In this course, participants learned why a lisp is rarely a developmental speech sound disorder, and they were challenged to look beyond inconsistent articulation normative data and the traditional model when assessing and treating lisps. Orofacial myofunctional disorders were discussed as the root of the pesky lisp and medical & structural challenges were explored. Lateral and interdental lisps were targeted, as well as the placement of /t/, /d/, /n/, /l/, /r/, /∫/ , /t∫/ and /dз/. Participants were provided strategies that they could immediately apply to their practice.
Participants will be able to:
- Identify the similarities of interdental and lateral lisp(s)in clients.
- List three etiologies for a lisp.
- Demonstrate two new techniques to correct a lisp.
Content Disclosure: This presentation will focus on treatment methods related to the use of TalkTools® resources. Other similar treatment approaches will receive limited or no coverage during this lecture.
(pending AOTA approval)
Timed Agenda20 Minutes What is a lisp?
20 Minutes What we were taught and why it fails
35 Minutes Etiologies of a lisp
45 Minutes Lisp Assessment
45 Minutes Therapeutic Interventions
15 Minutes Wrap Up
Robyn Merkel-Walsh, MA, CCC-SLP, COM®️
- Online ONLY for 1 learner -- ACCESS TO ONLINE COURSE (downloadable workbook, forms and charts)
- Online + SUPPLIES for 1 learner -- ACCESS TO ONLINE COURSE, plus the following supplies
1 Nose flute
2 Sterile tongue depressors
- 2 Bite Blocks #2 or #3
- Group Rate for 5 learners
- ACCESS TO ONLINE COURSE for 5 learners
- 5 sets of SUPPLIES listed above