Early Intervention Network: Supporting Linguistic Competence for Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Professional Preparation

Gallaudet University:

Gallaudet University: ASL and English Bilingual Early Childhood Education Certificate Program
This hybrid (on-line and on-campus) certificate program is for in-service and pre-service professionals in education, emphasizing advocacy, language planning, pedagogy, assessment, program planning, and theory and practices in ASL/English bilingual early education.

Gallaudet University: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infants, Toddlers and Their Families: Collaboration and Leadership Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate Program
This hybrid program (on-line and on-campus instruction) provides professionals from a wide range of disciplines with current evidence-based knowledge and skills for working with families and their very young children who are deaf or hard of hearing.


AG Bell Academy: Listening and Spoken Language Specialist (LSLS) Certification
This certification is for professionals with a focus on education, guidance, advocacy, family support, and the rigorous application of techniques, strategies, and procedures that promote optimal acquisition of spoken language through listening by newborns, infants, toddlers, and children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

FIRST YEARS Certificate in Auditory Learning for Young Children with Hearing Loss
This certificate program focuses on expanding the knowledge and skills of professionals practicing in the fields of deaf education, speech-language pathology, audiology, and early intervention in the areas of auditory-oral and auditory-verbal approaches to therapy and intervention.

Professional Preparation in Cochlear Implants (PPCI) Training Program  
Training program for professionals who provide early intervention services for children (age birth to 5) using all hearing technologies to gain the skills needed to provide spoken language habilitation supports and services to children with cochlear implants.

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