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....... 624582 Neilton, Washington 9312 posts
27th Mar '13

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~*Wibbly Wobbly*~ 4 kids; Kansas 3041 posts
27th Mar '13
Quoting 624582:" DS is 3 and has trouble with words that contain the letter R. I'm not highly concerned about it because ... [snip!] ... this isn't common? I don't recall struggling at that age. I'm not knocking her, I just really do not know very many children."


I know a kid from high school who still occasionally has that kind of speech impediment I guess you could call it. R's are sometimes W's or L's for him.

Little Bit's Momma Due October 21 (boy); 33 kids; North Richland Hills, Texas 7479 posts
27th Mar '13

Eh DD is 3 and has some problems with y's she says lellow, instead of yellow. I think there are other letters but i can't seem to remember right now lol

Amanda.M 2 kids; St Albans, Vermont 890 posts
27th Mar '13

I dont know about R's but my daughter will be 4 on Sunday and she can't pronounce the TH sound. She calls SO Anfony. I think it is cute right now. I wouldn't worry too much about it until he gets older.

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
27th Mar '13

My son is almost 4 and still has trouble with Ls, but no trouble with Js, CHs, SHs, THs, Rs, Ws, Ts, etc.



Willow = Wiwwow
Later = Waiter
Love = Wuv



etc

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44071 posts
27th Mar '13

Those are usually not touched by a speech pathologist until after 7 or 8. My dd is 5 and can't say L, r or th. she's been screened for speech every yr since she was 2 as a precaution and they they told me its ok til 7 or 8. Hers is mostly because of er mouth shape. Her and SO both have a v shaped mouth instead of U. So their to due can't reach their front teeth properly. SO had braces as it improved. And he still ven had some issues when we first met but I corrected him an he broke the habit. But dds dentist already told us she will need braces as soon as she gets enough adult teeth to start them in te front. So her speech may not improve until that happens. But some kids can have messed up teeth from pacis or thumb sucking. It just depends. But it's about the shape of their mouth and some kids don't he true right alignment until their adult teeth come in or until they have braces or some kind of speech pathology intervention.

ThreeLittleBirds 4 kids; Pueblo West, CO, United States 1054 posts
27th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting 624582:</b>" DS is 3 and has trouble with words that contain the letter R. I'm not highly concerned about it because ... [snip!] ... this isn't common? I don't recall struggling at that age. I'm not knocking her, I just really do not know very many children."</blockquote>




My daughter had issues with these and other combinations of letters like sk. She went to speech therapy and within 4 months she could say everything correctly.

624582 Neilton, Washington 9312 posts
27th Mar '13

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ChristinaLynne 3 kids; Pancake, TX, United States 29617 posts
27th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting lolajessup:</b>" Those are usually not touched by a speech pathologist until after 7 or 8. My dd is 5 and can't say L, ... [snip!] ... true right alignment until their adult teeth come in or until they have braces or some kind of speech pathology intervention."</blockquote>




See that's opposite of us. My 5 year old has been getting speech therapy all year. He has trouble with sk sc like school is sool. And the g sound
They told me the earlier its caught and fixed the better. He started at 4 when he started kindergarten

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
27th Mar '13
Quoting lolajessup:" Those are usually not touched by a speech pathologist until after 7 or 8. My dd is 5 and can't say L, ... [snip!] ... true right alignment until their adult teeth come in or until they have braces or some kind of speech pathology intervention."


For my son, the L thing has to do with his partial tongue tie. He has to really stretch to get his tongue to the back of his teeth to make the L sound. We are working on it by having him watch my mouth as I say words with Ls, but its slow going.

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44071 posts
27th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ChristinaLynne:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting lolajessup:</b>" Those are usually not touched by a speech pathologist ... [snip!] ... sool. And the g sound They told me the earlier its caught and fixed the better. He started at 4 when he started kindergarten"</blockquote>




If he's already getting speech they can work on it. But the L, r and yah sounds alone won't qualify a child for speech. The other sounds you said do new do qualify for speech at 4.

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44071 posts
27th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting P Pickle Pants:</b>" For my son, the L thing has to do with his partial tongue tie. He has to really stretch to get his tongue ... [snip!] ... of his teeth to make the L sound. We are working on it by having him watch my mouth as I say words with Ls, but its slow going."</blockquote>



Yeah that makes sense. If you can't reach the back of your teeth with your tongue you can't say those sounds.