Lateral Lisp and Obesity?

By Pam Marshalla

Q: My daughter has a lateral lisp and obesity. The SLP cannot seem to get her to make the correct sounds. Can obesity interfere with learning these sounds?

I have never faced this situation with any client. However, from what I know about tongue function and the lisps, I do not see how obesity might interfere with learning correct tongue position for S, Z, Sh, Zh, Ch, or J.

Perhaps your SLP does not know how to fix a lateral lisp. This is very common today. You may have to seek additional help from another SLP.

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