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In order to be a speech therapist, would i need to get rid of my lisp? if so, what's the best way?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
Teaching "s" & "z" : phonemes at the beginning, middle & end of words would not be possible if you have a lisp. Speech therapy can greatly reduce or eliminate a "permanent" frontal or interdental lisp, but may not be as effective for a lateral or palatal lisp. If you have a tongue thrust, your dentist may be able to insert an appliance that helps, also.

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