Why Do I Talk With a Lisp?

Published: January 31, 2018
Dear TeenHealthFX,
I know this might be a dumb question but why do I talk with a lisp and could this be related to a medical problem?
Signed: Why Do I Talk With a Lisp?

Dear Why Do I Talk With a Lisp?,

TeenHealthFX would like to begin by stating that there are no "dumb" questions! We look forward to answering any future inquiries you may have.  

A lisp may be caused by both physical and psychological reasons. Being that TeenHealthFX cannot conduct a prior diagnosis over the internet, FX suggests scheduling an appointment with your doctor so he/she can perform a proper examination to determine if a certain medical condition is causing your lisp. 

If necessary, your doctor can refer you to a speech-language pathologist. You can also search for a speech-language pathologist in your area via the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.  

TeenHealthFX understands that speaking with a lisp may be frustrating, however reminds you that there are certified professionals available to aid in improving and/or eliminating your lisp.  

TeenHealth recommends the following resources for additional information:

Signed: TeenHealthFX