Heather - posted on 09/01/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )
My four year old daughter Makayla(6-2-05) still does not speak 100% clearly. I can understand probably 95% of what she says but other adults sometimes have more troubleunderstanding her. The funny thing is that from what I can tell other kids have no problem understanding her. I had her evaulated for speech therapy last year but she just barely missed the margin to quailfy for therapy and her pediatrician doesn't think there is a problem. She is a happy kid and very outgoing once she gets warmed but it takes her a while to get warmed up to new people, mainly adults and I feel like its because she is worried they wont be able to understand her so I am very worried about her going to Kindergarten next year. (She just got used to her new preschool class and it took over 3 weeks) I also have a five year old daughter whom we have on video speaking perfectly clearly before she was even two so I my question is what age should kids speak clearly and does anyone have any advice on ways for me to help my daughter learn to speak clearly?