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The parents of a 4-year-old boy are concerned because his speech is still not fully understandable. Which of the following best describes a child’s conversation at 4 years of age?

(A) fully understandable, although mispronunciations and grammatical errors are common
(B) fully understandable, with few if any mispronunciations and grammatical errors
(C) fully understandable to the parent but not necessarily to others
(D) somewhat understandable although garbled and indistinct
(E) somewhat understandable, with mostly correct use of nouns and mostly incorrect use of verbs
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((A) fully understandable, although mispronunciations and grammatical errors are common

All I know is that by 4 yes of age they use pleural and prepositions.

By 2 yrs 50% of speech is intelligible.

By 3 yrs 75% of speech is intelligible.

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Answer (A)

Both speech and language are sufficiently developed by 4 years so that the child’s verbal communications are fully understandable, even by strangers. Mispronunciations and grammatical errors, however, remain common until about 41/2 years or even 5 years



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