Get Certified as a LSLS

Auditory-Verbal Therapy is provided by professionals who are certified in supporting families and children to develop listening and spoken language skills. These professionals are known as Listening and Spoken Language Specialists (LSLS™) and are designated as either LSLS Certified Auditory-Verbal Educators (LSLS Cert. AVEd) or LSLS Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapists (LSLS Cert. AVT.).

To hold the LSLS credential, individuals must meet high-level requirements in addition to the standard teacher and clinician preparation programs; it is a rigorous credential that demonstrates these professionals have satisfied stringent requirements for continuing professional development, completed a mentored practicum experience, and passed a comprehensive qualifying examination. The practical aspects of the training assure each LSLS certified professional demonstrates requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities to facilitate development of a child’s listening and spoken language. The certification for LSLS certified professionals provides parents and guardians a method of identifying teachers of the deaf or hard of hearing, speech-language pathologists and/or audiologists who have demonstrated expertise in using listening and spoken language techniques.

At the Central Speech and Hearing Clinic, we offer mentoring opportunities for professionals interested in pursuing certification in Auditory-Verbal Therapy as a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist.