Kick-off knowledge exchange early intervention and ambulatory care on Aruba

Teacher classroom children Aruba

This summer Kentalis International Foundation started a new project collaboration on Aruba, aimed at early intervention and ambulatory care for deaf and hard-of-hearing children and children with a presumable developmental language disorder. In this project, we work together with cluster-2 school Scucha Nos and the Aruban foundation for hearing impaired FEPOH. 

On the 1st of September 2022, a digital project kick-off took place. The meeting was hosted by Kentalis and attended by representatives from FEPOH and the Scucha Nos school. Together the parties discussed the overall goals of the 6-month collaboration and the desired outcomes. The atmosphere during the meeting was positive.

Blended learning

The designed trajectory for the Aruban professionals has a blended character, which means that there is an online and face-to-face part. The online phase consists of two or three e-learnings, depending on training need identification. This will be combined with coaching focused on deaf and hard-of-hearing children with CI and pupils with developmental language disorder (DLD). On the topic of deafness and hard-of-hearing, there is already a great deal of experience present which this project will further strengthen. However, DLD is a new area for the Aruban partners. 

Twee woman digital meeting

Coaching will take place digitally and is facilitated by Kentalis experts. These are pre-selected Kentalis professionals with a strong background in itinerant service provision and/or speech therapy. Later this year a working visit will take place in Aruba with a focus on training practical skills. 

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Photo credits: images by FEPOH, Aruba.