Definition of speech pathology in English:

speech pathology


  • The study and treatment of speech and language problems.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘Col. Ben Sierra, director of audiology and speech pathology, 59th Medical Wing, had to yell or use a notepad to communicate with him.’
    • ‘‘You can experience hearing loss and not be fully aware of it,’ says Dr. Ruth A. Bentler, University of Iowa professor of speech pathology and audiology.’
    • ‘Now if all this is right, and what you've found here is just how humans have evolved to be able to speak the way they do, does it tell you anything about speech pathology, about children who lisp, or anything like that?’
    • ‘She received a Master's degree in speech pathology and audiology in 1972 from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.’
    • ‘With academic majors ranging from psychology to speech pathology and hometowns as distant as Dallas and New York City, each member brings a unique perspective to the group.’
    • ‘He said some people's perceptions of the world of speech pathology were confined to lisps and stutters.’
    • ‘Students who are required to take educational psychology courses represent a variety of majors, including speech pathology and deaf rehabilitation.’
    • ‘Then she headed off to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro to pursue an undergraduate degree in speech pathology, and it seemed life was back to normal again.’
    • ‘Megan Miller, a University of Southern Mississippi graduate student in speech pathology, said she is not surprised that her age bracket has the highest rate of infection.’
    • ‘Within the field of linguistics, and in related areas such as speech pathology, the IPA is widely used and has been a great success.’
    • ‘This year she will divide her time between speech pathology and early childhood special education for a number of schools in the district.’


speech pathology

/ˌspēCH pəˈTHäləjē/ /ˌspitʃ pəˈθɑlədʒi/