Sunday, September 15, 2013

Reader Response: Lateral Lisp

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Recently, I asked my Facebook fans what their tips were for the dreaded lateral lisp. As always, people came up with a bunch of different tips!! See below:
















Most people swore by the following techniques:

1. Straight Up Speech by Jane Folk: You can search this on Amazon.com; however, it's currently unavailable. From what other SLPs have said, this program involves shaping a rapid /t/ into a correct production of /s/.

2. Straw technique: This is similar to the technique described above. You place a straw in the front teeth and when the student can hear the air through the straw, it's correct. If s/he cannot hear it, it is still lateralized. 

3. Magic Slide visual: This is created by a fellow SLP named Mia and her product can be found here.

Stay tuned for the next installment of Reader Response! Let me know via email at teachspeech365@gmail.com if there's a question you'd like me to pose! 

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for the post. My second school caseload has almost all kids who do a lateral /s/! Eek!

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  2. I have found the Butterfly Procedure to be successful: http://speech-language-therapy.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=48:butterfly&catid=11:admin&Itemid=121

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