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Speech problem

My 4yr old saids his L like a W.
Such as, "like" is said "wike". He does this with every L, even if the L is in the middle of the word like "Bella", is "Bewa".

How do i correct this? He use to have a problem with D's, he said them like B's but we fixed that. He just cant seem to get the L down.

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Asked by Keaton_Hazel at 2:34 PM on Sep. 17, 2010 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • speech therapy

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 2:36 PM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • or maybe the Bella is said Bewwa? Lol. I cant even spell it like he saids it.

    Comment by Keaton_Hazel (original poster) at 2:36 PM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • yes i know speech therapy, but hes not in school yet and i cant afford private therapy for him. Insurance doesnt cover therapy of any kind, HMO Medicaid.

    Comment by Keaton_Hazel (original poster) at 2:38 PM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • Look into what your school system has as far as therapy. A child with a special need qualifies for therapy thru an Early Childhood program free of charge

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 2:40 PM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • not uncommon
    is she is school?
    has school had speech therapist test her?
    do not sweat it oo much
    step daughter has a bunch of slurred letters, went to speech in first and 2nd grade, she speaks fine now
    i am sure you have, but have her ped check her hearing just in case

    Answer by fiatpax at 2:40 PM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • My 5 year old sister takes speech classes. They help a LOT. Look into those. :)

    Answer by ireland.runaway at 2:41 PM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • It should correct itself. All of my kids sounded like that at 4. It went away on it's own before they were 6.

    Answer by mompam at 2:55 PM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • My son had speech therapy through ECI up until he turned 3, and is now seeing a private therapist weekly.  His ECI therapist recommended the following websites: and She also said to search the internet for "articulation for children".  You can also check with your public school system and get a speech evaluation. If he qualifies through the school system services should be free.


    Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 3:28 PM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • Maybe speech therapy

    Answer by sstepph at 3:36 PM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • every single time you catch him doing this or saying anything else incorrectly...correct him as soon as he says it wrong...get him to repeat after you and do this a good 5 times every time...he will get it...this has worked wonders for my 3 year old daughter who has been refered to speech therapy (hasn't started yet) but it's a lot with her not just the letter L...but we have used this technique with her for almost a month now and her speech has already improved tremdously

    Answer by MamaCortney at 8:12 PM on Sep. 17, 2010

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