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Is 24 too old to get help for my lisp? - September 4th 2015, 03:56 PM

I find it difficult to pronounce the sound "sh" The word "shower" always sounds terrible with my lisp. I also had a problem with R's when I was a child but I had speech therapy which helped a lot. I just could never get away from the "sh" problem. Whenever I listen to myself on a recording I'm always surprised at how bad it is :/

I'm thinking of trying to get speech therapy again. Have you ever had it? Is 24 too old to break this habit?


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Re: Is 24 too old to get help for my lisp? - September 4th 2015, 09:19 PM

Hey there,

I think the only person that can answer this question for you would be a speech therapist. I would assume that you can work on this even at your age but it might be a bit harder. I've known people who have had speech therapy but they were children at the time.

You should definitely try and get some names of speech therapists and talk to them about this. They will be able to help you figure out if speech therapy is the right step to take.

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Re: Is 24 too old to get help for my lisp? - September 4th 2015, 11:04 PM

Speech therapy can help people of any age, so definitely look up speech therapists in your area! I knew someone who was in their early 20's and contacted a speech therapist because he got tired of feeling embarrassed to talk to people, especially during interviews for jobs. He did have improvement, and although it is a little more difficult for adults, with some patience and effort I'm sure it will help you too.


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Re: Is 24 too old to get help for my lisp? - September 5th 2015, 12:33 PM

Thanks! Interviews do scare me because of this too :/ I also don't like speaking on the phone either. In my head my words sound fine, it's just when I hear myself back on recordings >.>


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Re: Is 24 too old to get help for my lisp? - September 5th 2015, 04:01 PM

I also have a lisp, and I saw a speech therapist for a while about 2-3 years ago, but it is SO expensive (about $100 per session!) because it isn't covered by my insurance or provincial health care (I think it is if you're a child though). I think that, in theory, it should have helped but it would have taken a really long time to get anywhere (after about 4 sessions I hadn't really felt like I was getting anywhere and I didn't feel like I could justify spending over $1000 on the endless sessions I was surely going to need - I was probably looking at $2000 or more for it).

When I ask people about my lisp, they say that they don't usually notice it much, especially once they get to know me. I think that helped me a lot to over come my insecurity about it because for me it is on "sh" "j" and "ch" noises (e.g. jump, chicken, shark). When I was younger, I also couldn't say "s", "r" or "th" but I went to speech therapy for about 8 or 9 years and those ones went away and the other 3 got drastically better.

If it helps, having a lisp on a few vowels can be thought of as like an accent (e.g. Indian, English, Australian, French). We all talk differently. For us, it's because we have some kind of an impediment. Some people will judge us a little, but most people will not think about it for long. I know I am perfect to understand, and I am sure you are too and that is all that matters at the end of the day I think.

Have you ever tried asking any of your friends how they regard your lisp? It might help you to realize it's not as bad as you think it is.




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Re: Is 24 too old to get help for my lisp? - September 5th 2015, 04:02 PM

It's pretty normal to cringe at recordings of yourself. Here is an Article I found that explains why. That could be why it's a little harder to detect your lisp while you're speaking.


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Re: Is 24 too old to get help for my lisp? - September 19th 2015, 01:28 AM

As you're in the UK, you could get Speech and Language Therapy on the NHS. I can't guarantee that you will be seen straight away, but at least you can avoid paying fees. Of course, you could also opt to go private, but then you would need to pay. Different therapists have different rates. To get the ball rolling, make an appointment with your local doctor and ask to be referred.

Whilst it is more common for children to have corrective Speech and Language Therapy, adults can too. In my opinion, there may even be advantages to having it later in life.

It's no secret that achieving change through Speech and Language Therapy takes a lot of effort. You and your therapist would devise exercises that would target your specific problem area. Whilst practising would take place in the sessions, most of the work will happen in your own time. You therefore need to be motivated enough to do it, although I can sense even from your posts on here that you would be.

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