A lisp is a type of speech impediment that affects the way a person produces certain sounds. People with a lisp often have trouble pronouncing the letters S and Z, and may substitute these sounds with other letters or words. Lisping can also make it difficult to produce the “the” sound.
There are different types of lisps, and some people may only have a mild form of the condition, while others may have more severe speech difficulties.
How to treat a lisp?
Treatment for a lisp typically involves working with a speech therapist to learn how to produce the affected sounds correctly. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to correct the problem.
If you or your child has a lisp, it is important to seek treatment early to help improve communication and prevent teasing or bullying. With proper treatment, most people with a lisp can learn to speak clearly.