Auditory-Based Intervention Certificate
The specialty program in Auditory-Based Intervention (ABI) is offered by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences to supplement the preparation of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology professionals seeking to provide services to individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing with a listening and spoken language emphasis in intervention.
The ABI track is a 15 credit hour program currently offered to full-time students in either Audiology or Speech-Language Pathology (Au.D. or M.S.) as an enhancement to the degree programs to which they have been accepted. Professionals who hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree may also apply for admission as a non-certificate/non-degree seeking student.
The purpose of this specialty program is to provide a strong foundation for the aspiring professional who wishes to offer listening and spoken language services to individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. As part of the academic coursework, candidates will also participate in a minimum of 30 hours of field experience to engage with practicing (re)habilitation professionals in a variety of medical and educational settings. The ABI specialty track contributes to the knowledge and skills required for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) in Speech-Language Pathology, AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language Specialists certification (LSLS Cert AVT® or LSLS Cert. AVEd®), as well as the American Board of Audiology Cochlear Implant Specialty (CISC®) and Pediatric Audiology Specialty (PASC®) certifications.