Utilization of the “Straw Technique” for Correction of the Lateral Lisp This article outlines a systematic procedure used to eliminate lateral emission during /s/ production. Eighteen children between the ages of seven and 12 were selected to participate in this program. All children were consistent lateral lispers who made no other errors of articulation. No child in the study was able ... Research Article
Research Article  |   January 01, 1978
Utilization of the “Straw Technique” for Correction of the Lateral Lisp
 
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  • Vikki L. Usdan is a speech-language pathologist with the Broward County Public School System of Florida and also maintains a private practice. Requests for reprints may be directed to her at 3720 Inverrary Drive, Lauderhill, Florida 33319.
    Vikki L. Usdan is a speech-language pathologist with the Broward County Public School System of Florida and also maintains a private practice. Requests for reprints may be directed to her at 3720 Inverrary Drive, Lauderhill, Florida 33319.×
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Research Article   |   January 01, 1978
Utilization of the “Straw Technique” for Correction of the Lateral Lisp
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, January 1978, Vol. 9, 5-7. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.0901.05
History: Received March 8, 1976 , Accepted October 26, 1976
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, January 1978, Vol. 9, 5-7. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.0901.05
History: Received March 8, 1976; Accepted October 26, 1976

This article outlines a systematic procedure used to eliminate lateral emission during /s/ production. Eighteen children between the ages of seven and 12 were selected to participate in this program. All children were consistent lateral lispers who made no other errors of articulation. No child in the study was able to achieve adequate /s/ production through traditional management techniques. Results indicated that the “Straw Technique” was a successful method of eliminating lateral emission during isolated /s/ production for all of the subjects.

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