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Looking back TDL2019

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.

Kentalis penning

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. 

PAP sept 2019

Last week the kickoff meeting of the Parent Awareness Program in Lebanon took place. The deaf trainer introduces the program to Syrian parents of deaf and hard of hearing children in refugee camps.The parents will be trained during 12 weeks in how to communicate with their deaf child. FAID trainers will train 3 parent groups in different refugee camps.

Kick off meeting Shruti Nepal

Kentalis started their cooperation with Shruti, the National Association of hard of hearing and deafened. To create a center of expertise on itinerant service provision. During the following 1,5 years, various Kentalis experts will train parents and experts of Shruti to support hard of hearing and deafened children.

Serious gaming

A serious game in which children can train executive functions in an attractive way. Senior researcher Ben Elsendoorn presents in Rome at ATAD conference 2019, 19-21 september, how this works.

Constance Visser

Constance Vissers has been appointed Professor by special appointment of Language Development Disorders at Radboud University’s Faculty of Social Sciences. This took effect on 1 March 2019. The chair was established by Royal Dutch Kentalis.

DbI world conference 2019

From Monday 12th August – Friday 16th August 2019 Deafblind International organize the 17th Deafblind International World Conference 2019 in Australia. A large delegation of Kentalis will participate with presentations workshops.

Blog 3 Learning pit

After a post on positive feedback for learning and on video interaction guidance the final post in this series on prerequisites and supporting strategies we will look at a general approach to how all learners learn that shows great promise in training and teaching. 

regional seminar Tanzania

Since 2014 Kentalis International partners with the Archbishop Mihayo University College of Tabora (AMUCTA) in Tanzania. Jointly we developed a Bachelor degree teacher training programme for Inclusive Secondary Education (BEDSN) for deaf and hard of hearing students.

Beyond the western world

Today is the book launch: Deaf Education beyond the Western World (2019) Oxford University Press, Eds.: H.Knoors, M. Brons, M. Marschark, at the CIES 2019 annual conference in San Francisco. Maria Brons, one of the editors of the book, will emphasize in her introduction that a book on Deaf education, covering countries in the so-called Global South, was long overdue.

You're invited - International Visitor Days

We welcome international professionals in the field of hearing and communication to visit Royal Dutch Kentalis during our International Visitors Days. Meet our colleagues, take a look behind the scenes and get inspired when we open our doors for you.


November 4-6, 2019

Register now TDL2019

The online registration for the 3rd international conference on Teaching Deaf Learners has started.
Register by June 30, 2019 to benefit from the early-bird fee. After June 30, 2019 you will pay the normal fee.

DbI Executive Committee members

On Thursday 7th March 2019, the DbI Executive Committee members had the pleasure of visiting a project of Sense International Kenya in Nairobi.