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My 2 1/2 year old talks with a lisp, will he eventually grow out of this or does this mean he will have one for good?

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Asked by Anonymous at 2:29 PM on Oct. 28, 2010 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • Get him into speech therapy now. Call your school district office and ask about "Child Find". They will help you get an evaluation and with the therapy. Good luck. The longer you wait the harder it will be to correct.

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 2:33 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • He will most likely outgrow it on his own. I wouldn't rush in to speech therapy. All of my kids had lisps and worse. By the time they were 6 they were fine.

    Answer by mompam at 2:35 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • Do the therapy. It can't hurt.

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 2:36 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • It's normal, but if you are concerned, ask your pedi. Most kids even out by kindergarten. Early Childhood Intervention will only work with him until the day he turns 3 y/o. Does he say MANY words? Our son had speech because he only said 2 words by 2 y/o. If he's saying many words, but not enunciating them exactly right, that could be completely normal. Hope this helps.

    Answer by doodlebopfan at 2:57 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • Talk to your doctor about it and think about a speech therapist.

    Answer by LiLJeni at 3:20 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • Lisp are a big deal. Speech therapy will be needed. Plus it could be medical related to his mouth. Your ped can refer you. My son has a minor speech delay b/c he has a moving palate and large tonsils.

    Answer by Mom2Just1 at 4:57 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • You can also get speech therapy after 3 years through your local school district. My son is 4 years old and receives it right at his private preschool.

    Answer by Mom2Just1 at 4:58 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

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