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: 48-54 Months

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90% intelligible

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the child during daily routines and play interactions.

Elicitation Strategy

No elicitation needed.

Behavior Observed

The child produces difficult sounds in his repertoire.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Some children take somewhat longer to learn how to make some of the more difficult sounds. Activities, such as songs and rhymes that involve practicing these sounds, may be helpful. The adult can model how the sound is made.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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