About your Instructor

Hi and welcome to Lisp Fixer.

I’m David Kinnane, known to 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.

I hold a Master of Speech Language Pathology from the University of Sydney, where I was a Dean’s Scholar, ranking first in my graduating year. I am 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. I am a Certified PESL Instructor for accent modification. I am also trained in LSVT LOUD and Voicecraft for adult voice issues.

Prior to becoming a speech pathologist, I was a senior lawyer at a US Investment Bank and, before then, worked for global law firms in Hong Kong and Sydney. I know what it takes to communicate professionally and to compete in a globalised workforce.

Please have a look around this website for lots of free, evidence-based tips on speech and communication issues, including information on lisps.

Again, welcome to Lisp Fixer. Where I help you to fix your lisp.