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Dr. Jay Lefer
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Stuttering (Definition)

Stuttering affects the fluency of speech. It begins during childhood and, in some cases continues until adulthood. It is characterized by disruptions in the production of speech ...Read more


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Do psychiatric drugs affect speech? I can't find the words stuttering and developing a lisp. All after years in psych meds. Didn't have these before

Do psychiatric drugs affect speech? I can't find the words stuttering and developing a lisp. All after years in psych meds. Didn't have these before

Psychoactive medicat: Medications used for control & treatment of mental illnesses vary and as such their side effect profile will vary. Difficulty retrieving words and stuttering refer to the nervous system. If these symptoms started after using psychoactive medications, it is better to return to the prescribing physician or consult a psychiatrist or neurologist in HealthTap for guidance & mgt. ...Read more

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My 2 year old has developed a lateral lisp literally overnight. What do I do?

My 2 year old has developed a lateral lisp literally overnight. What do I do?

Watch,wait, try this: http://www.pammarshalla.com/blog/2013/09/lateral-lisp-in-a-3-year-old/ Most pros would say this is too young. But you can try the advice in the article. Watch for changes, mention it to the Dr at next visit, and try to relax. Making yourself and the child upset is not necessary nor good! Best! ...Read more

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Is there anything i can do to get rid of my lisp fast?

Is there anything i can do to get rid of my lisp fast?

Speech Therapy: Best not to rush. There are no medications or surgeries to repair a lisp. Consistent speech exercises with a therapist will improve your lisp. ...Read more

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Can I blame my lisp on large tongue?

Can I blame my lisp on large tongue?

Possibly but not ...: Not necessarily. Lisps have to do with tongue positioning when making certain sounds. Lisps can occur in the absence of a large tongue. See a speech language pathologist for evaluation of cause and possible correction. ...Read more

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Can I blame my lisp on my large tongue?

Can I blame my lisp on my large tongue?

Yes: If you have a large tongue, it sometimes will have motility problems and may interfere with normal speech. ...Read more

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Can I blame my lisp on long large tongue?

Can I blame my lisp on long large tongue?

Yes: If you have a large tongue, it sometimes will have motility problems and may interfere with normal speech. ...Read more

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How to fix my lisp wtihout speech therapy?

How to fix my lisp wtihout speech therapy?

You can search : online for methods that are effective for different types of lisps, but nothing beats direct instruction & practice, practice, practice. Ask your dentist if you have a tongue thrust for which an appliance will help. Call the Speech/Language Pathology department of your closest university or med school & ask to work with a grad student if cost is an issue. ...Read more