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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

speech pa·thol·o·gy

the science concerned with functional and organic speech defects and disorders.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Special temporary permits (STPs) may be issued by the board to a foreign speech-language pathologist who is : 1) called for consultation for a specific purpose which in the judgment of the Board is essential to the growth of the profession; 2) an internationally recognized expert or specialist in any branch of speech-language pathology and whose services are essential for the advancement of speech-language pathology in the Philippines; and 3) to be engaged as professor, lecturer, or critic in fields essential to speech-language pathology in the country.
An option to email or print citations in American Psychological Association (APA) citation style would be useful, as that is the style that most audiology and speech-language pathology degree programs require.
Although neither ASHA nor the US Bureau of Labor Statistics have readily available salary statistics for speech-language pathology assistants, Salarylist.com reports a range from $21,000 to $80,000, and Buzzle.com cites the average annual salary of a speech-language pathology assistant as $75,273.
Speech-Language Pathology is located in Hattiesburg Clinic's Ear, Nose & Throat building at 1605 South 28th Ave.
A total of 1203 participants were surveyed about their knowledge of the field of speech-language pathology and of communication disorders in a local shopping mall.
The implementation of multicultural training within the field of speech-language pathology is a more recent occurrence than similar training in other behavioral sciences and clinical training programs (i.e., psychology, counselor education).
Phone calls to the remaining 36% (n = 18) of the boards (a) were answered by an answering machine that referred to a Web site, (b) were answered by an assistant at a generic health-related professions office who was not knowledgeable about speech-language pathology or audiology, or (c) went unanswered despite multiple attempts.
The interdisciplinary team members specific to the initial pilot study were identified to include food and nutrition services, nursing, and speech-language pathology (SLP).
Measuring outcomes in speech-language pathology. New York: Thieme Medical Publishers.
As noted by Ham, Bradshaw, and Ogletree (1999) collaborative service delivery models are replacing 'pull-out' approaches for special education and speech-language pathology. Some of the challenges for educators trying such new approaches include making sure special education and speech-language pathology interventions are tied closely to the general education curriculum.
With our unparalleled expertise in physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology, no other company has had more experience implementing LTC therapy programs.