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

Kentalis has an extraordinary chair in Deaf Education at the Radboud University Nijmegen. The chair is located at the Behavioral Science Institute (graduate school) and the Department of Special Educational Needs. The chair was held by Harry Knoors from 2003 to June 2022. His successor will be announced soon.

Chair Multiple Disabilities and Complex Communication Needs

Saskia Damen has been appointed professor by special appointment at the University of Groningen (RUG) 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.