Myofunctional Therapy

Time to dive into the great results my son has been having regarding turning around a habit of lisp for S and Z.

He has tried many different therapies over the past few years including seeing in-person a speech language therapist or SLT and doing at-home exercises provided by school speech therapist (apparently to be deemed in need of therapy a student has to not only have the issue, but an have an embarrassment about the issue as well; so not okay). We’ve finally found the golden ticket in some at-home skyping to learn some myofunctional exercises.

After the third week of myofunctional practice (approx 5-15 minutes per day, increasing incrementally each week) – spontaneous correct S and Z sounds coming out of his mouth, ALL the time. I know it’s not entirely spontaneous as he is making the effort, however Every Single S and Z: Spot on. Amazing. We had done even more practice per day on the other SLT and speech therapist exercises to NO avail.

I am so blown away by this progress. He was able to make correct sounds within the first week. Currently on session 6 and have signed up for 12 total. The sessions and week numbers are no longer in sync because we took some vacations in the middle. Will update towards the end with anything new we’ve learned.

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