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The Lateral “Sh”

By Pam Marshalla

Q: How do you train a midline sibilant when a client has a lateral lisp on “Sh”? There are many ways to develop a midline groove for the sibilants. The simplest way to get a midline groove for “Sh” is to use what Van Riper called the¬†Association Method. The association method is the process of using a phoneme that the client already can produce to learn the new phoneme. The old-timers usually recommended that we use “Long E,” as in…

Teaching “Sh”

By Pam Marshalla

Q: Do you have any techniques for teaching Sh for a client who can do a correct S? There are several easy things that usually work well if the client already can do an S. Use a Sequence: Have him make an S, and then slide into a whispered (voiceless) Y. Then have him do the same thing with the lips rounded. The sound of Sh often will be heard during the transition between the two sounds if the client…