Bridging communication barriers

Hearing and communication is at the heart of our work. Royal Dutch Kentalis is the pre-eminent specialist in the area of diagnostics, care and education for persons who are deaf, hard-of-hearing or deafblind, and to those who have a language impairment. With or without an intellectual disability or autism. 


Do you want to learn more about audiology? Is your organization looking for an introduction course on inclusive education or language disorders? Or are you searching for latest publications in deaf education? 

Take a look at our services. 

How can inclusive education work for the deaf learner? What does it take to change from the special education paradigm to the inclusive education paradigm? Which steps help to improve hearing-aid service delivery to hard of hearing persons? We bridge the gap between research and practice, by translating theory in everyday needs and skills.


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Kentalis International Foundation is the international project office of the Royal Dutch Kentalis. We operate as a knowledge broker, linking expertise to the specific needs of our partners. In long-term project cooperation or in short-term engagements.

Kentalis offers three courses in the field of Inclusive Early Childhood Development (ECD) for the deaf child. All of them are CPD certified.  

The Uganda National Association of the Deaf (UNAD) and Kentalis partnered to develop a training manual to train parents of Deaf children in Uganda. What is the experience of Simon about this partnership? And what is it that Bernadatte takes home from the conference Teaching Deaf Learners? Four partners are talking about their experiences...


method for curriculum based teaching of literacy

In our Reading Project we are developing a method for curriculum based teaching of literacy (and specifically reading) to young deaf children in Uganda and Tanzania. In December we trained 4 tutors in Uganda who have been co-training 24 teachers during our first teacher training week in Kampala at the end of January. 


April 15-18, 2018

Deafblind International and Perkins School for the Blind are excited to host the first-ever Network of the Americas Conference.

We’re all stronger when we work together. Our conference…

7-9 June 2018

Come join this vibrant and truly international community. During the past three months our website had visitors from over than 90 Countries.
This is the right place to promote organizations…

13 June 2018 until 16 June 2018

The FCEI 2018 conference theme, PRINCIPLES INTO PRACTICE, will explore the practical realities of family-centred early intervention with practice-oriented workshops and thought-provoking keynote…

19-27 June 2018

The aim of the Helen Keller World Conferences (HKWC) is to provide opportunities for persons with deafblindness to have their own forum to learn from others with own personal experiences of…

July 4-8, 2018

The first conference on gesture on the African continent will focus on the rich diversity of human gestural communication.

Gestures and gestural behaviour are dynamic and changing – …

10-12 September 2018

The 5th International Conference on Evidence-based Policy in Long-term Care will be held between 10th and 12th September 2018 in Vienna, Austria. We are very excited for the ILPN conference to…