Speech refers to a child’s means of communicating verbally. Articulation is a major part of speech, and refers to how speech sounds are made. For example, a child will learn to produce the “s” sound to say “sun” instead of “dun” or “thun.” Fluency is another part of speech and refers to the rhythm of speech. Stuttering is a common disorder of fluency, and is characterized by repeating and prolonging words.
If you have concerns for your child’s speech, this brief list may help: