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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
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=11252
Last Editorial Review: 10/30/2013

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