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Your Child's Communication Development: Kindergarten Through Fifth Grade

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What should I expect my child's speech and language development to be during elementary school?

Use this guide! Choose a grade level to learn about common developmental milestones and school expectations for children at that level.

Remember, every child is unique and will reach these milestones in different ways and times. The language spoken at home and cultural norms can influence the way that we communicate.

Have concerns? Contact a speech-language pathologist by visiting ASHA's Find a Professional.

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