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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Lisp

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What causes a lisp?

What causes a lisp?

Lisp: The cause of a lisp can vary. In some instances, the cause is physiological, and the patient has some sort of deformity or medical condition which causes a lisp. For example, a child with swollen adenoids may tend to lisp, as will people who have recurring stuffy noses. Also, a lisp can be formed when the tongue is bruised or swollen. People with underbites, overbites and/or large tongues. ...Read more

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How do you treat a lisp?

How do you treat a lisp?

Speech therapy is: The best way to get rid of a "permanent" lisp or, at least, reduce it greatly. Therapy that targets production of the sounds "s" & "z" at the beginning, middle & end of words differs depending on whether the lisp is frontal/interdental, lateral or palatal. A "whistling" lisp may be caused by dentures or dental appliances. See your dentist first for evaluation & appropriate referrals. ...Read more

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Why have I developed a lisp as an adult?

Why have I developed a lisp as an adult?

Sigmatism, or lisping: Is difficulty pronouncing sibilant sounds like "s" & "z", usually because of improper tongue placement. Of the ~ 7 types of lisps, interdental or frontal lisp from tongue-thrusting is the most common. Physical or psychological factors can cause adult-onset lisp. Evaluations by a primary care physician & a dentist determine if both speech/language & psychotherapy are needed. ...Read more

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What causes a lisp, or how to correct it?

What causes a lisp, or how to correct it?

Lisp: Most often lisps are from improper tongue placement when a person speaks. Most of the time this can be corrected with speech therapy. Occasionally there are anatomical (parts of the mouth) that interfere or hardware (like lisp with braces or tongue piercing) in which case remove the hardware-voila! Lisp can occur when someone has poor muscle tone, this is harder to correct with speech therapy. ...Read more

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What causes a lisp, or how to correct it?

What causes a lisp, or how to correct it?

Lisp: Most often lisps are from improper tongue placement when a person speaks. Most of the time this can be corrected with speech therapy. Occasionally there are anatomical (parts of the mouth) that interfere or hardware (like lisp with braces or tongue piercing) in which case remove the hardware-voila! Lisp can occur when someone has poor muscle tone, this is harder to correct with speech therapy. ...Read more

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Could you tell me why my lisp just came out of nowhere?

Could you tell me why my lisp just came out of nowhere?

Not without doing a: History, physical exam and neurological exam. A lateral lisp or palatal could be caused by bell's (facial nerve) palsy, maybe. Your doctor may refer you to a neurologist to rule out any problem with broca's motor speech area of the brain. ...Read more

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People make fun of me for my lisp. Can anything be done about it?

People make fun of me for my lisp. Can anything be done about it?

Difficulty with S &: Z phonemes at the beginning, middle &; end of words constitute a lisp. Speech Therapy can greatly reduce or eliminate a "permanent" frontal or interdental lisp, but may not be quite as effective for a lateral or palatal lisp. If you have a tongue thrust, your dentist may provide an oral appliance that helps. Also, practice smiling as you talk to yourself in a mirror. ...Read more

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I don't have a lisp. I have slushy voice that is unclear at times. My 's' sound comes out slushy mostly. How to fix voice?

I don't have a lisp. I have slushy voice that is unclear at times. My 's' sound comes out slushy mostly. How to fix voice?

Contact a speech Rx: Speech & language pathologists go through training that allows them to identify and work on areas to promote clear and useful speech. They often work with a rehabilitation center or schools. Look one up. ...Read more

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My four year old suddenly developed a lisp. Spoke perfectly up until 3 days ago. Its not every time but a lot of words with s in them sound like sh.?

My four year old suddenly developed a lisp. Spoke perfectly up until 3 days ago. Its not every time but a lot of words with s in them sound like sh.?

Give it time: Almost all children go through a lisping or stuttering phase that may last a few days or several weeks. Try to not point it out and give them plenty of time to speak and it usually goes away on it's own. If it persists or they become embarrassed, your doctor can help you find a speech therapist. ...Read more

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Can malocclusion cause a lisp?

Can malocclusion cause a lisp?

Definitely, yes: Malocclusion means the teeth are not aligned properly. Speech difficulties that are rare including lisp may be a symptom of the malocclusion. ...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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Can a lisp be because of a dental issue?

Can a lisp be because of a dental issue?

Yes: You see this commonly in children. Children who are missing their front teeth often lisp their "s" and "z". This problem disappears once their permanent teeth grow in. Children who are habitual thumb suckers may develop permanent open bite and they will lisp too. ...Read more

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Can braces make a lisp go away?

Typically no: Speech is a "learned behavior" and although structural change (such as with braces) may effect some improvement, it should not be a reason to seek orthodontic treatment. ...Read more

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Could I fully get rid of a lisp?

Could I fully get rid of a lisp?

Speech therapy is: The best way to get rid of a "permanent" lisp or, at least, reduce it greatly. Therapy that targets production of the sounds "s" & "z" at the beginning, middle & end of words differs depending on whether the lisp is frontal/interdental, lateral or palatal. A "whistling" lisp may be caused by dentures or dental appliances. See your dentist first for evaluation & appropriate referrals. ...Read more

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Can putting braces affect a lisp?

Can putting braces affect a lisp?

If you have a severe: Overbite or underbite, braces may help. If you have a frontal or interdental lisp from tongue thrusting, there is an appliance that can help reposition the tongue. ...Read more

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How can I fix a lisp when I speak?

How can I fix a lisp when I speak?

Frenulectomy: Frenulectomy can sometimes be a solution if the tongue is tied or ankylossed. ...Read more

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Why do a lot of gay men have a lisp?

Why do a lot of gay men have a lisp?

Most don't: Lisps are independent of sexuality but when we see a gay man with a lisp it fits a stereotype fostered and reinforced by video entertainment and other societal conveyances just as when we see a straight man with a lisp we associate him with accountants, nerds, or something similar. Nevertheless when gay men come out some adopt speech patterns and mannerisms to fit in with their newfound community. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a slight lisp in a child?

How to get rid of a slight lisp in a child?

Give it time: Almost all children go through a lisping or stuttering phase that may last a few days or several weeks. Try to not point it out and give them plenty of time to speak and it usually goes away on it's own. If it persists or they become embarrassed, your doctor can help you find a speech therapist. ...Read more

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Could someone get rid of a lisp as an adult?

Could someone get rid of a lisp as an adult?

Difficulty with S &: Z phonemes at the beginning, middle &; end of words constitute a lisp. Speech therapy & lots of practice smiling as you talk to yourself in a mirror can greatly reduce or eliminate a "permanent" frontal or interdental lisp, but may not be quite as effective for a lateral or palatal lisp. If you have a tongue thrust, your dentist may be able to insert an oral appliance that helps, also. ...Read more

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Do you have a lisp when you get your braces on?

Not usually: Takes some time to get used to all the hardware, but you should have no problem communicating. ...Read more

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Can there be any exercises to get rid of a lisp?

Can there be any exercises to get rid of a lisp?

Lisp: Speech therapy should help you with your lisp. The speech therapist should teach you home exercises. Good luck! ...Read more

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What can cause a lisp after going to the dentist?

What can cause a lisp after going to the dentist?

Treatment?: What treatment did you have? Any anesthesia? A little more info would help with a meaningful answer. ...Read more