Parents frequently ask me questions regarding the intelligibility of their children’s speech. What is intelligibility? It is how much of what a child says can be understood by others. I am sure there are many other parents with the same questions so I decided to dedicate today’s blog to giving some general information regarding the intelligibility of speech.
A 2-year-old should be able to be understood by strangers 50% of the time.
A 3-year-old should be able to be understood by strangers 75% of the time.
A 4-year-old should be able to be understood by strangers 100% of the time.
These are general guidelines. If you have questions or concerns regarding your child’s speech development, seek out the guidance of a licensed speech language pathologist who can give you specific information regarding your child.
If your child is not meeting his/her intelligibility milestones, call Integrated Therapies at (602) 763-0915 with any questions or to schedule an appointment.