About the LSL Specialist Certification
The AG Bell Academy offers certification as a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist (LSLS®) to qualified professionals who meet high standards of education and professionalism in the field of auditory-verbal practice. After meeting mentorship requirements and passing the LSL Specialist certification exam, professionals can earn certification as either a LSLS Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist (LSLS Cert. AVT®) or LSLS Certified Auditory-Verbal Educator (LSLS Cert. AVEd®).
What is a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist?
Certified LSL Specialists are professionals committed to providing quality services to families who desire for their child who is deaf or hard of hearing to listen and speak. Certified LSL Specialists have achieved the highest professional standards in the field. LSLS certification signifies that an individual has successfully demonstrated competence in the knowledge and practice skills required to guide a family in the development of listening and spoken language.
LSLS certification is founded on two primary documents. Both those seeking certification and mentors should be familiar with both of these documents:
Routes to LSLS Certification
The certification has two designations: LSLS Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist (LSLS Cert. AVT®) or LSLS Certified Auditory-Verbal Educator (LSLS Cert. AVEd®).
The LSLS Cert. AVT designation is usually pursued by professionals who primarily provide individual auditory-verbal therapy with children and their parent(s) or caregiver(s).
The LSLS Cert. AVEd designation is usually pursued by professionals who provide 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 staff at email@example.com (English) or firstname.lastname@example.org (Spanish).
Become a LSL Specialist!
The AG Bell Academy has launched its Listening and Spoken Language (LSL) Registry. Yes, the certification process is now digital! Click here to learn more!