Auditory-Verbal Therapy Mentoring Services

In response to the growing awareness and demand for auditory-verbal therapy services, The Center for Hearing and Speech’s Speech-Language Pathology Clinic has developed an affordable mentoring service for aspiring clinicians who would like to achieve auditory-verbal certification. Based on the requirements instituted by the AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language, applicants must commit at least three years to the mentoring process. Our mentorship services are available on-site and remotely via online live meeting technology, email, and recorded videos.

The role of our mentors, as stated by the AG Bell Academy, is to counsel and guide professionals to prepare them for the LSLS exam and to position them to be effective listening and spoken language specialists. Our mentors will provide structured feedback and guidance upon observations of sessions via the Mentor’s Evaluation Form (included in the LSLS application packet). Professionals seeking certification will also have the opportunity to observe live and/or recorded therapy sessions by at least two different Cert. AVTs to fulfill the necessary observation requirements to sit for the exam. Our mentors will be available throughout the professional’s application process to guide the development of an auditory-verbal practice and make recommendations for professional development conferences and educational materials.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to review the eligibility requirements for their selected certification route and find resources to meet those not available through the mentor, such as continuing education hours. Information pertaining to eligibility requirements can be found in the LSLS application packet which can be downloaded from the AG Bell Academy’s website. Please contact CHS to find out more information about the program.

Current Mentors:

  • Allison Haggerty, M.S., CCC-SLP, LSLS, Cert. AVT
  • Jennifer Wickesberg, Au.D., CCC-A, LSLS Cert. AVT
  • Amy Cantu, MA, CCC-SLP, LSLS, Cert. AVT
  • Hannah Dickson, MA, CCC-SLP, LSLS, Cert. AVT