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Should you be worried if your child lisps?

Parents often ask me if they need to worry about their child’s lisp. This isn’t a simple question to answer – the only accurate answer is, “it depends.”  Some children may speak with what is called a “frontal lisp” of the /s/ and /z/ sounds for a period of time. But if the lisp is […]

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For Me, Speech Therapy is Personal

When my middle son was diagnosed with Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) in 2001, I was stunned. At that time, I was not a speech-language pathologist, so I didn’t know anything about this diagnosis, what therapy would look like, how my son would respond to therapy, or the long-term prognosis. To be honest, the more […]

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