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How To Get Rid Of A Lisp?


Lisping will not create more problems in your life. But, you must get rid of a lisp as others are habituated to tease lispers.
Things to be known – In case of a frontal lisp, the person will put his tongue in the front against his teeth when he will say ‘S’ or ‘Z’ sound. This will create a ‘TH’ sound instead. This is a common problem. If there is a gap between his front teeth, then the person will push his or tongue through this small gap. You can stand in front of the mirror and say the ‘S’ or ‘Z’ sound. If you see that you can make the ‘S’ sound properly, then you must not take that problem seriously. If you find the problem is serious, then you should go for speech therapy

Position of Mirror – Keep the mirror in a well-lit area of your room, so that it’s easy to see your mouth while speaking. Just smile in front of the mirror to show your teeth. You can pull your tongue slightly backwards while smiling and it will help you to pronounce ‘s’ in a proper way. This is a very easy process and you must try it in your home. 

Know what to do while smiling – A person who generally suffers lisping must keep the teeth together while smiling. However, the lips must stay apart from each other. Keep in mind not to clench your teeth together forcefully as it will not look good. If you cannot do it, then consider speech pathology Brisbane. An experienced pathologist can help you a lot. 

Position of tongue – You must move your tongue, so the tongue’s tip remains behind your teeth, even high reaching your mouth’s roof. Keep in mind that you must not press your tongue near your teeth. Additionally, you should keep your tongue in a relaxed way and don’t press it hard.
Let air pass through your mouth. You cannot hear the ‘S’ sound if your tongue remains too much in the front of your mouth. Just try to pull your tongue backwards and smile forward. Don’t frustrate if you cannot try.
Another exercise – Have patience and try the next exercise. Try to say ‘EET’ and at the same time give proper attention to your tongue’s shape. Part your lips a little bit. Then, the person must slightly press his or her tongue’s sides against his upper back molars.  After that, try to say ‘EET’ after smiling and you must keep your tongue’s back in this position only. Your tongue’s tip will rise above to create the ‘T’ sound. If you can properly say ‘EET’, then you will easily pronounce the words ‘meet’ and ‘sleet’ in which ‘EET’ is present.