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
Words nearby speech therapy
Derived forms of speech therapyspeech therapist, noun
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Medical definitions for speech therapy
Treatment of speech defects and disorders, especially through use of exercises and audio-visual aids that develop new speech habits.
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