Complete S Remediation

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Presenter: Char Boshart, MS CCC-SLP

The so called ‘simple’ frontal lisp isn’t always simple, and neither is the lateral, that’s for sure. Sometimes they’re quite challenging.

In this extensive three-hour course therapy is emphasized, from beginning to end, including carryover for both the frontal and lateral sibilants.

In some cases, there are accompanying factors that make complete remediation difficult.  We’ll cover techniques for cases that have abnormal oral resting postures, or excessively large tonsils, or even an anterior open bite.  You’ll learn to analyze these oral obstructers, and more, and how to do compensation therapy to work with them and around them.


Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the five production elements of the /s/ speech sound.
  • List the five similarities and differences of the frontal /s/ and lateral /s/ and describe the therapy components.
  • Demonstrate at least three of the sequential therapy tasks for the /s/ speech sound.
  • List the three categories of oral resting posture therapy, and briefly describe them.
  • Name three oral structural differences and how they can potentially impact speech production.
About Char: Char Boshart is a therapist, seminar presenter, author, podcast host, and president of Speech Dynamics. She graduated with her Masters from Western Michigan University and began her career in the public schools. Since that time, she’s worked many years in the schools, in the clinical setting, private practice, and as an Assistant Professor and Department Chair at Loma Linda University.

Since 1993, she has presented numerous well-received articulation and language presentations through Speech Dynamics,, as well as through the Bureau of Education and Research (BER).  She writes a weekly blog called “Therapy Matters” and is the host of the podcast, The Speech Link, and is the author of the well-received book, The Easy R.

Additional Information

This course is offered for 0.3 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional area)

Course Timeline: 

60 minutes: “S” Production Analysis, the desirable oral resting position, analysis and therapy. 
60 minutes: "S" therapy sequence
60 minutes: Oral capability tasks and carryover

Disclosure Statement: 
Financial: Char Boshart is a speaker for and receive royalty payments.
Non Financial: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
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