Solutions to the Pesky Lisp



Course Description

In this self-study short course,the instructor taught therapists why a lisp is rarely a developmental speech sound disorder and challenged therapists 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 and 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.

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Learning Outcomes

Participants will be able to: 

  1. Identify the similarities of interdental and lateral lisp(s)in clients.
  2. List three etiologies for a lisp.
  3. Demonstrate two new techniques to correct a lisp.


This program is offered for 0.3 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level; Professional Area). • 0.3 AOTA CEUs • 3 Instructional Hours (see TalkTools ASHA CEU Policy and Process for more information)

Content Disclosure: This presentation will focus on treatment methods related to the use of TalkTools® OPT resources. Other similar treatment approaches will receive limited or no coverage during this lecture.

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Robyn Merkel-Walsh, M.A., CCC-SLP/COM®

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Timed Agenda
  • 20 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
Learning Options
  • 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 
    •  Horn #2
    •  Straw #5
    •  Straw A/B
    •  1 Nose flute
    •  2 Toothettes
    •  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
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