Know anyone with a lisp?


There are 4 types:

1- frontal/ interdental lisp- the most common and occurs when the tongue pushes too far forward between the top and bottom front teeth.

2-lateral lisp- air moves over the sides of the tongue when speaking, causing slurred sound. 

3- palatal lisps- the tongue touches the roof of the mouth while saying certain sounds. 

4- dental lisps-  are easily confused with frontal lisps, but occurs when the tongue pushes against the teeth — not through them.


A lisp can affect teeth alignment and the way a person produces word sounds.


In most cases, a lisp is not developmental in nature, but rather a deviation in tongue placement at rest or during speech (and swallowing). Many young children do present with interdental lisps and this is considered age appropriate until approximately 4-5 years of age. Lateral and palatal lisps are never considered developmentally appropriate.


A speech language pathologist should be consulted as soon as possible for an evaluation as it is easier to correct, the younger a person is, but it is never too late to seek speech therapy for a lisp as adults can also receive services related to a lisp.


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