Building Confidence with Lateral Lisp Treatment

Building Confidence with Lateral Lisp Treatment

I think lateral lisps are challenging! In this episode, we’ll be talking about building confidence with lateral lisp treatment.. A lateral lisp affects sounds that require centralized airflow, like /s/ and /z/. When a client exhibits a lateral lisp, the airflow isn’t centralized – it’s lateralized. This results in a distortion that causes the sound to be “slushy” or “mushy.”

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Resources and references:
  • Kummer, A. W. (2020). Speech therapy. In A.W. Kummer, Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Conditions: A Comprehensive Guide to Clinical Management Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
  • Secord, W. A., Boyce, S. E., Donohue, J. S., Fox, R. A., & Shine, R. E. (2007). Eliciting sounds: Techniques and strategies for clinicians. Cengage Learning.




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