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Peer Mentor Training (low-residency/hybrid, post-bachelor’s)
Peer Mentor Training (low-residency/hybrid, post-bachelor’s) Certificate Program is designed to train deaf, hard of hearing, and late-deafened individuals in meeting the diverse needs of individuals with hearing loss. Individuals are trained to provide information, support, empathy, validation, and skills to consumers in need. Peer mentors will also be able to conduct needs assessments, problem-solve, and establish goals and objectives to improve the quality of life for these individuals, help to establish effective use of assistive hearing technology, and ensure equal and appropriate access to communication.
This professional studies program is comprised of a 12-credit, seven-course curriculum that is completed over two years. Courses are offered predominately online, allowing for individuals to balance education, work, and family, and are taught by aural rehabilitationists, audiologists, and graduate students with exceptional skills in the area of audiology and aural rehabilitation.
While the concept of professional peer mentors is much needed, peer mentoring within audiology is revolutionary. Graduates of the program report they benefit most through self-growth, applying skills acquired to their current jobs, or advocacy and outreach efforts within their community.
Applicants must meet the following criteria: Proof of hearing loss (copy of audiogram) Undergraduate degree (official transcript) or 1 year of college and 3 years of human service experiences Have access to a computer and internet Must have moderate to good general computer skills Must have a...
Peer Mentor Training (low-residency/hybrid, post-bachelor's)
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