About the AG Bell Academy
The AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language (the Academy) is an independently governed, subsidiary corporation of The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. The Academy was established in 2005 and envisions a future where individuals and families will have qualified listening and spoken language professionals available in their immediate geographic area. The Academy is uniquely positioned to advance the revolutionary global opportunity for deaf or hard of hearing individuals to listen and talk via proven technologies and with guidance and education from certified professionals.
Advancing listening and talking through standards of excellence and international certification of professionals. The AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization.
Routes to LSLS Certification
Professionals who wish to pursue certification typically find they are more eligible to pursue one route to certification over another based on their particular work environment(s).
The Listening and Spoken Language Specialist Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist (LSLS Cert. AVT) designation is usually pursued by professionals who are able to complete the required clock hours providing individual auditory-verbal therapy with children and their parent(s) or caregiver(s).
The Listening and Spoken Language Specialist Certified Auditory-Verbal Educator (LSLS Cert. AVEd) designation is usually pursued by professionals who are able to complete the required clock hours providing auditory-verbal education services in a group environment in which a parent may or may not be present.
Some professionals may work in an environment that lends itself to pursuing either designation. Questions regarding routes to certification should be directed to the Academy.
The AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language
3417 Volta Pl, NW
Washington, DC 20007