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Lisps: Speech Therapy For Adults

Lisps: Speech Therapy For Adults

Have you noticed that many of the resources, blogs, and articles on the internet are for lisps and speech therapy with children, not adults? Not anymore.

Why is working on an adult lisp different than a child’s lisp? How is working on an adult lisp and a child’s lisp the same? What is a lisp?  What causes a lisp? We're answering these questions in a unique post on treating frontal and lateral lisps in adulthood.

Research Round-Up: Accent Modification FAQ

Research Round-Up: Accent Modification FAQ

Accent Modification is a mystery to many - the public, ESL Educational Community, and speech-language pathologists. Likewise, I frequently find myself explaining what accent modification is, and answering what I call 'accent modification frequently asked questions'. Whether you are a person who is interested in accent modification for yourself, an employer who is interested in accent “softening” for an employee, or a native English speaker curious about this speech-language pathology specialty service, then please keep reading for research-based answers on accent modification…

Accent Modification and Accent Reduction

People often ask me, what the difference is between accent modification and accent reduction? My answer is there is no difference. Why do both these terms exist since accent reduction and accent modification both describe the process of learning the standard American accent? One is an old term, and one is a new term. 

How to Find The Right Speech-Language Pathologist

Is this person talking more than they are listening? None of us adults like to be lectured and generally, your speech therapy experience shouldn't feel this way. If your speech-language pathologist is doing most of the talking, then it might be a red-flag.