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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 pathology

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

speech pathologist n.

speech pathology

A field of allied health care that evaluates abnormalities of language, speech, and voice, which may be developmental or acquired

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.
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A speech pathologist can provide that level of service.
Additionally, our dedicated ward speech pathologist was able to demonstrate in many cases inadequate oral hygiene and poor or absent documentation.
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.
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.
This research will also help to provide speech pathologists evidence for treatments for the disorder, which may also encourage further research in the area," she said.
janitors, school nurses, counselors, speech pathologists, etc.

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