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.
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