speech therapy


noun

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

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Derived forms of speech therapy

speech therapist, noun
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Medical definitions for speech therapy

speech therapy

n.

Treatment of speech defects and disorders, especially through use of exercises and audio-visual aids that develop new speech habits.
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