One in 160 children has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). (WHO)
ASD consist of a range of conditions characterised by some degree of impaired social behaviour, communication and language, and a narrow range of interests and activities that are both unique to the individual and carried out repetitively.
The challenges of people with autism is characterized largely by limitations in communication and language as a result of disturbances in the field of observation, information processing and meaning.
The expertise of Kentalis in relation to autism addresses the limitations in communication and life skills. As an expert in communication Kentalis developed knowledge about communication in autism. Early detection, proper training and interventions contribute to reducing behavioral problems and increase the opportunities for participation in society.
The basis for good education and care is proper diagnosis. This concerns both the diagnostics related to disorders, as diagnostics necessary for the preparation of the development perspective of the student in education or treatment in care.
With expertise in communication and language development we can help children with ASD:
- to get grip of their environment
- give them the tools they need to communicate
- to be empowered and be able to develop into adults who are able to participate in society.
In the Academy applied research is availbale on:
- autism and communication
- early diagnostics
- autism and sign language
- autism and interventions
- development of a communication app
- pilots on joint attention and imitation
Bridging communication barriers