Speech Pathology Acronyms




The speech pathology acronyms on this page are a useful resource and guide for when reading speech pathology textbooks or journal articles.

Though not exhaustive, the list does provide a reference point to what many common acronyms stand for.

Common Speech Pathology Acronyms



ACQ - ACQuiring Knowledge in Speech, Language and Hearing (Journal)

AJSLP American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology

AOS Apraxia of Speech

AWM Auditory Working Memory

C Consonant

CAS Childhood Apraxia of Speech

CASANA Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America

CI Cochlear Implant

CLP Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics (Journal)

CLTT Child Language Teaching and Therapy (Journal)

CR Cluster Reduction

dB HL decibels hearing level

DDK Diadochokinesis

DEAP Diagnostic Evaluation of Articulation and Phonology

DF Distinctive Features

DTTC Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing

EBP Evidence Based Practice

E3BP Evidence Based Practice

EI Early Intervention

ENT Ear Nose Throat

FCD Final Consonant Deletion

GP Generative Phonology

HAPP-3 Hodson Assessment of Phonological Patterns, 3rd Ed

IALP International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics

ICD Initial Consonant Deletion

ICF International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health

ICF-CY International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health - Children and Youth

IPA International Phonetic Alphabet

IPA International Phonetic Association

IJLCD International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders

IJSLP International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology

JSLHR Journal of Speech-Language and Hearing Research

LSHSS Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools

sCAS suspected Childhood Apraxia of Speech

MIT Melodic Intonation Therapy

NS-OME Non-Speech Oral Motor Exercises

NS-OMT Non-Speech Oral Motor Treatments

OMA Oral Musculature Assessment

OME Otitis Media with Effusion

OME Oral Musculature Examination

PA Phonological Awareness

PACS Phonological Assessment of Child Speech

PACT Parents and Children Together

PCC Percentage of Consonants Correct

PROMPT Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets

PVC Percentage of Vowels Correct

PVM Place Voice Manner

SAMPA Speech Assessment Methods Phonetic Alphabet

SLI Specific Language Impairment

SLP Speech-Language Pathology / Pathologist

SLT Speech-Language Therapy / Therapist

SODA Substitutions Omissions Distortions Additions

SPE The Sound Patterns of English

SSD Speech Sound Disorder(s)

SSP Sonority Sequencing Principle

TD Typical Development

Tx Treatment

Tx Therapy

V Vowel

VCF Velo-cardiofacial syndrome

VPI Velopharyngeal insufficiency

WNL Within Normal Limits

WSD Weak Syllable Deletion


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