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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.
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speech pa·thol·o·gy

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

The study of speech defects and disorders such as stuttering and dysphasia.

speech pathologist n.
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speech pathology

A field of allied health care that evaluates abnormalities of language, speech, and voice, which may be developmental or acquired
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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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Therefore, the objective of this study was to compare the perceptual judgment by speech pathologists and non-professionals in terms of speech intelligibility of children with speech sound disorders, and verify the consistency of this judgment and the severity of speech sound disorder.
Pass/Fail Rates by Nurses and Speech Pathologists Pass Fail Nurse 1 67(89%) 8(10.7%) Nurse 2 64(88.9%) 8(11.1%) 3 missing Speech 67(89.3%) 8(10.7%) Because the investigator was not present during all screenings and there was no independent observer, there could have been scoring collaboration.
A speech pathologist can provide that level of service.
Atienza is a speech pathology graduate of UP Manila and is a lifetime member of Collegiate Association of Speech Pathologists and Philippine Association of Speech Pathologists.
Nurses are often motivated to attend oral care for social reasons whereas speech pathologists are motivated for medical reasons (Yoon & Steele, 2005).
Speech pathologists and otolaryngologists discuss such topics as neurogenic dysphagia, nursing evaluation and care of the dysphagic patient, pediatric clinical feeding assessment, radiographic evaluation of the pharynx and esophagus, and objective measures and normative data in adults.
Nevertheless, bills appear frequently in state legislatures that contain language such as "diagnosis" within the scope of practice of audiologists and speech pathologists. Similar scope-of-practice concerns have arisen around the endoscopic diagnosis of voice and swallowing disorders.
I am currently practicing in a general hospital in XXXX, with a small team of ENT doctors and speech pathologists, who have a vision to develop our services to better serve the professional voice users.
She said speech pathologists use many different treatments, tailored to the individual.
Both speech pathologists and otolaryngologists will welcome this superb text, which presents the examination methods and technology for indirect laryngoscopy, flexible laryngoscopy, videostroboscopy, and high-speed laryngeal imaging.
However, speech pathologists fill their shelves with books that promote oral language and support language development.