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History of The IAL

The IAL was formed in 1952 by representatives of 13 individual clubs to answer the need for coordinating the activities of the clubs. The purposes of the IAL is to promote and support the total rehabilitation of the Laryngectomee by the exchange of ideas and dissemination of information to member clubs and to the public. To facilitate the formation of new clubs, to foster improvement in Laryngectomee programs, and to improve the minimum standards for teachers of post-Laryngectomee speech.