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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


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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

(873 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Displaying 100 most recent comments out of 873 reviews

Review by: kari on August 29, 2015
To basic, wanted more in depth information about evaluating and remediating the different lisps, for example airflow and other factors, placement is obvious.
Review by: sally on August 26, 2015
very informative and specific about how to remediate /s/ and /z/ errors
Review by: Doreen on August 15, 2015
nice review and reminder not to worry about lisps in very young children
Review by: Monica on August 13, 2015
Although I knew much of the content (I have 20 years of experience) it was a good refresher and would be very helpful to either a new clinician or a clinician with less experience treating this type of disorder. Very functional with actual ideas on how to start treatment.
Review by: Kathy on July 23, 2015
The instructor was specific about evaluation and treatment. Very helpful.
Review by: virginia on July 16, 2015
I have been a speech therapist a long time and the speaker gave good tips that I had not come across.
Review by: Sandra on July 15, 2015
The suggestions for planning intervention.
Review by: Lisa on July 6, 2015
This is a very difficult treatment area that I feel I can now treat with more success!
Review by: Kathy on June 21, 2015
Presenter is an accomplished clinician, and clearly covered the subject.
Review by: Samantha on June 21, 2015
Pace of presentation in general. Excellent examples and lists of target words I will now use in evaluation and treatment.
Review by: Shama on June 18, 2015
Comprehensive discussion of the topic, evidence based
Review by: Dianna on June 18, 2015
It is obvious that the presenter practices what she is teaching
Review by: Marlene on June 18, 2015
Good information on evaluation and remediation of /s/ and /z/
Review by: Wendy on June 17, 2015
Treatment strategies shared
Review by: Leanne on June 16, 2015
Very topical, good organization, useful
Review by: Anne on June 16, 2015
Very good practical information.
Review by: Amanda on June 11, 2015
Great topic area. Love the instructor.
Review by: Cecilia on June 10, 2015
The examples and strategies to use when remediating the /s/ sounds; also the different placements that may be used more comfortably by varying clients.
Review by: Ashley on May 28, 2015
Excellent speaker, organized information, informative
Review by: Jaimie on May 22, 2015
New strategies for evals and treatments.
Review by: Shannon on May 18, 2015
Examples and activities for participants to do
Review by: Megan on May 6, 2015
The organization and presentation of the information was easy to follow. I appreciated specific examples of techniques that she found effective in therapy.
Review by: Jane on May 1, 2015
The presenter was very knowledgeable.
Review by: Debbie on April 30, 2015
Very clearly presented.
Review by: Allison on April 29, 2015
I liked the break down of the 4 different types of lisps.
Review by: Jeannine on April 17, 2015
Easy to understand and use the info with children while educating their parents/teachers.
Review by: Catherine on April 15, 2015
A lot that was discussed was new information to me.
Review by: Ashanty on April 14, 2015
Very informative and interesting.
Review by: Ashley on April 7, 2015
Great examples were provided, I loved the techniques taught as well.
Review by: Ann on April 4, 2015
Informative and structured, a good review of materials as well
Review by: Veronica on March 27, 2015
clear and informative.
Review by: Vicki on March 25, 2015
I was just hoping for more therapy examples.
Review by: Annabel on March 11, 2015
This course was good because it gave very clear advice as to how to establish a baseline or starting point for natural tongue placement for /s/ and /z/ and how to proceed from there with similar phonemic forms, making the treatment truly individualized for each student. This was really helpful advice!
Review by: Maria on March 8, 2015
excellent information regarding homework
Review by: Ashley on March 1, 2015
The elicitation methods
Review by: Alizma on February 22, 2015
The different ideas to use during therapy to correct /s/ and /z/ lisp.
Review by: Makeda on February 19, 2015
She appeared knowlegible based experience
Review by: Denise on February 18, 2015
interventions are always welcomed info
Review by: Melanie on February 16, 2015
nice slides and presentation
Review by: Tatiana on February 4, 2015
strategies for tx
Review by: Karla on February 3, 2015
Presentation was excellent and the techniques were applicable.
Review by: Constance on February 2, 2015
The sequential order of diagnosis/assessment, intervention/treatment, and dismissal/carryover.
Review by: Erika on January 28, 2015
Organized and good ideas for treatment.
Review by: hazell on January 27, 2015
Presentation was highly organized. Thorough background knowledge and examples of variety of lisps encountered in children. Valuable assessment techniques and interventions that can be utilized immediately.
Review by: Judith on December 31, 2014
I learned new information. The presenter was knowledgeable and organized.
Review by: Diane on December 30, 2014
It was very well presented.
Review by: Theresa on December 29, 2014
The presenter was organized and provided information to evaluate and treat
Review by: Stasia on December 29, 2014
Information provided was excellent,graphs and data were very supportive.
Review by: Elizabeth on December 29, 2014
I am currently working with several students with frontal lisps. This course provided with me with more confidence with current treatment strategies as well as gave me new ideas for intervention.
Review by: Molly on December 26, 2014
It presented information on the varying types of /s/ and /z/ and gave useful tips for treatment and elicitation.
Review by: Deborah on December 2, 2014
It was helpful in explaining how to remediate lisp disorders.
Review by: Chezlie on November 30, 2014
Good information, easy to understand and follow.
Review by: Priscilla on November 29, 2014
I liked the review for developmental norms.
Review by: Kelly on November 27, 2014
I enjoyed the techniques that were shared in how to remediate a frontal/lateral lisp.
Review by: Kacey on November 24, 2014
There were some good tips for how to approach a lateral lisp, particularly the assessment of all types of /s, z/ sounds to find correctly produced words.
Review by: Kathleen on November 20, 2014
informative and organized
Review by: Rhonda on November 16, 2014
I can apply what Ive learned such as using the correct word list. I am interested in using the screening form to find any correct placement as to guide therapy.
Review by: Lindsey on November 13, 2014
I have never had such a comprehensive explanation of lisp disorders and their treatment before. This was extremely helpful!
Review by: Narissa on November 3, 2014
Good information regarding evaluation and remediation of frontal and lateral lisps.
Review by: Janice on October 29, 2014
It was practical. It was easy to follow and many therapy techniques were given.
Review by: Julia on October 28, 2014
Applicable to my day-to-day work, can use ideas with my caseload
Review by: Jill on October 27, 2014
Tongue placement ideas
Review by: Kathy on October 27, 2014
Well presented. Very applicable.
Review by: Doreen on October 19, 2014
Good ideas for therapy!
Review by: Yvonne on October 15, 2014
Detail with placements and therapeutic activities recommended.
Review by: Lynette on October 14, 2014
Nicely organized with both assessment and treatment suggestions.
Review by: kristen on October 14, 2014
Reviewing the 22 placement types for /s/ and /z/ and the accompanying say it right material. I will begin using this with all my /s/ and /z/ students. I also liked the age of acquisition chart for /s/ blends.
Review by: Shea on October 14, 2014
Organized. Easy to follow. Relevant.
Review by: Rosemary on October 4, 2014
provided information applicable to clinic setting and requests for treatment
Review by: Shannon on October 2, 2014
Straight forward.
Review by: Claire on October 2, 2014
Straightforward, practical advice on remediating lisp disorders. Good focus on establishing placement.
Review by: Kelli on October 1, 2014
good information and very clearly stated
Review by: joan on September 24, 2014
The speaker was clear and precise in her presentation. I love all of the ideas she gave to help remediate the s and z
Review by: Stephanie on September 23, 2014
The lecture was laid out really well. Key information was repeated and examples of activities were given.
Review by: Emelia on September 21, 2014
The presenter used clear examples of proper placement and production.
Review by: karrie on September 17, 2014
Great information
Review by: Julie on September 12, 2014
covered a wealth of information on evaluation, therapy techniques and remediation of lisp disorders.
Review by: Cheryl Ann on September 10, 2014
Well organized, clearly presented material which was pertinent and could be easily transferred into therapy sessions immediately.
Review by: Lisa on September 10, 2014
Clear presentation of how to evaluate and treat all types of /s and /z/ errors.
Review by: Ilanit on September 6, 2014
Common area of difficulty for some children and this course gave a practical approach to evaluation and treating lisp disorders.
Review by: Lori on September 5, 2014
very practical/useful for evaluation and treatment of frontal and lateral lisp disorders
Review by: andrea on September 2, 2014
It was clear and did address all levels
Review by: Lynn on August 28, 2014
It was familiar information
Review by: Zulemy on August 27, 2014
Important to remember placement is key and children may produce same sound correctly but with different placements.
Review by: Amanda on August 24, 2014
It was informative.
Review by: Amanda on August 24, 2014
It was informative.
Review by: Rosaria on August 19, 2014
The presenter was well organized and had a great understanding of the content material. It all made such sense.
Review by: Alyssa on August 19, 2014
Very clear presentation
Review by: Aliya on August 16, 2014
Presenter gave good information regarding evaluating then establishing correct articulatory placement through a variety of elicitation techniques

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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.

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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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Clinically certified members of Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) can accumulate continuing education equivalents (CEEs) for their participation with SpeechPathology.com. One hour of coursework equals 1 CEE. All SAC members are encouraged to participate in on-going education.

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