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speech pathology Syllabification: speech pa·thol·o·gy
Pronunciation: /ˌspēCH pəˈTHäləjē/

Definition of speech pathology in English:


The study and treatment of speech and language problems.
Example sentences
  • Physical therapy, speech pathology, occupational therapy, and a social worker should be involved early in care.
  • Other cuts, he argues, see overworked nurses increasingly responsible for physiotherapy, speech pathology, occupational therapy and social work.
  • Related services such as transportation, speech pathology, and occupational therapy are provided, of course, but one social worker is shared by many schools.


speech pathologist
Example sentences
  • The project's core team included a geriatrician, a speech pathologist, a nurse, and an administrator.
  • In Jake's case, the related service providers are a speech pathologist and an occupational therapist.
  • A single consultation with a speech pathologist may be helpful to develop communication strategies.
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