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Sensory stories now also available in English and German

Children with Complex Communication Needs (CCN) often have severe speech, language and communication impairments, making it difficult for them to learn new communication skills. Sensory stories can help a child with these problems by stimulating communication as well as interaction in a pleasant manner by reading out a story in which all senses are addressed.

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Frisian and Swahili added as languages to the Speakaboo app

Speakaboo is a free speech development tool used for screening in multilingual children by a non-native speaker. It is an interactive app which can be used on Android or iOS tablets.

Webinar 04-06-2020

Invitation webinar June 4th 2020

Royal Dutch Kentalis, eKitabu and Deaf Child Worldwide in collaboration invite you to the webinar:
Language before Literacy: The importance of language acquisition and communication - first approaches for Deaf and hard of hearing children, building the evidence base in Africa.


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'Together we make the best out of it'


Corona (Covid-19)

Like all organisations, Coronavirus (Covid-19) is having a significant impact on our work. As an education and care organization, protecting students, clients, residents and staff is our first priority. We therefore closely follow the guidelines of our government.

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Tactile Working Memory Scale

Working memory, or the ability to keep something in mind for a limited amount of time is a central function in cognition. For persons with congenital deafblindness we need a bodily-tactile perspective on working memory.

Looking back at teaching deaf learners conference 2019

Looking back at teaching deaf learners conference 2019

Kentalis looks back on a very successful 3rd edition of Teaching Deaf Learners (TDL) conference. This is apparent from the many positive responses about the presentations and organization of this international congress. TDL attracted around 250 participants from more than 30 different countries. The speakers also came from various corners of the world.

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Professor Marc Marschark rewarded for his exceptional contribution to deaf education

Marc Marschark, professor at The National Technical Institute for the Deaf in the United States, Rochester, is rewarded today with the Kentalis Medal. Professor Marschark received the Kentalis medal as a token of appreciation for his great achievements for one of the main target groups of Kentalis: people who are deaf or hard of hearing.