When is it too late to correct a child's speech?
My 8 year old has had a lisp her whole life. Mainly it's saying "th" instead of "s" but just generally her tongue is way too visible when she talks. I've had her in therapy when she was quite young, and more recently too.
She attempts to humor me and the therapist by approximating normal speech, but as soon as she's off the clock she goes back to her old ways. I dont have the heart to be a tyrant about it, and I'm afraid this fight has been lost at age 8. My wife assures me there's still a chance she will correct on her own but I can't see how that would happen, and I dont want to give her a complex.
Is this battle already lost? Sorry, I dont know a lot about this topic.