speech-language pathology

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1. the branch of medicine treating of the essential nature of disease, especially of the changes in body tissues and organs that cause or are caused by disease.
2. the structural and functional manifestations of a disease. adj., adj patholog´ic, patholog´ical.
clinical pathology pathology applied to the solution of clinical problems, especially the use of laboratory methods in clinical diagnosis.
comparative pathology that which considers human disease processes in comparison with those of other animals.
experimental pathology the study of artificially induced pathologic processes.
oral pathology that which treats of conditions causing or resulting from morbid anatomic or functional changes in the structures of the mouth.
speech pathology (speech-language pathology) a field of the health sciences dealing with the evaluation of speech, language, and voice disorders and the rehabilitation of patients with such disorders not amenable to medical or surgical treatment. See also speech-language pathologist.
surgical pathology the pathology of disease processes that are surgically accessible for diagnosis or treatment.

speech pa·thol·o·gy

the science concerned with functional and organic speech defects and disorders.

speech-language pathology

1 the study of abnormalities of speech and language.
2 the diagnosis and treatment of abnormalities of speech and language as practiced by a speech pathologist.

speech-lan·guage pa·tho·lo·gy

(spēch-lang'gwăj pă-thol'ŏ-jē)
The science concerned with functional and organic speech defects and disorders of the organs of speech.
Synonym(s): speech pathology.
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2008 Standards and Implementation Procedures for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology.
A new field-based, practicum for the university graduate students in reading, special education, and speech-language pathology was also developed as a part of the grant.
Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that, like audiology, the field of speech-language pathology will continue to increase rapidly during the next decade, with the number of positions expected to grow 39% by 2010.
Since guidelines of the Council on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) require that these settings have access to appropriate rehabilitation services, including speech-language pathology services, speech pathologists in nursing care facilities are frequently involved in direct treatment of the patient as well as adapting the environment and familiarizing the nursing care staff with the specific needs of individual patients over time.
Earning initial accreditation reflects the department and University's commitment to the implementation and maintenance of rigorous performance standards and in providing exceptional education to students in our service region," said Suzanne Moineau, chair of the Department of Speech-Language Pathology.
Clinicians and academics working in neurology, audiology, communication disorders, otolaryngology, speech-language pathology, and other areas in South Africa, the US, and Brazil address the pathogenesis, medical diagnosis, and management of HIV/AIDS; the psychosocial impact, ethical considerations, and infection control; and the nature, diagnosis, and treatment of these disorders.
The mission of this journal is to provide a forum for professionals from the fields of applied behavior analysis (ABA) and speech-language pathology (SLP) to exchange information of mutual interest.
A scholarship for students is available for those who wish to pursue or continue their studies for a health-related career (nursing, dental hygiene, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, etc).
Applications of counseling in speech-language pathology and audiology.
This book, which presents programs for children with physical or emotional problems, is designed for students and entry level clinicians in allied health and special education, particularly in the disciplines of occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech-language pathology.
This amendment would have removed Medicare's arbitrary cap on physical therapy, speech-language pathology, and occupational therapy services.
Both instructors and practitioners, Mancinelli and Klein help speech-language pathology clinicians integrate theory and research into their practice by presenting 14 case studies using a model--the Acquired Language Disorders Target Model--that depicts an individual's language and cognition following a cerebrovascular accident or other neurological event.