Service Spotlight: Kid's Lisp
Updated: May 18, 2022
Kid's Lisp and Speech Sound Errors
Having Trouble Understanding Your Kid? Speech Sound errors that are distractible to the listener can be treated with Speech Therapy. A common example of a speech sound error is a Lisp. Intelligibility is the measure of how easily understood the child is to listeners. Often, these errors are not corrected in school if there is no impact on the child's education. It's up to the parents to find private services in most situations. According to the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA), children with speech difficulties are more likely to be targets of bullying. Our program also focuses on improving the child's communicative confidence while correcting errored speech. Sometimes, what parents think is a simple lisp or set of articulation errors can actually be a Phonological Disorder. This requires differential evaluation by the speech therapist, and a different treatment method.