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.



Nervous system
Anatomy and etiology
Nervous system
Central nervous system
.. Brain
... Brain disorders
.... Acoustic neuroma
.... Alzheimer's disease
.... Anoxia
.... Ataxia
.... Auditory neuropathy
.... Brain abscess
.... Brain injury
..... Blast injuries
.... Brain tumor
.... Degenerative brain disease
.... Dementia
.... Developmental delay
.... Dystonia
.... Encephalitis
.... Guillain-Barre syndrome
.... Huntington's disease
.... Hydrocephalus
.... Kernicterus
.... Meningitis
.... Mental disorders
..... Anxiety disorders
...... Obsessive-compulsive disorder
..... Bipolar disorders
..... Depression
..... Schizophrenia
..... Selective mutism
..... Substance abuse
...... Alcoholism
.... Motor neuron diseases
..... Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
..... Pseudobulbar palsy
.... Myasthenia gravis
.... Neurofibromatosis
.... Parkinson's disease
.... Pick's disease
.... Progressive supranuclear palsy
.... Stroke
..... Aneurysm
..... Hemorrhage
..... Multiple infarcts
..... Thrombosis
..... Transient ischemic attack
... Brainstem
... Cerebellum
... Cerebrum
.... Cortex
..... Frontal lobe
..... Occipital lobe
..... Parietal lobe
..... Temporal lobe
.... Hemispheres (Cerebrum)
... Cognition
.... Attention
..... Attention disorders
...... ADHD
.... Cognitive-communication
..... Cognitive-communication disorders
..... Sequencing
.... Cognitive disorders
.... Emotional behavior regulation
..... Affective disorders
..... Emotional behavior disorders
...... Emotional lability
...... Impulsivity
...... Oppositional defiant disorder
.... Learning
..... Learning disabilities
.... Memory
.... Normal cognitive functions
..... Executive function
.... Problem solving
... Extrapyramidal pathways
.... Basal ganglia
... Pyramidal pathways
Peripheral nervous system
.. Accessory nerve
.. Auditory nerve
... Acoustic tumors
... Auditory pathways
.. Facial nerve
.. Glossopharyngeal nerve
.. Hypoglossal nerve
.. Trigeminal nerve
.. Vagus nerve
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