the way you sound when you speak
Speech is the way a person sounds when they talk. A child who has difficulty making a specific sound or sounds, or is generally difficult to understand when speaking are both possible signs of a speech difficulty.
Below is an outline of when to expect your child to be using various sounds in their speech.
Speech therapy can:
Help your child become easier to understand
Reduce your child's frustration from not being understood
Reduce the risk of later reading challenges