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speech-language pathologist

[ speech-lang-gwij puh-thol-uh-jeest ]
/ ˈspitʃˈlæŋ gwɪdʒ pəˈθɒl ə dʒist /
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noun
a person who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of speech and voice disorders, as stuttering, lisping, or lalling, and of language disturbances, as aphasia or delayed language acquisition. Abbreviation: SLP
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Also called speech pa·thol·o·gist, speech ther·a·pist [speech-ther-uh-pist] /ˈspitʃ ˈθɛr ə pɪst/ .

Origin of speech-language pathologist

First recorded in 1975–80
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