Seal Buddy for the S Sound


The Seal Buddy teaches proper tongue placement to make the perfect S sound. It helps with words like Sock, bossy, and gas. A child can learn to make the sound by training the tongue to hit the target.This fixes a “lisp” or “th” sound.

  • Ages 3 to Adult
  • Includes online games & metal case
  • 1 year Manufacturer’s Warranty
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Easy to use

  • Date: 01.19.2016
    Child Age: Adult
    Location: New York
    Product: Seal Buddy

    Works, but requires practice by

    The S tool is really easy to use and seems to help, although (predictably) you really need to keep at it to see a change that lasts more than an hour or two. It's still early for me, but hopefully the change starts to stick permanently in a few weeks.
  • Date: 01.13.2016
    Child Age: 9
    Location: San Francisco
    Product: Seal Buddy

    Frustrated 3rd Grader by

    A straightforward approach to addressing how to correctly pronounce the "s" sound. My 3rd grader expressed frustration with not knowing "where" to put her tongue and the speech buddy tool was the exact tool she needed. The look of relief and excitement that crossed her face as soon as she understood where to place her tongue is priceless. A confidence boosting, noticeable improvement followed after a few short practices with the speech buddy tool.
  • Date: 11.30.2015
    Child Age: 8
    Location: Seattle
    Product: Seal Buddy

    Difference in confidence too. by

    It has helped my daughter with her lisp immensely. I have seen a huge difference in her confidence, as well.
  • Date: 06.08.2015
    Child Age: 5
    Location: Melbourne, Victoria
    Product: Seal Buddy

    Since using the Seal Buddy - I have seen an immense improvement! by

    I bought the Seal buddy for my son who has a lateral lisp. Since using the Seal Buddy - I have seen an immense improvement!!! It's a slow process and I realise it won't happen overnight. However, I use it 3 times a week as suggested by Speech Buddies and slowly but surely impreovement has occurred. He knows where to place the tongue for a clear s. It's all a matter of retraining the brain (to tell the tongue where it needs to go). My son is only 5 years old but I would definitely suggest and recommend starting with the Seal Buddy as soon as a problem is identified. The younger they are the better. I will continue to use it as long as I have to - until the tongue automatically goes to the correct position (without the Seal Buddy). At the moment, the tongue is in the correct position when there is a consonant then 's' (eg. pants, ants, cups) - without the Seal Buddy. As they say, practice makes perfect (and consistency).
  • Date: 12.08.2014
    Child Age: 10
    Location: Winnipeg/ manitoba
    Product: Seal Buddy

    High hopes by

    I have been using it for one day. I have heard that it works in lees than 4 months so I hope so.
  • Date: 09.25.2014
    Child Age: 14
    Location: Hamilton, NJ
    Product: Seal Buddy

    Wish I knew about this earlier by

    I think its a great tool and wish I knew about it when my son was younger. I fear he may be too old to see tremendous improvement
  • Date: 08.11.2014
    Child Age: 8
    Location: Richmond, VA
    Product: Seal Buddy

    One month, no lisp by

    My 8 year old son has had a frontal tongue lisp since he could talk. We spoke with the teachers at his school about speech therapy, and although they agreed he had the problem, they wouldn't enroll him in speech therapy. I tried to correct the issue on my own, using video instruction, etc, to no avail. He couldn't figure out how to make the s sound and where his tongue should go. We ordered this, and literally the first time we used the speech buddy, he heard himself making the s sound and his face lit up! It was like someone turned on a switch. After about a week of practice, he stopped using the tool, just practicing on his own. One month later, no lisp whatsoever. I can't recommend this enough!
  • Date: 02.17.2014
    Child Age: 8
    Location: Scarsdale, NY
    Product: Seal Buddy

    This is amazing by

    My 8-year old son has problems with the "s" sound. He usually sticks his tongue out too far. He also has a palate expander and braces, which isn't really helping. On the recommendation of the school speech therapist, we purchased the "S" speech buddy. He brought it to school today and the therapist emailed me that within a half hour, his speech was 100 times better!! I just heard him on the phone and it is like hearing a different child! And he was so happy and proud of himself!! I know it's expensive, but worth it to correct something that the speech therapist hasn't been able to correct in 3 years of speech therapy!!
  • Date: 10.01.2013
    Child Age: 6-8
    Location: Egg Harbor Township, NJ
    Product: Seal Buddy

    Excellent product, and one I would recommend to anyone! by

    I hope 5 means the best! I purchased the S buddy for my sons, who have been lisping despite mom's best efforts to help them correct it. They are not eligible for school speech therapy, and private therapy is quite expensive. My husband and I were completely amazed that after the first 10-minute session, each of our sons was making the S sound correctly!Overall, an excellent product, and one I would recommend to anyone!
  • Date: 09.26.2013
    Child Age: 5
    Location: Champaign, IL
    Product: Seal Buddy

    Our daughter loves Speech Buddies! by

    Our five year old daughter loves Speech Buddies! We have started with the S buddy first and have been working on it slow and steady. I am grateful that you have made a product that is both easy to use for the parent and child and also something my child loves so much! Thank You!
  • Date: 09.09.2013
    Child Age: 10+
    Location: South Charelston, WV
    Product: Seal Buddy

    It impressed his speech therapist by

    The speech buddy is great in helping my son with his speech difficulties. His S sound was difficult to make. We ordered it and we're amazed. He receives speech but this worked wonders. It impressed his speech therapist so much that she ordered the whole set for her school.
  • Date: 07.24.2013
    Child Age: 10+
    Location: Frankfort, IL
    Product: Seal Buddy

    His speech has become more clear by

    I am very happy with the speech buddy! My son is 11 and has been in speech since he was 3. He had mastered some of the sounds, but has just had more difficulty with "s." He said he just didn't know where to put his tongue to make the sound correctly and was confused and frustrated by everyone telling him something different. Now, with the speech buddy, he has consistency with where to place his tongue and his speech has become much more clear. We were so excited we have shown our speech buddy to the pediatric dentist, as well as the speech therapist at school, who was unfamiliar with this product. We had the attention of the entire dentist office while doing the demonstration. They will surely be recommending the speech buddy to their patients with this type of speech problem in the future.
  • Date: 07.18.2013
    Child Age: 6
    Location: Sartell, MN
    Product: Seal Buddy

    Loved it!! by

    Loved it!! Easy to use, and my daughter thought it was fun! I was amazed at how quickly she was able to fix her lisp.
  • Date: 06.26.2013
    Child Age: 8&10
    Location: US Military
    Product: Seal Buddy

    Great for my kids by

    This is just an AWESOME product, I can't believe I've never heard of it before! My 10 yr old son uses the S and my 8 yr old daughter uses the R.
  • Date: 06.18.2013
    Child Age: 11
    Location: New York
    Product: Seal Buddy

    No more lisp by

    Now I feel more confident that I won't lisp.
  • Date: 06.18.2013
    Child Age: 5
    Location: kansas city, mo
    Product: Seal Buddy

    Twins like to practice with this by

    my 5 year old twins love to practice with this and will not have to go to speech therapy. they will have mastered the s sound by the time they start kindergarten
  • Date: 06.05.2013
    Child Age: 8
    Location: Bernardsville USA
    Product: Seal Buddy

    Good by

    I like it. It is easy to use
  • Date: 02.04.2013
    Child Age: 6
    Location: Oakland, CA
    Product: Seal Buddy

    S Success! by

    I stumbled upon Speech Buddies by total accident. In search of a more affordable option to private speech therapy, I turned to Google. Searching, searching, I found Speech Buddies. Totally intrigued by the design and mostly curious to see if this thing could really work for my 6 year old son, I ordered the "S" Speech Buddy. We have been using it for a couple of months now and the best thing about it is that he WANTS to do speech therapy now. He used to get so frustrated and would want to quit, but now, he loves doing the online testing with the single words and the sentences. We all know that the biggest challenge can be making it fun for the kids. He really likes doing the exercises and really likes the little chart at the end so he can see his progress. We've seen some improvement and he can now hear when he is saying his "s" sound correctly. We are going to stick with it and continue doing the exercises and hopefully he will not even need it anymore! Thanks so much for creating such a great tool.
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