Exercises to Perform at Home to Correct a Speech Impediment
When you were younger and first began talking, you may have lisped or stuttered; and if you did, your relatives probably considered it cute. If you're in your teens and still stuttering, though, you may not feel like it's so endearing.
Some people who stutter have trouble getting sounds out altogether. Stuttering is complex, and it can affect speech in many different ways. Cluttering is another problem that makes a person's speech difficult to understand.
People who stutter, for example, often complain that others try to finish their sentences or fill in words for them. Some feel like people treat them as if they're stupid, especially when a listener says things like "slow down" or "take it easy." (People who stutter are just as intelligent as people who don't.) People who stutter report that listeners.
Lisping refers to specific substitution involving the letters "s" and "z." A person who lisps replaces those sounds with "th.". Apraxia (dyspraxia also known as oral-motor speech disorder, is a problem with motor coordination or motor planning.
Most treatment plans include breathing techniques, relaxation strategies that are designed to help you relax your muscles when you speak, posture control, and a type of voice exercise called oral-motor exercises.
After a few attempts, try making the same sound with your mouth without clenching your teeth. Continue to practice this method until you are able to produce the correct pronunciation in full sentences.
If you are having difficulty creating this sound, try placing a straw in your mouth and hold it in place with your tongue. This will place your tongue in the correct position.