speech pathologist

speech pathologist
A specialist who evaluates and treats people with communication and swallowing problems. Also called a speech therapist.

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  • speech pathologist — noun • • • Main Entry: ↑speech * * * speech therapist or speech pathologist, a specialist in speech therapy …   Useful english dictionary

  • speech pathologist — speech language pathologist a person skilled and certified in speech pathology. Cf. speech therapist …   Medical dictionary

  • speech pathologist — noun A therapist who treats disorders of speech, language, swallowing, or voice; a specialist in speech pathology. Also known Speech language pathologists (SLPs) or Speech and Language Therapists (SLTs), depending on training and certification.… …   Wiktionary

  • Speech-Language Pathology in School Settings — Speech language pathology is a fast growing profession that, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, offers about 96,000 jobs in the United States alone. It relates to many educational disciplines such as communication sciences, linguistics …   Wikipedia

  • speech disorder — n. any conspicuous speech imperfection, or variation from accepted speech patterns, caused either by a physical defect in the speech organs or by a mental disorder, as aphasia, stuttering, etc. * * * ▪ medicine Introduction       any of the… …   Universalium

  • Speech sound disorder — Speech sound disorders are speech disorders in which some speech sounds (called phonemes) in a child s (or, sometimes, an adult s) native language are either not produced, not produced correctly, or are not used correctly. General characteristics …   Wikipedia

  • Speech therapist — An older term for a speech language pathologist. * * * speech therapist n a person specially trained in speech therapy * * * a person specially trained to assist patients in overcoming speech and language disorders. Cf. speech pathologist …   Medical dictionary

  • speech therapist — noun a therapist who treats speech defects and disorders • Derivationally related forms: ↑speech therapy • Hypernyms: ↑therapist, ↑healer * * * speech therapist noun Someone who is professionally qualified to provide speech therapy • • • Main… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Speech disorders — Disorders of the ability to produce normal speech. Speech disorders may affect articulation (phonetic or phonological disorders); fluency (stuttering or cluttering); and/or voice (tone, pitch, volume, or speed). Most speech disorders have their… …   Medical dictionary

  • speech therapist — A specialist who evaluates and treats people with communication and swallowing problems. Also called a speech pathologist …   English dictionary of cancer terms

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