Behavior Observed

Some articulation errors may still exist, but most speech is clearly articulated.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

If speech is difficult to understand, a referral for evaluation may be needed.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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