Treatment for articulation errors eg. A lisp includes learning how to produce all sounds in the correct way, and learning how to use these sounds in everyday speech. Basic techniques used when treating speech/articulation errors include:
- Modelling the correct articulation of words eg. Child: “I can’t find my soo.” Teacher: “have you lost your shoe? I wonder where your shoe is.”
- Approach in a positive and non-threatening manner
- Discussion around how sounds are made (ie. Where the tongue is placed, whether voice is used, characteristics etc). This will help some children become more aware of how they need to move their tongue and lips for different sounds.