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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The US Department of Labor's Occupational Outlook Handbook projects employment growth of 21 percent in the field of speech-language pathology, attributing this growth to increased awareness of speech and language disorders in children, as well as more conditions in our aging population, such as strokes that can lead to hearing and speech problems.
Aiming at the comprehensive action of Speech-Language Pathology, the following free terms were also employed: Oropharyngeal exercises (10), Occupational Speech-Language Pathology (11), Educational Speech-Language Pathology (12), Neurofunctional Speech-Language Pathology (13).
Key words: awareness, speech-language pathology, communication disorders, speech language pathologist.
Taylor and Campbell (1992) used a four-point Likert scale to survey respondents on their competency levels of various areas of speech-language pathology including: evaluation of service population, treatment of service populations, general skills and administrative skills.
Of interest is the fact that California publishes in its rules and regulations that they process the application within 37 days of the submission of a completed application for speech-language pathology and 42 days for audiology.
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.
For more information about a career in speech-language pathology, audiology, or speech, language, or hearing science, please contact the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) at 1-800-638-8255 (TALK) or visit ASHA's Career Center at http://professional.
Besides the decision to major in communication disorders, students are also required to choose between speech-language pathology and audiology.
Scope of Practice, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, ASHA, 32 (Suppl.
According to the 2011 NOMS data, Amedisys' Speech-Language Pathology outcomes for treatment goals met in the home exceeded the national home care industry average by 19%.
The 16 credits include Introduction to Speech-Language Pathology Assistant, Stuttering, Articulation & Phonological Disorders/Treatment, and Language Disorders and Treatment.
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.