What are Certified Listening and Spoken Language Specialists™?
A specialty certification can be a sign of quality. It means professionals have additional knowledge and skills specific for guiding and coaching families in LSL. The AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language™ has a certification called Listening and Spoken Language Specialist (LSLS™). There are two designations you might encounter:
- LSLS Certified Auditory-Verbal Educator (LSLS Cert. AVEd™)
- LSLS Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist (LSLS Cert. AVT™)
You might see either of these titles depending on where you live. Both certifications are considered highly qualified in the field of listening and spoken language.
You may have an LSLS professional practicing in your area. If not, look for early interventionists who have LSL experience or who are willing to learn LSL practices.