Lisps Sentence Examples
Parents of older children may need a referral to a speech and language specialist if their child stutters, lisps, has difficulty forming words or producing coherent speech, or exhibits certain learning disabilities.
It has been thought that some of these children may be imitating another child or an adult who lisps.
Lateral and palatal lisps are not found in typical speech development and should be evaluated by a speech-language pathologist.
Most lisps are developmental and resolve themselves in children by the time they are about five to eight years old.
These children may have serious self-esteem issues related to their lisps.
In these cases, seeing a speech-language pathologist early in their lives and correcting their lisps could bolster self-confidence and ability to learn.
Sometimes, these same families suddenly decide that lisping is no longer cute and want their children to drop their lisps and grow up.
Many young men, although they fear it may be too late, seek out speech-language pathologists as adults to correct their lisps because of this teasing.
These children were older in years, it is true, than the baby who lisps, "Papa kiss baby--pretty," and fills out her meaning by pointing to her new dress; but their ability to understand and use language was no greater.