American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

ASHA Thesaurus


The ASHA Thesaurus is a controlled vocabulary used to organize information in the fields of audiology and speech-language pathology.

Terms marked "(node label only)" are for classification only and should not be used for indexing. Non-preferred terms are in italics.



People
People
Age
.. Adolescents
.. Adults
.. Children
... Infants and toddlers
.... Infants
.... Toddlers
... Newborns
... Preschool children
... School-age children
.... Elementary school children
.. Early onset
.. Geriatrics
.. Late onset
Caregivers
Consumers
.. Patients/clients
... Clients
... Patients
Culturally and linguistically diverse populations
.. Ethnicity
... Hispanics
.. Gender identity
... Transgender
... Transsexuals
.. GLBT
.. Race
... African Americans
... Asians
... Blacks
... Native Americans
.... Alaskan natives
.... American Indians
... Pacific Islanders
... Whites
.. Sexual orientation
... Bisexuals
... Heterosexuals
... Homosexuals
Family role
.. Aunts
.. Children (family role)
... Adopted children
... Foster children
... Grandchildren
... Siblings
.... Brothers
.... Sisters
.... Stepbrothers
.... Stepsisters
... Stepdaughters
... Stepsons
.. Cousins
.. Daughters
.. Grandparents
... Grandfathers
... Grandmothers
.. Parents
... Fathers
... Foster parents
... Mothers
... Stepfathers
... Stepmothers
.. Sons
.. Uncles
Gender
.. Females
.. Males
People by educational levels (node label only)
.. College graduates
.. High school graduates
.. School dropouts
.. Students
... Graduate students
.... Doctoral candidates
People by geographic area
.. Migrant populations
.. Rural populations
.. Suburban populations
.. Urban populations
People by language and language fluency
.. Bilingual speakers
... Bilingual English-proficient speakers
.. English-speaking people
.. Non-English-speaking people
.. People by language proficiency
... English language learners
... Speakers with native proficiency
People by profession / discipline
.. Audiologists
.. Clinical service providers
... Bilingual service providers
... Clinical administrators
... Clinicians
... Qualified providers
... Support personnel
.... SLPAs (Speech-language pathology assistants)
.. Consultants
.. Educators
... Educational administrators
.... Program directors
... Instructors
.... Faculty
..... Department chair
.... Lecturers
.... Professors
.. Executives / Administrators
.. Interpreters
.. Researchers
... Award Recipients
... Investigators
.... Co-investigators
.... Principal investigators
.... Research assistants
... Research administrators
.... Grants managers
.... Research program directors
.. Speech-language pathologists
.. Sponsors and Benefactors
... Corporate sponsors
.... Associate sponsors
.... Founders
.... Golf Classic sponsors
.... Leadership Circle
.... Leading sponsors
.... Patron sponsors
.... Sustaining sponsors
... Individual donors
.. Translators
.. Trustees
People with disabilities
.. People with severe disabilities
Socioeconomic status
.. Economic level
... High-income class
... Low-income class
... Middle-income class
.. Employment type or status
... Blue-collar workers
... Full time employees
... Interns
... Part time employees
... Private sector employees
.... Nonprofit employees
... Public sector employees
... Retired people
... Self-employed
... Unemployed people
... Unskilled workers
... Volunteers
.... State Education Advocacy Leaders
... White-collar workers
.. Special populations
... Homeless people
... Prison population
... Refugees


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