The professional seeking certification must be observed and evaluated by a certified LSLS™ mentor while conducting a series of listening and spoken language sessions. The mentor must be a certified LSLS professional with a certification in good standing with the AG Bell Academy. Ideally, applicants will be mentored by a LSLS of their intended designation. However LSLS mentors of either designation (LSLS Cert. AVT™ or LSLS Cert. AVEd™) may mentor any applicant.
Role of the LSLS Mentor
The role of the LSLS mentor is to counsel and guide professionals seeking certification to prepare them for the LSLS exam and to position them to be effective listening and spoken language specialists. Mentors should review the current eligibility requirements and ensure adherence to the Principles of LSLS for the applicant’s intended designation. The mentor will provide structured feedback and guidance to professionals seeking certification upon observations of sessions and classes via the Mentor’s Evaluation Form (included in the LSLS application packet). All mentors must be currently certified as a LSLS professional.
- A total of 20 sessions over 3 to 5 years May be completed either “live” or via video technology
- Evaluated by a certified LSLS professional (LSLS Cert. AVT or LSLS Cert. AVEd)
- Sessions spread out over the application years as indicated in the LSLS application
- Each session documented must be accompanied by a completed evaluation form (Form F-1 & F-2 in the application packets)
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