How to stop lisping

How to stop lisping

A lisp is a speech impediment affecting how you produce certain sounds. People who lisp often have trouble pronouncing the letters S and Z. If you have a lisp, you may find that people have trouble understanding what you’re saying. Sometimes, a lisp can make it difficult to understand what other people are saying.

There are many different ways to stop lisping, but everyone is different. Some people may need to see a speech therapist to help them stop lisping, while others may be able to do it independently. Here are a few tips that may help you stop lisping:

Practice saying the letter S

The first step to stopping your lisp is to practice saying the letter S. Start by saying the letter S out loud, then move on to words that begin with the letter S. Once you feel comfortable saying words that begin with the letter S, try saying sentences that include the letter S. You may want to practice in front of a mirror so you can see how you’re producing the sound.

Slow down when you speak.

If you’re having trouble pronouncing certain sounds, slow down when you speak. This will give you time to think about producing the sound correctly and help others understand what you’re saying.

Pay attention to your tongue placement.

When you produce certain sounds, your tongue needs to be in a specific position in your mouth. Please pay attention to where your tongue is when producing certain sounds and ensure it’s in the correct position. You may want to practice in front of a mirror to see how your tongue moves.

Take breaks when you talk.

Take a break if you find yourself tired or losing focus while talking. Take a few deep breaths and relax your jaw before continuing your conversation.

What is a lisp?

A lisp is a speech impediment that affects how you say certain sounds. If you have a lisp, you might have trouble pronouncing words that contain the letters “s” and “z.” Lisping can also affect the way you say other consonant sounds, such as “t,” “d,” and “th.” Lisping usually occurs when the tongue protrudes between the teeth when saying these sounds.

Causes of lisping

Most people associate lisping with speech impediments, but several things can cause the condition. Sometimes, it may be due to an anatomic problem, such as the tongue is too large for the mouth or teeth blocking the airway. Lisping can also result from neurological problems like cerebral palsy or Parkinson’s disease. In other cases, it may be caused by hearing loss or other developmental delays.

There are many different ways to treat lisping, depending on the underlying cause. If it is due to an anatomic problem, surgery may be necessary to correct the problem. Speech therapy may be recommended if it is due to a developmental delay. If it is due to a neurological condition, medication may be prescribed. In any case, it is important to seek professional help to determine the best course of treatment.

How to stop lisping

Lisping is a speech impediment that can make it difficult for people to understand you. You can do a few things to stop lisping, such as using a mirror to practice, slowing down your speech, and breathing through your nose. We’ll go into more detail about each of these methods below.

Exercises to stop lisping

There are many things that you can do to stop lisping. You can see a speech therapist to help you with the proper technique or try some simple exercises. Whichever route you choose, be patient and work hard, and soon you’ll speak clearly!

Here are some exercises that may help:

-Practice pronouncing the letter S. Say the following words: soup, snake, sunshine, sweetheart, suitcase.

-Try hissing like a snake. Make the “sss” sound for as long as possible without making any other noise.

-Whistle low and long. Start with a low note and hold it for as long as possible. Then move up to a higher note and repeat.

-Make funny faces. This may seem silly, but making exaggerated expressions can help loosen up your lips and tongue muscles, making it easier to make certain sounds.

Speech therapy to stop lisping

Our certified speech-language pathologists (SLPs) can help if your child is lisping. We design customized treatment programs to fit each child’s unique needs.

Speech therapy for lisping may include:

• Practicing the correct way to make sounds using a mirror, puppets, or other props

• Building muscle strength and control with movement and articulation exercises

• Working on listening skills and following directions

• Improving awareness of how words are made by breaking them down into syllables and sounds

Every child is different, so the number of sessions your child will need will depend on the severity of the lisp and how quickly they progress in therapy. Labovitz says most kids improve within 8 to 10 sessions.


We hope this guide has helped you understand what may be causing your lisp and how to address it. Remember, there is no one-size-fits-all solution, so be patient and try different techniques until you find what works best for you. If you are still having trouble after trying on your own, consider seeking out the help of a speech therapist.