Hi and welcome to Lisp Fixer.
I’m David Kinnane, known by many as @speechbloke. I’m a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist based in Sydney, Australia. I'm also the founder of Banter Speech & Language, an independent speech pathology clinic helping adults and children to speak for themselves.
I’m so glad you decided to join me.
If you’re looking to get rid of your lisp - if you think your speech is holding you back - you’re in the right place.
My job here is to help you to help yourself to fix your lisp.
Using the latest research on motor speech, this course is designed to eradicate your lisp. At your pace, and from the comfort of your own home or workplace.
Please have a look around my Lisp Fixer website for lots of free, evidence-based tips on speech and communication issues, including information on lisps.
Now, if you need support or want to share your success story, reach out to our support team.
Again, welcome to Lisp Fixer. Where I help you to fix your lisp.
Known to many as Speech Bloke, David is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist, Lawyer, Author and Father. He is based in Sydney, Australia, where he helps adults and children with communication issues to speak for themselves.
David manages a busy private speech pathology clinic, and a publishing company for speech pathologists in private practice. He is the founder of Banter Speech & Language, and Speechies in Business. He is passionate about ethical practices and consumer rights and regularly guest lectures to speech pathology students and others on legal issues affecting the profession.
David holds a Master of Speech Language Pathology from the University of Sydney, where he was a Dean's Scholar, ranking first in his graduating year. He is admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the High Court of Hong Kong, and lived for 8 years in Hong Kong. David is a Certified PESL Instructor for accent modification. He is a Hanen- and LSVT LOUD-certified speech-language pathologist with post-graduate training in the PreLit early literacy preparation program by MultiLit, the Spalding Method for literacy, and Voicecraft for voice issues.
Prior to becoming a speech pathologist, David was a senior lawyer at a US Investment Bank and, before then, worked for global law firms in Hong Kong and Sydney. He knows what it takes to communicate professionally and to compete in a globalised workforce.
StartPre-Practice 1: The Golden Spot (6:17)
StartExamples of correct and incorrect /s/ (3:00)
StartPre-Practice 2: Listening to a clear 's' (1:26)
StartPre-Practice 3: The Short Flat Tire Sound (3:45)
StartPre-Practice 4: The Long Flat Tire Sound (2:27)
StartPre-Practice 5: Non-words ending in the long flat tire sound (5:43)
StartPre-Practice 6: Can you say "its"? (2:55)
StartPre-Practice 7: Real words ending in the flat tire sound (5:04)
StartPre-Practice 8: It's what? (7:05)
StartPre-Practice 9: It's Working (6:46)
StartPre-Practice 10: Alien Roll Call (3:07)
StartPre-Practice 11: It Bites? (4:01)
StartPre-Practice 12: "its" to a sharp, clear /s/ (5:18)