People with a Multiple Communication Disorder have multiple challenges. In addition to a language development disorder or hearing loss, they also have an intellectual and physical disability, for example. Psychological problems are also common. A multiple communication disorder has a lot of impact on all aspects of life.
Learn to communicate
Communication is not always a matter of course for people with a multiple communication disorder. That is why Kentalis investigates with a multi-disciplinary team which form of communication suits someone. This depends on the situation, limitations and possibilities of the person. You can learn different forms of communication, such as:
- Sign Language
- Spoken language supported with gestures
- Finger spelling in the air or hand
- Communicaton with pictos
We believe that everyone is entitled to customized communication. That is why we often work with the Total Communication methodology. This means that we communicate in a way that suits a child or adult and, if necessary, use different forms of communication and tools. Total Communication increases independence, self-reliance, interaction and self-esteem.
Children with a communicative multiple disability go to special education. They receive customized education. The teachers match the level, communication possibilities and talents of the child. Education is specialized and regularly one-on-one. Education and care staff also work closely together here.
Residential groups and day care
Some children, adolescents and adults with a communicative multiple disability need specialist care in daily situations. That is why Kentalis has special residential groups (24-hour care) and day-care groups.