• Speech sounds are developmental in nature and are not considered disordered until a child reaches a certain age.  The following is an acquistion chart which illustrates sound mastery.
    Age in years
    Consonant Sounds
    4 1/2
    5 1/2
    6 1/2
    v,sh,zh,l,th (voiced)
    7 1/2-8
    s,z,r,th,ch,j,wh, and blends


    All  Hempfield students will be screened at the end of their first grade year.  If a child does not pass this screening, parents will be notified, and a plan will be developed.