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Our programs

Our service structure

To increase the children’s autonomy, to enhance their social integration and participation as well as to support their families throughout their development, the Centre de réadaptation Marie Enfant (CRME) favours a structure by client program.

Hence, children and teenagers who share similar difficulties are registered in a same program.

This structure allows for the provision of services based on the needs of the children, teenagers, parents and their families.

Client programs

Client programs are divided up as follows:

  • Amputations and other musculoskeletal lesions (brachial plexus, rheumatology, scoliosis, victims of third-degree burns, etc.);
  • Communication disorders (including students who are receiving services from the Centre des Amis des Mots (CAM));
  • Cerebral motor deficits;
  • Neuromuscular diseases;
  • Neurotraumatology;
  • Motor development disorders.

Multi-Client Programs

Some other programs are intended for children and teenagers who have different diagnoses or with various difficulties. They are grouped up in a manner which meets a set of specific needs.

Multi-client programs include:

  • Intensive Functional Rehabilitation Unit,
  • Residential resources,
  • Technical aids,
  • Augmentative and alternative communication,
  • Dental services.

Satellite Programs

We also have various multi-client programs offered in different service centres. These programs are known as satellite programs.

They include:

  • Rehabilitation in school such as at École Victor-Doré, École Joseph-Charbonneau, École La Passerelle and the team who ensures support to school integration in all mainstream schools of the Montreal and Laval school boards;
  • Rehabilitation for children with motor disabilities in Laval (including clients who are serviced by École Jean-Piaget).

Provincial Program

The Ministère de la Santé et des Services Sociaux du Québec has also granted the Centre de réadaptation Marie Enfant (CRME) the province-wide mandate to handle funding requests for augmentative and alternative communication aids made by rehabilitation centres, CSSS health and social service centres and regional hospital centres.

Hence, the CRME was appointed as the administrating body of the Programme Ministériel des Aides Techniques à la Communication Orale ou Écrite, also known as PMATCOM.

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Updated on 11/7/2023
Created on 9/10/2014
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