Speech-language pathology - Definition

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Speech-language pathology is involved in outpatient therapy of different disorders of spoken and written language, which can be associated in particular with damage to the vocal organs (larynx, vocal cords) or brain lesions. Speech-language pathology therefore corrects both the difficulties of correct pronunciation of words, such as stuttering or phonation disorder, and learning difficulties involving reading and writing, such as dyslexia. This science is essentially based on specific exercises that are to be repeated numerous times by the patient in order to correct his defect or help him retrieve lost functions, usually in cases of stroke.