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How can I get rid of my lisp fast without having to go to a speech therapist?

Dont know. Of any fast fixes. A speech therapist will give you the best exercises for correction. You could look at acupuncture and chinese medicine as well. I do not think that will be a faster solution but is an alternative. Read more...

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

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. . Read more...

Speech therapists to help with lisping. How successful are they?

Better in children. If the palate shape and placement of the upper front teeth are correct, speech therapists can teach the brain to move the tongue to create clear sounds produced when air flows between them. It takes office time and practice at home. Children younger than five have greater problems achieving success as their palate and teeth and tongue are getting used to each other. Otherwise success is high. Read more...
Very. Very effective in children, less so in adults with "set" neuro-muscular patterns. Many people with a lisp also have a malocclusion. Normalizing the oral environment often reduces or eliminates a lisp. Ask your general dentist if an orthodontic consultation is in order. Read more...
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...

Is there any speech therapists or pathologists out there who can help me with lisping?

Yes and your dentist. Tongue movement in combination with the shape of the palate and the placement of the teeth in the upper arch, influences the quality of the sounds made in speech. Your dentist can evaluate the anatomical structures that the tongue uses to make sounds when air passes between them. The brain controls the movement of the tongue. Speech therapist teach the brain to move the tongue correctly. Read more...

Is it possible to get rid of my lisp with speech therapy at the age of 20?

Probably. An evaluation by a speech pathologist can help you understand your speech issues and whether there is a problem with the oral mechanism that needs work. Therapy after this evaluation has helped many adults. Read more...

How to find good speech therapists for getting rid of an accent?

ASHA.org. You can also check with your local primary school or just google speech therapy in your area and make sure they're a member of asha. Read more...