speech therapy

[ 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 therapy

speech ther·a·pist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for speech therapy

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 therapy

speech therapist, noun
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Medical definitions for speech therapy

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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