What is a LISP?

There are two types of lisps: 1. An Interdental Lisp. An interdental lisp is when the tongue protrudes between the teeth on certain sounds (e.g. /s/ & /z/). This is considered a normally developing speech pattern in children. An interdental lisp can self-correct up to 6 years. However, if a child still has a lisp…

Speech Sounds and Development

What is articulation: Articulation is the formation of clear and distinct sounds in speech. Why do kids struggle: The majority of speech sound disorders are caused by unknown factors, however there are some known origins including: – Genetic causes – Craniofacial anomalies – Cognitive/intellectual impairment – Hearing loss – Motor impairment – Autism Spectrum Disorder…

The Importance of Reading books to Children Seven benefits of Reading to Children 1. Improve their language skills. 2. Enhance ability to concentrate on a set task for a set period of time. 3. Develop their imagination. 4. Develop their vocabulary and be able to link ideas. 5. Develop their comprehension skills. 6. Develop their…

How well is your child speaking? Many parents phone asking about their toddlers’ speech and language, and whether their language development is age appropriate. Spending just 20 minutes a day 1:1 with your child in play can have a dramatic effect on your child’s language. 6 tips in how a parent can develop their young…

10 Tips of How Parents Can Encourage Their Child to Speak. • Talk to your child about what you are doing (e.g. I need to put the cups in here”). • Use hand gestures, point to objects and use varied intonation as you say the associated words. You can do this with your child’s body…