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.



Anatomy and etiology
Anatomy and etiology
Acquired disorders
.. Infection
... Infectious diseases
Chest
.. Heart
... Congenital heart disease
... Coronary artery bypass graft
Congenital disorders
.. Cerebral palsy
.. CHARGE syndrome
.. Fetal alcohol syndrome
.. Intellectual disabilities
.. Maternal rubella syndrome
Developmental disorders
.. Autism spectrum disorders
... Asperger's syndrome
... Autism
... Childhood disintegrative disorder
... Pervasive developmental disorders
... Rett's syndrome
.. Sensory integration
Digestive system
.. Esophagus (Digestive system)
... Esophageal disorders
.... Diverticulum
.... Esophageal cancer
.... Esophagitis
.... Gastroesophageal reflux
.... Gastrostomy
.... Motility disorder
.... Stenosis
Endocrinology system
.. Endocrinological disorders
... Diabetes
... Thyroiditis
Genetic disorders
.. Alport syndrome
.. Angelman's syndrome
.. Apert syndrome
.. Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome
.. Crouzon syndrome
.. Down syndrome
.. Fragile X
.. Mobius syndrome
.. Pierre Robin syndrome
.. Sickle cell disease
.. Tay-Sachs disease
.. Treacher-Collins syndrome
.. Usher syndrome
.. Waardenburg syndrome
.. Williams syndrome
Head and neck
.. Ear
... Inner ear
.... Acoustic trauma
.... Cochlea
..... Cochlear disorders
.... Inner ear disorders
..... Autoimmune inner ear disease
..... Balance disorders (Etiology)
..... Hyperacusis
..... Labyrinthitis
..... Meniere's disease
..... Ototoxicity
..... Perilymphatic fistula
..... Presbycusis
..... Recruitment (loudness)
..... Superior canal dehiscence
..... Tinnitus
..... Vestibulotoxicity
.... Normal inner ear function
.... Semicircular canals
.... Vestibular system
... Middle ear
.... Eardrum
..... Eardrum disorders
...... Myringitis
...... Perforated eardrum
.... Eustachian tube
..... Disorders of the Eustachian tube
...... Negative middle ear pressure
...... Patent Eustachian tube
...... Patulous Eustachian tube
..... Normal Eustachian tube function
.... Mastoid
..... Mastoiditis
.... Middle ear disorders
..... Cholesteatoma
..... Otitis media
..... Otosclerosis
.... Normal middle ear function
.... Ossicles
..... Ossicular disruption
... Outer ear
.... Outer ear disorders
..... Atresia
..... Cerumen
..... Microtia
..... Otitis externa
.. Eyes
... Eye disorders
.... Blindness
.... Visual field disorders
.... Visual neglect
.. Face
... Facial disorders
.... Bell's palsy
.... Craniofacial malformation
.... Facial paralysis
.. Head and neck disorders
... Head and neck cancer
.. Jaw
... Temporo-mandibular joint
.. Larynx
... Laryngeal disorders
.... Laryngeal cancer
.... Laryngectomy
... Normal laryngeal functions
... Vocal fold
.... Contact ulcers
.... Vocal fold disorders
.... Vocal fold edema
.... Vocal fold erythema
.... Vocal fold papilloma
.... Vocal fold paralysis
.... Vocal fold polyps
.... Vocal nodules
.. Nose
.. Oral cavity
... Adenoids
.... Adenoidectomy
... Alveolar ridge
... Gums
... Lips
.... Cleft lip
... Oral cancer
... Palate
.... Palatal disorders
..... Cleft palate
... Saliva
.... Salivary disorders
..... Drooling
..... Xerostomia
... Teeth
.... Tooth disorders
..... Malocclusion
..... Tooth loss
... Tongue
.... Frenulum
..... Frenectomy
.... Tongue disorders
..... Ankyloglossia
..... Macroglossia
... Tonsils
.... Tonsillectomy
... Uvula
... Velopharynx
.... Velopharyngeal incompetence
.. Pharynx
... Epiglottis
... Hyoid
... Normal pharyngeal functions
... Pharyngeal disorders
.... Pharyngeal cancer
... Pharyngeal muscles
... Pharyngeal wall
... Pharyngoesophageal segment
... Pyriform sinuses
... Valleculae
.. Sinuses
... Sinusitis
Hematologic and immune system
.. Hematologic and immune system disorders
... AIDS
... HIV
... Lupus
... Multiple sclerosis
Low birth weight
Musculoskeletal system
.. Spine
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
.. Reaction time
Prematurity
.. Very low birth weight
Respiratory system
.. Normal respiration
.. Respiratory disorders
... Asthma
... Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
... Ventilator dependency
.. Trachea
... Tracheal disorders
.... Tracheoesophageal fistula
.... Tracheostomy


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