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Frontal Lisp, Lateral Lisp

3.0 Hours

Course Description

The frontal and lateral lisps are considered mild articulation errors, yet they can be difficult to change in some clients. This seminar presents practical techniques for the remediation of the six sibilants: S, Z, Sh, Zh, Ch, and J. The course opens with the normal production of these phonemes based on research in palatography, and it progresses immediately to remediation techniques. Using the evidence-based practice as a model, the techniques to be discussed integrate information from the lab, the clinic, and the client. These methods are derived from historic and modern texts on articulation therapy from research data, and from the presenter's own 35 years of clinical experience. The course includes a lecture, slides, and small-group learning activities. Ample time for questions and discussion will be included.

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Successful "R" Therapy
Carryover Techniques in Articulation and Phonology
Improving Intelligibility in Apraxia and Dysarthria

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By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

Identify problems of tongue mobility and stability associated with the frontal and lateral lisps.
Stabilize the jaw in remediation of the frontal lisp.
Create, narrow, and refine the midline central groove for production of the sibilants.
Address the individual needs of each sibilant: S, Z, Sh, Zh, Ch, and J.
Integrate the work of speech movement and auditory discrimination in remediation of the frontal and lateral lisps.
Make plans of remediation based on orthodontic problems.
Make remediation plans based on the age, neuromuscular considerations, and cognitive status of individual clients.
Transfer the responsibility of change to the client through therapy and homework activities.

About Presenters

Pam Marshalla


We are incredibly sad Pam passed away June of 2015. She was and inspiration to so many of us. She was instrumental in getting this website started. We are forever grateful for her teachings and her mentoring so many of us. Her work will continue to have an impact on SLP's everywhere. Pam Marshalla was a practicing speech-language pathologist for more than thirty years. She worked with children of all ages and ability levels in schools, hospitals, private practices and university facilities. She presented at hundreds of conferences and seminars in the United States and Canada. She founded, and for fifteen years was president of, Innovative Concepts Inc., a continuing education company. Pam was founder and co-chair of the Oral Motor Institute, and for five years she served on the advisory board of the Library of Speech-Language Pathology. You can visit Pam's website: pammarshalla.com

Additional Information

Intermediate Level
0.30 ASHA CEUs

ASHA CE Provider approval and use of the Brand Block does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures.

Course Timeline

15 min: Introductory of the sibilants
30 min: Frontal lisps and lateral lisps
75 min: Treatment strategies
30 min: Other sibilants elicitation and treatment
20 min: Resources
10 min: Questions and answers

Course Disclosure

The content of this course is based on the research and experience of the presenter. You are responsible to do your own research to determine if the information and skills taught are appropriate for your clients/students/patients.
Disclosure Statement for Pam Marshalla
Financial Pam Marshalla received compensation for this presentation from SpeechTherapyPD.com.
Nonfinancial No relevant non-financial relationships exist.

Pam Marshalla


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