[ speech-ther-uh-pee ]
/ ˈspitʃ ˈθɛr ə pi /
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the diagnosis and treatment of speech and communication problems, as stuttering and other fluency and articulation disorders, or aphasia and other expressive or receptive language disorders.
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Also called speech-lan·guage ther·a·py [speech-lang-gwij ther-uh-pee] /ˈspitʃˈlæŋ gwɪdʒ ˈθɛr ə pi/ .
Origin of speech therapy
First recorded in 1930–35
OTHER WORDS FROM speech therapyspeech ther·a·pist, noun
Words nearby speech therapy
speechread, speechreading, speech recognition, speech sound, speech synthesis, speech therapy, speech-to-text, speechway, speechwriter, speed, speedball
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How to use speech therapy in a sentence
They didn't mind it, except for the fact that my speech therapy cut into play time.
Other than speech therapy, my life post-CI didn't change much.
She studied speech therapy at Institut Libre Marie Haps and then held her own practice from 1995 until her marriage in 1999.Meet Princess Mathilde, the New Fashion Queen of Belgium|Erin Cunningham|July 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
“I had been doing speech therapy, and it had been making me more aware of the stutter, which actually made it worse,” he says.Ezra Miller on ‘Perks of Being a Wallflower,’ Being Bisexual & More|Marlow Stern|September 18, 2012|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for speech therapy
treatment to improve the speech of children who have difficulty in learning to speak, for example because of partial deafness or brain damage, or to help restore the power of speech to adults who have lost it or partly lost it through accident or illness
Derived forms of speech therapyspeech therapist, noun
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