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Rewatch our Speakaboo webinar – a free speech development screening tool

On the 23rd of July 2021, Royal Kentalis organized a webinar to talk in more detail about our free Speakaboo app and to celebrate the launch of the Swahili version for the East African audience. Participants from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Zambia joined us during the live session.

ICED 2021: International Congress on the Education of the Deaf

From Monday July 5th 2021 until Thursday July 8th 2021, the 23rd edition of the International Congress on the Education of the Deaf (ICED) will start. ICED is one of the most leading conferences in terms of education for deaf and hard-of-hearing children. Due to the pandemic, the congress will be completely virtual this time.

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vCIES2021: a virtual roundtable focused on language and community first approaches to Deaf education

Four organisations that each have projects focused on improving education for Deaf and hard of hearing learners joined forces during this year’s virtual CIES conference by hosting a roundtable conversation sharing successes and lessons from their projects in Malawi, Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania.

Language before literacy

Language Before Literacy

The new Language Before Literacy website is online!

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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.

Invitation webinar June 4th 2020

Royal 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.


'Together we make the best out of it'

Children of the communication plus group in Breda cannot come to the treatment group due to the corona measures. Pedagogical practitioner Matté Schroder explains how he and his colleagues are now helping the children and parents. “We do this, for example, with an online group discussion, videos and exercises for at home and with speech therapy via video calling. It is not the same, but we make the


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.

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. This manual gives a theoretical overview and presents a scale that can be used by professionals to identify and assess tactile working memory in persons with deafblindness, and

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.