Medical Definition of Speech therapy
Speech therapy: The treatment of speech and communication disorders. The approach used varies depending on the disorder. It may include physical exercises to strengthen the muscles used in speech (oral-motor work), speech drills to improve clarity, or sound production practice to improve articulation.
See also communication disorders, speech disorders, speech-language pathologist.Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
Last Editorial Review: 5/13/2016
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