What about Education for Phoniatrics?



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What about Phoniatrics?

Phoniatrics is the medical speciality dealing with communication disorders with focus on functions and disorders of voice, speech, language, hearing and swallowing. As a subspeciality of Otorhinolaryngology (ENT), Phoniatricians approach patients of all ages as part of a multidisciplinary diagnostic and therapeutic network of medical and non-medical disciples, such as neurology, neuropediatrics, psychiatry, pediatrics, radiology, genetics, endocrinology, dentistry, gerontology, logopaedics, linguistics, phonetics, psychology, pedagogy, acoustics, informatics and communication sciences. This broad foundation is also mirrored by the variety of therapeutic approaches including specialized (phono)surgical and non-surgical treatments, usually in close cooperation with speech and language therapists.

The Committee of Phoniatrics is dedicated to consolidate the collaboration between experts in medical and non-medical professions, to facilitate the bilateral transfer of knowledge in order to spread and improve multidisciplinary care of patients across international borders. The members of the committee are open to collect contemporary topics of multiprofessional interest and to bring together a network of professionals to provide international insights in the work of phoniatricians and to identify and propel field-tested practices and advances in collaborative care.

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While the IALP Phoniatrics Committee collaborates intensively on the production of multimedia content on new topics, please take a look at the following collections of links. It has been curated for all professionals involved and interested in the phoniatric field to provide access to knowledge already carried together by various existing professional societies. While browsing it, you will likely discover resources that might come in handy in your daily professional routine and patient information and on the activities and meetings around the globe.

This collection provides content in English and is far from completion in the fast-growing global network. As global distribution of knowledge is one of IALP’s goal and a lot of non-English resources are existing, the collection will be updated.



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Committee Members and Consultants

Term of office 2022-2025

Matthias Leonhard (Austria)

Committee Chair

Jörg Edgar Bohlender (Switzerland)


İlter Denizoglu (Turkey)


Paulina Krasnodębska (Poland)


Fabian Kraus (Germany)


Berit Schneider-Stickler (Austria)


Affiliated Society Membership

There are 3 types of membership of Affiliate Society, depending on the profile of the organization. Category A Society Membership: National organizations in communication sciences and disorders having individual members among their membership. Examples of this category are The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA ), Speech Pathology Australia (SPA)and The Egyptian Society for Phoniatrics and Logopedics. (ESPL) Category B Society Membership: Multinational, regional, or local organizations in communication sciences and disorders having individual members among their membership. Category C Society Membership: Multinational, national, regional, or local organizations in communication sciences and disorders comprised of Societies as their membership. When your National Society/Association wishes to join the IALP as an Affiliated Society, please fill in and send the Application Form for IALP Affiliated Membership below.

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Student Membership

An individual enrolled for part- or full-time study for preregistration, undergraduate or postgraduate studies directly related to the field of human communication disorders and sciences at a formal education institution. Students must provide official evidence of enrolment at the time of joining the Association and/or registering for a congress/composium.

Individual Membership

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