Kentalis is a national organization in the Netherlands providing diagnostic, care and educational services to people for whom the ability to hear or communicate is not a matter of course. Kentalis is the new name of the organization formed from the merger of Viataal (formerly IvD), Koninklijke Effatha Guyot Groep and Sint Marie.
Expertise and innovation
Kentalis develops specialist knowledge and makes this available to its staff and to other professionals. For example through training, publications, lectures, conferences and this website. Kentalis works closely with national and international partners in developing technological applications for education, therapy, care and support services. In addition, we carry out research in partnership with universities and institutes of professional education.
Kentalis International Foundation
Kentalis International Foundation, also known as ‘International’ and ‘International department’, is an example of sharing knowledge internationaly. It’s an independent foundation operating under the wing of Kentalis. The International Foundation shares knowledge with professionals in developing countries so that they can provide their staff, clients and students with adequate access to language, communication and information.
Bridging language barriers