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Find Out Exactly How to Target Your Lisp so You Can Communicate Comfortably & Confidently

The sound of your message impacts. Does clear pronunciation seem to evade you? It can be soul-crushing when you go to speak and the sounds come out so far away from what you’ve hoped. Maybe the flashbacks of speech therapy as a kid linger but it’s all t0o hard to apply a clear “s” sound. Or maybe you’re struggling with more sounds than “s”- perhaps “z”, “ch”, “sh” “r” and “l” are a nightmare.

Then there’s the words. All those words you go around. Avoiding words, replacing words, bypassing the slushy one. That’s hard work. And effortful. Almost like your screening your speech.

How can you stop your pronunciation glitches getting in the way?

You just want to speak naturally and comfortably. Is it possible to open your mouth and let the message flow without all this effort managing a lisp?

Ever want a road map to speech clarity?

SPEECHAUS is an Australia-wide service dedicated just to adult speech therapy. No matter where you’re based, you can access our team for affirming and practical sessions to correct your speaking.

Our team of speech pathologist assist adults daily to pronounce sounds correctly by coordinating the right set of muscle movements to get clarity.

Our sessions are committed to giving relevant and affirming strategies to adults. We don’t work with kids so there’ll be no flashbacks of school speech sessions.

Each of us love getting down with sound waves and the science of speech. We are driven to structure pronunciation clarity goals to correct your sound issues and train you in the art of practice so you can get your speech strategies finally sticking for good.

Here at Speechaus, we value equal access for everyone, everywhere. We’ve worked with 1000s of clients from all around the world, so no matter where you are, you can get started right now- regional, rural, outback, off-shore, metropolitan, our sessions meet you where you’re at.

Over 11 years we’ve developed a tested and systematic method to check your pronunciation and in so doing pinpoint the exact bottleneck you’re facing in your speaking.

Previously, the only way to get feedback on your speaking pronunciation was by coming to our clinic. But now you can do it right where you are. Yes, right there, in the comfort of your own home or even office wherever you are, anywhere in the world!

See, we realised there was distance getting in the way of peoples speaking confidence, so we committed to being the accessible adult speech therapy clinic for all of Australia. We hope you take the opportunity. No matter where you are.

So that you know where you stand and and have a strategy guide to progress your speech clarity and it all starts without even leaving the house so that you can address these goals in private with focus and confidence.

Here’s how it works

If you want to remove your lisp, you need to know this:
There are many different mouth movement errors that can make your speech slushy & unclear. You need to learn where your speech is bottlenecking before you can fix it. Solving this problem for our clients all over Australia (and even around the world) is what our team do daily!

When it comes to a lisp, there is no one size fits all answer to correction.

This is why we developed The Fix Your Lisp – Clear Speech Test to prescribe exactly what your pronunciation needs right now.

Fix Your Lisp
Clear Speech Test

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$250

What’s Included?

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A tailored and comprehensive test into every single sound of English so you know precisely which sounds you need to work on.

Investigation of your speaking fluency features so you can learn how well your English speaking flows and what you need to incorporate to sound more natural and effortless once sounds are corrected.

Complete your test online so that you can fit it into your busy schedule and time zone no matter where you live. Submit your recordings within 48 hours ready for your strategy feedback session with one of our speech pathologists.

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Video-based assessment online in a conversational format so that you speak as you normally would, in order for us to get a true picture of your pronunciation clarity needs.

Access to the your Personalised Clear Speech Plan so that you can have a guide to the key features of clear and confident pronunciation
(Valued at $110).

1-1 Feedback session included. You’ll receive a 30-minute Speech Clarity Feedback Session with one of our clinicians so you can learn exactly what your speaking needs and get your questions answered
(Valued at $220).

Learn Strategies for Clear Speaking and get a tailored roadmap to target your Lisp

Speech impediment

$250

Our Guarantee to You

Speechaus sessions are conducted with impeccable care for your communication by our team of certified-practicing speech pathologists. Given the time and preparation that goes into planning your session, we do not give refunds on any services.

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Fix Your Lisp
Clear Speech Test

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FAQ’s About The Clear Speech Test

Check below for the frequently asked questions. If you’re feeling confused, don’t worry! You can reach us via the contact page if you’ve got questions.

1. Who will assist me in my lisp correction & speech clarity training?

All sessions will be delivered by our certified-practising speech pathologists with extensive experience in lisp reduction and pronunciation training for adults.

2. I really want to use Speechaus for my lisp correction sessions but I don’t live in Australia. What can I do?

This program is exactly for you if you are wanting to access premier pronunciation correction with experts. We don’t want you to feel held back by your location or geography.

We know that it can be hard to find real specialists everywhere. This program has been developed so you can access the world’s best training for lisp correction right where you are. From centre to coast, our team can assist you.

Our speech pathologists work with clients all over the globe to fine-tune their speech. We’ll tailor your sessions to meet your clarity needs. Read more about how online training works here.

3. I'm worried about how to incorporate daily speech practice so that I can achieve my communication goals. How will I know how to practise?

Your sessions will address 2 things:

  1. How to clarify your speech via mechanical muscle movement and speech training drills
  2. How to integrate speaking practice to emphasise your speech clarity correction in daily speaking.

Our team have a practical and functional approach to showing you practice methods.
While it can take some time to develop motivation and routine with practice, we are here to support you with accountability & feedback that will hopefully encourage you to do the hard work!

4. How many sessions do I need?

The clear speech test will give us some indication of how many sessions you might need to learn the core adjustments to correct your speech clarity.

Our speech pathologists will record and analyse your sound errors phonetically and determine the degree of variance between your current speech patterns and your overall goal. This information is then used to forecast the number of sessions required to address your communication needs.
In your follow up strategy session with one of our team, you’ll receive a recommendation for the fitting number of sessions suited to your speech clarity.

We usually recommend up to anywhere between 5 to 10 or 15 sessions as the optimal fit to give you sufficient time and feedback to work independently on your clarity.

5. How do online sessions work?

We have worked successfully online with many clients since we began in 2013. If you are wondering how online sessions work, you should definitely read this article we have written just for you!

6. Are practice resources included?

This is one of our favourite things at Speechaus- equipping our clients with incredible resources to take their goals forward. All speech clarity program clients receive access to the Speechaus Practice Program with you’re own personalised practice interface where you will find a massive amount of tools and tips to guide your daily practice.
Access is graded for the duration of your program

5 sessions – 10 weeks access
10 sessions – 20 weeks access
15 sessions – 6 months access

Once your access expires you can easily move onto our monthly subscription program for $39 per month to stay connected to Practice Platform. Speak with our team to extend your access via subscription.

7. Do you offer payment plans?

Yes, we do! All the programs have the option for payment plans. You can learn more about that once your audit is completed.

8. If I sign up for an online Speech Clarification program at Speechaus, how long will it take for me to notice changes and progress in my communication?

Adjusting speech behaviours and patterns of speaking is a process. How long it takes for you to notice change in your accent or general communication depends on a few factors:

  1. The degree of distance your current speech is from your clear speech target.
  2. Practice. One of the key predictors of speech change is how effectively and frequently you practice your speech goals and manoeuvre. Our team are here to show you how to practice and you’ll learn a lot about how to transfer your new speech clarity skills more successfully to everyday speaking.

Lisp correction takes considerably hard work for adults as we are dealing with the need for motor movement and speech behaviour change. Constant daily practice will be required and we’ll show you how to do that.

There are a few phases in lisp correction:

  1. Instatement: where you will be shown how to position your tongue and use air pressure correctly to create the sounds required clearly,
  2. Stabilisation: ongoing practice of the behaviours moving from syllable through to sentence level in all variety of word positions,
  3. Maintenance: ongoing strengthening of the behaviour with the attempt to increase accuracy to 80% +
  4. Transfer: the most challenging phase in which you will have to strategise how to create the correct sounds in real-life settings by simulation of spontaneous speech tasks with increased distractors to assist in accuracy when communicating outside of the clinic and home practice setting. All clients show different degrees and progress, most of which revolves around practice frequency and transfer success.
9. Do you have a refund policy?

Speechaus sessions are conducted with impeccable care for your communication by our team of certified-practicing speech pathologists. Given the time and preparation that goes into planning your session, we do not give refunds on any services.

10. Can I claim sessions with my Private Health Fund or Medicare?

Medicare Rebates are available for these sessions at Speechaus under a CDM plan if you’re based in Australia. You may be eligible for up to 5 allied health sessions per year with a rebate of $58.30 per session (effective as of July 2023). Consult with your General Practitioner to determine your eligibility for a CDM plan. See more information about Medicare CDM plans here.

Additionally, we are registered service providers for Private Health Insurers so can bill item numbers accordingly if you have private health cover that includes Speech Pathology services.

*It is your responsibility to obtain a CDM prior to your sessions at Voice Science. Get in touch with your GP if you need to see if you can qualify for a CDM plan.

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Case Study

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Many of our clients have expressed that they’re often hyper-aware of their “lisp” and, therefore, feel embarrassed or scared of others noticing it. Some of them have had prior speech therapy as kids but did not have much success. That’s why you may have questions about what to expect in a Speechaus lisp therapy session as an adult!

Here’s a case study of a Speechaus client to give you an idea about our lisp treatment. Let’s say that this client’s name is Joshua.

Joshua first encountered Speechaus when googling lisp therapy options for adults. He came across our Clear Speech Test, which involves completing several video recordings and then meeting with one of the speech pathologists for feedback about the findings. He decides to give it a go since he wants to chat with someone about it and get specific recommendations.

During Joshua’s strategy feedback session with one of the Speechaus speech pathologists, he learned that his specific lisp occurs because his tongue pushes too far forward against the front teeth, resulting in a “dampened” sound signal. To his surprise, this also meant that his ‘z’ sounds were also affected (as many English words are spelt with the letter ‘s’, even though they are ‘z’ sounds!). He appreciates the detailed explanations about the physiology and phonetic placement of sounds.

Joshua wants to know what he can expect from lisp therapy and how online speech therapy sessions work. He wants to ensure that lisp correction can be effective as an adult. Joshua discovers that online sessions work equally well as in-person sessions. All you need is an internet connection and somewhere quiet to complete them.

Joshua proceeds with five sessions (Silver Lisp program) and attends weekly to build momentum. In each session, he has a chance to drill his new sound clarity goals, guided by his speech therapist’s precise instructions and practical visual diagrams. Joshua rapidly secures a concrete understanding of where to put his tongue.

He achieves a clear-sounding ‘s’ sound, and once ready, his speech therapist helps him increase the challenge—moving sounds on their own to words, sentences, and everyday speaking. Joshua continues implementing his goals between appointments, practising with the Voice Science Practice Platform resources between his appointments.

At the end of the lisp program, Joshua has made progress with pronouncing the ‘s’ sound AND the ‘z’ sound and applies his new corrected sounds to more conversational tasks. Joshua also shares that he no longer swaps out or avoids words out of fear of looking “unprofessional.” He opts to return for review sessions in the future, but now he’s more confident and independent in taking charge of his speaking clarity!

If you’re also looking for a team of speech pathologists who have specific expertise in lisp reduction for adults, look no further! We’re passionate about empowering you to succeed with confidence when communicating.

Joshua first encountered Speechaus when googling lisp therapy options for adults. He came across our Clear Speech Test, which involves completing several video recordings and then meeting with one of the speech pathologists for feedback about the findings. He decides to give it a go since he wants to chat with someone about it and get specific recommendations.

During Joshua’s strategy feedback session with one of the Speechaus speech pathologists, he learned that his specific lisp occurs because his tongue pushes too far forward against the front teeth, resulting in a “dampened” sound signal. To his surprise, this also meant that his ‘z’ sounds were also affected (as many English words are spelt with the letter ‘s’, even though they are ‘z’ sounds!). He appreciates the detailed explanations about the physiology and phonetic placement of sounds.

Joshua wants to know what he can expect from lisp therapy and how online speech therapy sessions work. He wants to ensure that lisp correction can be effective as an adult. Joshua discovers that online sessions work equally well as in-person sessions. All you need is an internet connection and somewhere quiet to complete them.

Joshua proceeds with five sessions (Silver Lisp program) and attends weekly to build momentum. In each session, he has a chance to drill his new sound clarity goals, guided by his speech therapist’s precise instructions and practical visual diagrams. Joshua rapidly secures a concrete understanding of where to put his tongue.

He achieves a clear-sounding ‘s’ sound, and once ready, his speech therapist helps him increase the challenge—moving sounds on their own to words, sentences, and everyday speaking. Joshua continues implementing his goals between appointments, practising with the Voice Science Practice Platform resources between his appointments.

At the end of the lisp program, Joshua has made progress with pronouncing the ‘s’ sound AND the ‘z’ sound and applies his new corrected sounds to more conversational tasks. Joshua also shares that he no longer swaps out or avoids words out of fear of looking “unprofessional.” He opts to return for review sessions in the future, but now he’s more confident and independent in taking charge of his speaking clarity!

If you’re also looking for a team of speech pathologists who have specific expertise in lisp reduction for adults, look no further! We’re passionate about empowering you to succeed with confidence when communicating.

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