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A 62-year-old male asked:

What is the age range when a child is expected to begin clearly saying words?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Numbers vs clarity: I expect a kid to form some recognizable words by or shortly after their first birthday, but clarity takes time. By 3 they are chatter boxes but only 75% of what they say is clear to strangers. By 4 most will be clear to strangers with a few exceptions.

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Last updated Jan 1, 2018

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