My son has a bit of a lisp, and also has trouble making the th sound (he is 5). Does that mean he may need speech, or even special ed?
May 16, 2016 by Anonymous
No. The "th" blend is one that takes more time for a child to be able to pronounce.
May 17, 2016 by K. RN
Speech class would be a good option to have him formally tested by local school or MD.
February 9, 2017 by Anonymous
My son had the same problem until I had him watch my mouth as I made the "th" sound. Once he was able to position his lips and tongue correctly, he got it! Try that and see if it helps.
February 16, 2017 by Anonymous
The "th" sound is sometimes a common issue in speech. He may need speech to work on correcting this. However, if that is the only mistake he is making to give himself a lisp then I wouldn't worry too much. A lisp in and of its self is not an indication of needing special education. Simply a need to work on sticking your tongue between your teeth and blowing a little to make the sound. I am a special education teacher. There are many children who naturally grow out of their speech impediments and some who just need a little help through speech. Speak with your school about it and they will help you sort it out.