Many adults may think they can’t “fix” their speech problem at “their” age. Well, that’s not true! Anyone can learn a new way to use sounds, no matter how old they are. Articulation of sounds depends on how one uses their tongue, lips, jaw, and voice. For an adult who has a “lisp”, with some training, more precise and accurate articulation can be achieved in a few short weeks. All it takes, is an examination of what they are doing that is causing the “lisp” and what needs to be changed.
A speech-language pathologist is the professional who can evaluate and treat a variety of communication difficulties. In the case of a lisp, with the help of a qualified speech-language pathologist, the adult learns the new and accurate way of producing erred sounds. Once this is accomplished, it’s only a matter of practicing the sounds in a systematic manner.
All it takes is motivation, a good coach, and commitment!