The AG Bell Academy offers the LSLS certification to qualified professionals who meet rigorous academic, professional, post-graduate education and mentoring requirements, and who pass the LSLS certification exam. LSLS certified professionals are licensed audiologists, speech-language pathologists or educators of the deaf who have voluntarily attained a high-level of specialty education and experience in listening and spoken language theory and practice.
Please visit the AG Bell Association and go to "get certified" for further information regarding the LSLS Certificate.
The AIM To Be Ahead grant program offers a Leadership Year to 1-2 selected students per cohort. ]Per federal grant requirements, 1-2 students per cohort will be selected per class year to participate in the Leadership Year which begins after successful completion of the required 15 hours of coursework. If selected, the grant program will provide the student with a LSLS mentor to progress towards the necessary observations of a LSLS professional, mentoring, and exam preparation.
While the grant program provides this support, it does not guarantee that the student’s application will be accepted by the AG Bell Academy, nor that the student will pass the LSLS exam. The LSLS mentor will not provide children for the student’s caseload and the student must have access to at least 15 hours per week of work with children with hearing loss using LSL techniques. These 15 hours do are not required to be with children 0-3 years old.
The AIM To Be Ahead program offers up to 165 hours of AG Bell Academy approved continuing education. Please see AG Bell's website for further information on Academy approved programs in your area.