A lisp is a speech disorder that prevents someone from pronouncing certain sounds correctly. Most people with a lisp find consonants, especially “s,” hard to say. The majority of lisping cases occur in children, but many adults have a lisp, which can affect their ability to speak clearly. There are different types of lisps that affect speech, but many of them can be treated.
Techniques for removing lisps
- The first step is to identify the type of lisp you have. That will help you determine what treatment to use.
- Adjusting tongue placement can help correct your speech over time.
- Drinking through a straw can help you identify your tongue position and practice its placement.
- Practice saying different words and locate where you falter. Then, practice saying them the correct way.
- After trying with words, move on to phrases and then longer sentences.
- Practice the difficult words in conversation until they come out more naturally.