Lateral Lisping 'Slushy S'

by Sonia
(Australia)

Hi my child is five and struggling with the S sound, in the download (20 ways to teach the S sound) you suggested that the child use his tongue to show where the 'sweet' spot is in his mouth.

However my son is unable to move his tongue in an upwards and backward motion and gets very frustrated when it doesn't go there. How can I help him learn to move his tongue up and backwards.

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by: R Lucas

The best way is to model for him. Show him while he looks closely at the actions you do with your tongue.

If he is unable to move his tongue in an upward and backward movement, there could be something structural in his mouth that is causing that.

If you suspect this, have him screened by a Speech Language Pathologist for more specific feedback.

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