International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics (IALP)
IALP has a global vision to facilitate better understanding, knowledge, and care of all those with communication and swallowing disorders.
The mission of IALP is to improve the quality of life of individuals with disorders of communication, speech, language, voice, hearing and swallowing.
- Facilitate science, education and clinical practice through international cooperation and collaboration;
- Create and share knowledge, skills and information;
- Provide a platform for international networking and advocacy.
The worldwide organization of professionals and scientists in communication, voice, speech language pathology, audiology and swallowing
The IALP is the only international organization working from a global perspective on scientific, educational and professional issues affecting persons with speech, voice, language, communication, hearing or swallowing needs. Additionally, the IALP is the only representative of communication disorders that is a delegate to the WHO , who also has informative and consultative status (category B) with UNESCO, UNICEF, WHO, ECOSOC and CIOMS.
I.A.L.P.'s mission is to provide a network that enables those concerned with these domains of assessment and intervention to work together, enriching their understanding by providing an opportunity to situate their work within broad multicultural perspectives. This expanded vision serves to inform practitioners’ work on behalf of individuals with communication or swallowing needs, reducing geographical and political barriers through the highest levels of scientific inquiry and service
Through its meetings and publications, I.A.L.P. provides a venue for sharing recent research findings, educational and professional advances, and public information. Our members (including, scientists, physicians, speech-language pathologists, and researchers) work in over 57 countries and come from every continent around the world.
IALP works closely with the 58 Affiliated Societies that comprise its world-wide partners. The organization also has consultative status with the World Health Organization of the United Nations and works in association with the United Nations Department of Public Information. http://ialpdev.info/
The Speech-Language-Hearing Association of Taiwan (TSHA)
The role of the Association
The association was established in 1986, and our role is to provide quality service to our members, coordinate professional development events in the field of speech-language and hearing, and to hold academic exchange events with others internationally. The Speech-Language-Hearing Association of Taiwan is the professional and scientific association representing for over 904 members.
Members and affiliates are speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists who work in hospitals, rehabilitation centres, schools and education centres, private practice, and organizations for those with specific disabilities.
Our mission is to empower and support speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists by:
- Advancing communication science
- Facilitating and promoting opportunities for continuing professional education
- Exchanging academic opinions with other professions in Taiwan and internationally
- Providing publications on professional issues and up-to-date research
- Creating assessments, diagnostic tools and therapeutic materials.
Scope of practice in Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-language pathologists provide assessment, intervention and counseling in the following areas:
- Speech deficits: articulation disorder, fluency disorder, voice disorder, and motor speech disorder
- Language disorders: preschool/school-aged child language disorder and aphasia
- Swallowing and feeding disorder
Speech-language pathologists provide services to individuals, families, and groups from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds. Intervention and support services are provided for children and adults from neonate to elders diagnosed with speech, language and swallowing disorders.
Speech Language Pathology training program
Currently in Taiwan, there is 6 undergraduate and 4 graduate school of speech, language and hearing sciences and disorders. The curriculum includes classroom teaching, clinical observation and clinical practicum. All students are required to complete 375 hours or at least 6 months of clinical practicum before graduation. These graduates will have obtained national speech language pathologist license before they provide clinical services.
Scope of practice in Audiology
- comprehensive diagnostic
- treatment / rehabilitative services for individuals with auditory, vestibular, and related impairments.
These services are provided to individuals across the entire age span from birth through adulthood.
For more information, please visit us: www.slh.org.tw