speech therapy


: therapeutic treatment of impairments and disorders of speech, voice, language, communication, and swallowing
speech therapist noun
plural speech therapists
a licensed speech therapist

Examples of speech therapy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her aides and colleagues said this month's long and unpredictable stretch of House business in the Capitol forced Wexton to miss some of her speech therapy and physical therapy sessions, which are critical to help counteract the symptoms of Progressive Supra-nuclear Palsy. Scott MacFarlane, CBS News, 18 Nov. 2023 On July 12, Lisa Kays, a Maryland resident, asked Cigna for phone call records related to its decision to deny coverage for her 4-year-old son’s speech therapy. Maya Miller, ProPublica, 8 Nov. 2023 Operation Smile operates as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides life-improving cleft surgery, dentistry, orthodontics, speech therapy and psychological services. 'smitty' Robert J. Smith, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2023 The teen is also in occupational therapy and speech therapy. Melissa Rudy, Fox News, 28 Oct. 2023 Spencer said Noel, who is diagnosed with speech delay, was last seen by a professional for speech therapy July 21. Zaeem Shaikh, Dallas News, 12 Apr. 2023 More:Why children of color aren't getting the physical, speech therapy some need Louisiana:Federal judge blocks Biden COVID vaccine mandate for Head Start program Last September, a federal judge in Louisiana struck down the mandate in those 24 states. Alia Wong, USA TODAY, 5 Apr. 2023 So the speech therapy portion of it has been very successful. Cara Lynn Shultz, Peoplemag, 10 July 2023 Raised by a stern widower in a segregated town in North Carolina, Cotton earned a master’s degree in speech therapy from Boston University in 1960, a few years after King met his future wife, Coretta Scott, while studying there. James Sullivan, BostonGlobe.com, 3 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1912, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of speech therapy was in 1912

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“Speech therapy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/speech%20therapy. Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

Medical Definition

speech therapy

: therapeutic treatment of impairments and disorders of speech, voice, language, communication, and swallowing
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