Our professors

With the support of Kentalis, professorial chairs are established at Dutch universities reflecting the specific expertise in language and communication. 

Chair Language Development Disorders - Constance Vissers

Constance Vissers has been appointed professor by special appointment of Language Development Disorders at Radboud University’s Faculty of Social Sciences, in Nijmegen.

Constance Visser

Professor Vissers’ aim is to gain deeper insight into the neuropsychology of language development disorders, in order to strengthen the expertise available for the increasingly diverse target groups at Kentalis.

Chair Deaf Education - Loes Wauters

Loes Wauters has been appointed professor by special appointment at the Behavioural Science Institute at Radboud University in Nijmegen on 1 April 2023. 

Loes Wauters

In the chair 'Education and teaching of deaf and hearing impaired children and adolescents', she focuses on the development of deaf and hard-of-hearing children and adolescents and the factors that influence this development.  

Chair Multiple Disabilities and Complex Communication Needs - Saskia Damen

Saskia Damen has been appointed professor by special appointment at the University of Groningen (RUG in Dutch, located in North Netherlands) on 1 September 2022.

Saskia Damen

In the chair 'Development and learning of persons with multiple disabilities and complex communication needs and of persons with congenital or early acquired deafblindness' she focuses on the development, evaluation and implementation of diagnostic tools and interventions.