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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