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Course # 5978
Effective Evaluation and Intervention Procedures for Frontal and Lateral Lisp Disorders

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CEUs/Hours Offered: AG Bell - LSLS/1.0 Domain 3, CE-SPC-13-065; ASHA/0.1 Introductory, Professional; Kansas DHE, LTS-S1370/1.0; SAC/1.0

Course Abstract

This course will cover evaluation and intervention techniques for frontal and lateral lisp disorders. There are 22 variations or allophones for /s/ and /z/ which include initial and final /s/ blends, initial, medial and final /s/ and /z/. Evaluation is the key to discovering a “key” word or phrase which the student can produce successfully. This key word is the foundation for intervention. It is from this successful production that placement is achieved. The 2 tongue placements for /s/ and /z/ will be discussed along with tips for carryover and working with parents.
Disclosure: This learning event will focus on the "Entire World of S and Z" approach to frontal and lateral lisp disorders and will not include information on other approaches to /s/ and /z/ remediation.

This course was recorded on July 10, 2013


Handouts are available for this course. You must be signed in and registered for this event to access them.

Course Learning Outcomes

  • After this course, participants will be able to list the 22 variations of /s/ and /z/.
  • After this course, participants will be able to describe the two tongue placements for /r/ and /s/.
  • After this course, participants will be able to identify a key word/correctly produced word.

Time-ordered Agenda

0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-10 Minutes About /s/ and /z/
10-20 Minutes Frontal lisp disorders
20-30 Minutes Lateral lisp disorders
30-40 Minutes Evaluation procedures
40-45 Minutes Placement for /s/ and /z/
45-45 Minutes Intervention & Carryover
45-55 Minutes Working with parents and teachers
55-60 Minutes Conclusion; Q&A

Average Rating

(1082 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Displaying 100 most recent comments out of 1082 reviews

Review by: Virginia on June 27, 2016
The entire presentation was excellent and easy to relate to!
Review by: Member on June 20, 2016
Refreshes some old ideas as to how to remediate the frontal and lateral lisp.
Review by: Lisa on June 14, 2016
This course provided practical and useful information on remediation techniques.
Review by: Member on June 9, 2016
The presenter's clear, specific and organized presentation.
Review by: Member on May 13, 2016
It was an informative presentation with practical ideas to be implemented.
Review by: Grace on May 1, 2016
It gave more understanding to therapy for s and z.
Review by: Amanda on April 27, 2016
Great practical advice. Easy to follow.
Review by: Lisa on April 21, 2016
The knowledge presented was not entirely new to me and I tend to take a somewhat different approach to treatment.
Review by: Member on April 14, 2016
The presenter was very experienced and knowledgable. She shared several ideas, techniques, and procedures that will be helpful to me.
Review by: Member on April 7, 2016
Frontal and Lateral Lisps can be very tricky to remediate; however, she provided excellent and specific tips on how to quickly and effectively treat this population.
Review by: Amanita on April 3, 2016
I was hoping for a bit more specific technique for correction of lateral lisps.
Review by: Member on March 30, 2016
NEeds more tips on how to elicit these sounds epseically lateral lisps
Review by: Member on March 28, 2016
Helpful and thorough information provided re: evaluation of lisp disorders however would have appreciated more direct strategies to aid with lateral lisps as I find it quite challenging to remediate these.
Review by: Member on March 20, 2016
facts about when to treat the different lisps and how they are different from each other.
Review by: Cynthia on March 14, 2016
The information is very useful in my practice.
Review by: Sara on March 9, 2016
The speaker was very thorough
Review by: Member on March 1, 2016
It tells you exactly what to do!
Review by: Member on February 23, 2016
Helpful information!
Review by: Member on February 21, 2016
Wonderful easy to understand presentation; made sense and I agree with the presenter on several key points
Review by: Jeridy on February 18, 2016
convenience and content
Review by: Member on February 18, 2016
This is very applicable to students on my caseload.
Review by: Member on February 17, 2016
The content and ideas were very useful.
Review by: Lynda on February 16, 2016
I liked the examples she chose as well as the evaluation checklist that I can use with my students.
Review by: Member on February 11, 2016
Helpful guidelines for how to structure evaluation and treatment
Review by: Donna on February 3, 2016
Great information for school speech pathologists
Review by: Member on February 3, 2016
It relates to the work that I do.
Review by: Daniel on January 26, 2016
I like the "entire world" books, so it was good to get another refresher on the material.
Review by: Member on January 24, 2016
Review by: Member on January 21, 2016
So relevant to my school position. A different to start out with a more thorough assessment.
Review by: Member on January 19, 2016
Great tongue placement descriptions!
Review by: LuAnn on January 18, 2016
it reinforced alot of information I already use in therapy.
Review by: Member on January 14, 2016
I think the presentation oversimplified the kids who we might be treating so frontal/lateral /s/ difficulties. She didn't cover kids who have low oral awareness, poor receptive skills or other co-occurring disorders in as much detail as I would have hoped.
Review by: nicole on January 14, 2016
specifics and examples of treatment
Review by: Kelly on January 12, 2016
The course is greatly needed
Review by: Alicia on January 10, 2016
What SLP doesn't need a refresher on lisping?? Great!
Review by: Member on January 7, 2016
The course contained some good information, but it was very repetitious.
Review by: Member on December 31, 2015
Great review of information previously learned in addition to new techniques for teaching /s/ and /z/.
Review by: Debra on December 30, 2015
I am encouraged to try the various techniques.
Review by: Member on December 30, 2015
Clear presentation
Review by: Member on December 29, 2015
Easy to understand with great ideas for intervention and placement cues.
Review by: Megan on December 29, 2015
This course game me evaluation and intervention procedures for goals I work with my students on daily.
Review by: Jeanette on December 28, 2015
the topic and content made it excellent for me and ease of technology.
Review by: Jaime on December 26, 2015
Everything was very helpful.
Review by: Member on December 23, 2015
practical information that can be immediately applied
Review by: Member on December 20, 2015
relevant information
Review by: Member on December 19, 2015
Provided functional information that is effective in my daily practice
Review by: Kendra on December 17, 2015
Very relevant to my current caseload. i enjoyed her r and s presentations me, very helpful
Review by: Carly on December 13, 2015
The information provided can be put to immediate use with a number of students that I currently work with. I wasn't provided with in-depth training on each specific phoneme in graduate school, so this was very helpful!
Review by: Member on December 12, 2015
This would be a good course for someone who didn't have a great prof in grad school for articulation.
Review by: Mindy on December 10, 2015
The majority of the material was very basic or stuff I felt I already knew. I would have liked to see more information on how to explain correct placement to a student with a lateral lisp. I did like the information on assessment, as that will be beneficial. The information on the two types of placement was beneficial as well.
Review by: Member on December 9, 2015
It helped hearing about the remediation techniques
Review by: Deborah on December 8, 2015
clarity and practicality
Review by: Rajinie on December 7, 2015
the information about placement
Review by: Carolyn on December 2, 2015
The handouts supported her comments.
Review by: Janice on November 28, 2015
The presenter was so redundant about the basic concept of tongue position, that it became very boring to listen to her. Additionally, she begins many sentences with the word again. The present his style was not very interesting.
Review by: Marisol on November 24, 2015
It was practical.
Review by: Linda on November 23, 2015
She was easy to understand.
Review by: Diane on November 21, 2015
organized information
Review by: Member on November 17, 2015
Great examples of therapeutic techniques
Review by: chris on November 17, 2015
Expert advice from a practicing professional
Review by: Cindy on November 16, 2015
Provided suggestions on how to evaluate and treat! Immediately applicable
Review by: Member on November 12, 2015
I felt like she shared a great deal of useful information that I can take immediately to the therapy room
Review by: Member on November 12, 2015
This course didn't teach me anything I didn't already know about how to treat these sound errors when the child CAN correctly produce the sound in some contexts. However, in my experience, this does NOT happen very often! And I guarantee that it is not because my evaluation is not thorough enough. The kind of information she presented would be helpful for a college student who has never done articulation therapy before, not the seasoned SLP who already knows this basic information and wants more information on how to help a child who has a consistent difficulty with placement and production and has not shown significant progress with traditional placement/production techniques. She actually seems to have a limited view of oral motor skills needed for production of lateral /s/... for example not once, did she mention the fact that to get a good, non-lateral /s/ the lateral edges of the tongue need to be stabalized against the molars, thereby inhibiting the lateral escape of air and also allowing the tongue to rest more delicately on the alveolar ridge, so air can be pushed in a skinny stream through the front of the mouth. I learned nothing. :-(
Review by: Blanca on November 11, 2015
I am currently serving students with frontal and lateral lisp.
Review by: Jennifer on November 11, 2015
Very informative. Clear objectives.
Review by: Jennifer on November 7, 2015
Practical and easy explanations to help me brush up on my lisp knowledge.
Review by: Member on November 6, 2015
Great explanations and great therapy examples. Very easy to understand and practice
Review by: Kristen on November 4, 2015
I've been using "say it right" for a while, and I feel it works well. This is helpful.
Review by: Member on November 4, 2015
It confirmed what I already new and was a good refresher.
Review by: Daniella on November 2, 2015
Easy to understand and relevant to working in schools.
Review by: Member on October 28, 2015
Video clips of treatment sessions and techniques.
Review by: Member on October 27, 2015
The course was presented in a clear manner.
Review by: Member on October 24, 2015
It thoroughly discussed evaluation, treatment, and carryover
Review by: alison on October 23, 2015
She covered treatment and homework
Review by: Member on October 22, 2015
Just good basic reminders to check all types of /s/ or /z/ production for accuracy, including blends and in all word positions.
Review by: Janna on October 20, 2015
I feel like we encounter a lot of children who have difficulty with /s/ or /z/. It is nice to have some more guidelines.
Review by: Christy on October 12, 2015
I loved the authentically presented information. Great info.
Review by: Debra on October 12, 2015
The information is very applicable to my job as an SLPA.
Review by: Member on October 11, 2015
Nice updated, research based review for something I had received "formal " training on many years ago.
Review by: Member on October 10, 2015
words lists for determining if final /s/ makes an /s/ or /z/ sound
Review by: Melissa on October 9, 2015
very informative, exactly what I needed for lateral /s/.
Review by: Alisa on October 3, 2015
I really like how Ristuccia breaks down /s/ and /z/ into 22 variations to help with the evaluation process. I've used her Entire World of /R/ program and I think this same approach to /s/, /z/, and s-blends will be really helpful in my practice.

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Course Presenter

christine ristuccia

Christine Ristuccia, M.S., CCC-SLP

Christine Ristuccia is an accomplished yoga instructor, Speech & Language Pathologist (SLP), and author who received her Master of Science degree in communicative disorders at the University of Redlands, Redlands, CA and a Bachelor of Science degree in health sciences from San Diego State University.

Christine is a registered yoga teacher (RYT) with over 800 hours of yoga training.  Her training includes work in alignment based yoga, Anusara, and children’s yoga.

As an experienced school-based speech-language pathologist, her work includes a wide range of communicative disorders  She has created an international reputation for her pioneering work consulting those struggling with the /r/ sound. Her work with /r/ includes speaking, consulting, and creating research-based  instructional materials. Her ground-breaking work with communicative disorders spans a broad range of conditions and includes treatment of these disorders in occurrences in patients from as young as preschool through adulthood.

Christine founded Say It Right in 1999, a company focused on delivering products based upon her research with communicative disorders.  Say It Right has as its mission the delivery of the results of her work through speech therapists to a broad range of people suffering from communicative disorders.

Her phonemic approach to /r/ remediation, "The Entire World of R", has set the standard for efficient, successful correction of /r/  articulation errors around the world. Christine is the author of several books on this and other subjects related to communicative disorders and has been invited to speak on these subjects throughout the United States and around the world. Christine works to create and capitalize on the synergy between yoga and the correction of speech disorders.

Disclosure: Financial: Christine Ristuccia was paid an honorarium by SpeechPathology.com for this presentation. She owns Say It Right, which produces/sells materials for the Entire World of S & Z approach discussed in this presentation. Nonfinancial: no nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Continuing Education Information

CEUs/Hours Offered: AG Bell - LSLS/1.0 Domain 3, CE-SPC-13-065; ASHA/0.1 Introductory, Professional; Kansas DHE, LTS-S1370/1.0; SAC/1.0

Passing an online exam will be required to earn continuing education credit, where applicable.

Please Note: The exam and course evaluation must be completed within 30 days of course registration.

To participate in the course, complete the exam, and earn continuing education credit (where applicable), you must be a CEU Total Access member.

AG Bell - Listening and Spoken Language Credential

This course is offered for 1 hour(s) of CE Credit from the AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language. For an explanation of content areas, please view pdf listing all 9 "domains."

American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional Area)

Kansas Dept of Health & Environment

Approved for 1 continuing education clock hour(s) for Kansas licensed Speech Pathologists by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Long-Term Sponsorship number: LTS-S1370.

California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board: SpeechPathology.com is approved by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board as a Continuing Professional Development Provider, approval number PDP 268. This course may meet the requirements for 1 hours of continuing education credit for SLPs as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board. The responsibility for determining whether or not this specific course counts toward an individual's requirements for license renewal is up to the individual. Please refer to the CA state board rules regarding allowable topics and self-study limits: http://www.speechandhearing.ca.gov/licensees/ce_req.shtml. Live webinars on SpeechPathology.com do not count as self-study courses toward California professional development requirements.

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