7 Tips to Help Correct a Lisp
1) Use your fingers!
2) You must practice with small objects.
3) A lisp is not always caused by bad habits or lack of discipline.
Sometimes it’s due to physical reasons such as poor posture, age, or other conditions.
4) If you are having trouble learning a new language, try using some simple exercises first.
For example, if you have problems with reading, try practicing writing out sentences. Try to write out as many words as possible without looking at the keyboard.
Then move onto another exercise until you feel comfortable enough to continue on with the rest of the lessons.
5) Make sure that your eyes do not wander from where they’re supposed to be when typing.
Keep them focused on the screen all the time!
6) Practice makes perfect.
Don’t worry about mistakes; just keep going!
7) When you get stuck, take a break and come back later.
If you don’t want to type out everything again, use the search function in your browser (Ctrl+F). Search for “lisp” or similar words and read through the results.
There may be some useful tips there too!
There are several different types of lisps. The main ones include:-
1- The Midline Flemish Lisp: This is the most common type of lisp. Its cause is unknown, but it can be corrected by proper treatment.
It is caused by a smaller than normal tongue pressing against the front teeth, which prevents the “f” and “v” sounds from forming correctly. To correct this, try placing your index finger on the underside of your tongue and pushing it to the midline while you speak. Make sure to do this every time you speak!
2- The Cancrum Oris/Glossampithlia Lisp: This type of lisp is mainly found in Midline Flemish speakers, but can also be found in other types of lisps. It is a disease caused by a trauma that has affected the facial nerves.
This disease is curable and treatable. However, treatment options depend on when the patient decides to get help. The sooner you get help, the easier it will be to treat your lisp.
3- The Non-Midline Flemish Lisp: This type of lisp is less common than the midline Flemish lisp and is caused by a similar reason. While “f” and “v” sounds are still inappropriately formed, other sounds may also be affected..
4- The Transylvanian Lisp: This type of lisp is a rare one. It is caused by a large growth on the back of the tongue.
Due to this growth, the patient may have trouble speaking and suffer from great pain when trying to do so. Painkillers and minor surgery can help with this condition.
5- Other: There are many other types of lisps that do not fall into any major categories. These will be handled on a case by case basis.
We hope this information has been helpful! Good luck with your lisp and don’t hesitate to call if you have any more questions.
Sources & references used in this article:
Lucid, Inc. April 7, 1993 by RP Gabriel – 1993 – Citeseer
Common LISP: the language by G Steele – 1990 – books.google.com
Quasiquotation in Lisp. by A Bawden – PEPM, 1999 – Citeseer