Multiple Impairment Program

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Clientele:

Children between 0-17 years of age (18-21 years of age if still attending high school), with significant and persistent impairment in two or more areas: motor, visual and/or auditory.

Services offered:

  • Assessment of the child’s function and developmental level
  • Interventions supporting the child’s development
  • Assessment, counselling and training in the use of technical aids
  • Psychosocial support for the child and his/her family
  • Parent group information and support during the entire rehabilitation process
  • Access to the Dysphagia and Feeding Disturbance, Orthopedic, Saliva Management and Low Vision clinics

A multidisciplinary team of professionals working in collaboration to respond to the needs identified by the client/parents from the following disciplines:

  • Audiology
  • Medicine (developmental paediatrics; Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT); orthopaedics)
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Speech and Language Pathology

Types of interventions:

  • Individual therapy
  • Group interventions

Services may be given:

  • At MAB and Mackay sites
  • In the child’s environment (home, daycare, school)

Other Services and partnerships:

  • Service for assistive technology : Motor Impairment
  • Service for assistive technology : Communication
  • Service for assistive technology : Visual Impairment
  • Service for assistive technology : Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing
  • Specialized clinics: Dysphagia and Feeding Disturbance, Saliva Management, Orthopedics and Low Vision
  • Technical Aids boutique
  • Philip E Layton School, a specialized English Montreal School Board school housed at the MAB site
  • Mackay Centre School, a specialized English Montreal School Board school housed at the Mackay site
  • Camp Massawippi Summer camp, a fully adapted residential summer camp located in the Eastern Townships
  • Camp Massawippi Day camp, a fully adapted day camp located at the MAB site
  • Viomax, a partner offering adapted sports and day camp activities at the Mackay site

To access services:

  • To be eligible for services, a child must be diagnosed with multiple impairments (motor, auditory and/or visual).
  • The referral source must include a copy of the following reports according to the type of impairment:
    • Sensorineural or permanent conductive hearing loss: Copy of the audiogram
    • Motor disability: Diagnostic medical report
    • Visual impairment: Diagnostic ophthalmological or optometry report
  • All documents must be sent to Admissions along with the Request for Services Form (DSIE Form for professionals working within the Health and Social Services Network).

To make a request for services:
Service de l'accueil, évaluation, orientation (AEO)



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