parents plus clinic
The REA Foundation is currently funding the development of leading-edge practices at the Parents Plus Clinic for parents with physical and cognitive disabilities.
Thanks to a research-clinical collaboration recently established with a researcher from the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation, Carolina Bottari, PhD, a new leading-edge practice is currently being developed to respond to the complex needs of parents with both cognitive disabilities and physical disabilities. This new practice is specifically designed for individuals with one of the following diagnoses: traumatic brain injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy or cerebral palsy.
parents plus clinic at the parents and kids fair
The REA Foundation is currently funding the participation of the Parents Plus Clinic at the Parents and Kids Fair.
By participating in the April 2019 edition, the Parents Plus Clinic allows parents and future parents with disabilities to know the existence of the clinic and thus be able to legitimize the project to start a family despite a physical disability. More details on the fair.
The REA Foundation is currently funding the purchase of equipment to assess, treat and monitor vestibular and neurological patients.
The highly specialized vestibular re-education clinic of the Institut de réadaptation Gingras-Lindsay de-Montréal (IRGLM) has developed one of the most enviable reputations in its field of expertise. Vestibular deficit disorders are conditions that are difficult to treat and require specialized care. Professionals at the vestibular clinic help their patients overcome vertigo and dizziness and regain their balance.
quebec sign language material
The REA Foundation is currently funding the renewal of Quebec Sign Language (LSQ) training material.
The Installation Raymond-Dewar has been providing Quebec Sign Language training for close to 40 years. An incredible number of people have come to Raymond-Dewar to learn the language as well as the culture of the deaf community. In the last five years alone (2012-2016), more than 2600 people between the ages of 11 and 79 have participated in different levels of training (LSQ 1 to 6). This is often their first contact with a deaf person, since instruction is provided by deaf instructors. For this reason, and because LSQ instruction is so important for the Installation Raymond-Deawr and the CIUSSS, the REA Foundation decided to support this project to modernize and update the teaching material (the last revision was in 1997).
Highly specialized research laboratory – sensory/language
The REA Foundation is funding the creation of a highly specialized research laboratory at the Raymond Dewar Institute for the rehabilitation of people who are deaf, deaf-blind, have a language disorder or an auditory processing disorder.
Nearly 1,500 children, 400 teenagers and 2,700 adults with hearing loss, hearing processing disorders, deafblindness or language disorders are currently users at the Raymond-Dewar Institute.
The acquisition of proven technologies, Neuroscan and Eyelink II, will make it possible to measure changes in brain activity during listening exercises or visual stimulation. The laboratory will thus be able to customize rehabilitation services to the needs of targeted clienteles, evaluate the added value of interventions and adjust the clinical support offered.
In addition to the above-mentioned projects, the REA Foundation has established a Bridging Fund to provide funding to patients that contributes directly to their autonomy and their social integration.
This measure makes it possible for eligible individuals to receive annual financial assistance of up to $100 for purchases or fees that are not covered.
Visual Eyes 505m:
Goggles that present new horizons
The REA Foundation has allocated $10,500 for the purchase of specialized equipment that will enable experts at Lucie-Bruneau to offer the most effective care and treatment for vestibular disorders.
In recent years, more has become known about vestibular problems, making them easier to identify. Dizziness and loss of balance have a major impact on a person’s autonomy and quality of life, and hinder the rehabilitation process. In the stroke and other neurological disorders program at the Centre de réadaptation en déficience physique Lucie-Bruneau, there has been an increase in physiotherapy referrals directly related to this condition. In fact, 40 to 60% of physiotherapy clients present vestibular disorders that must be assessed and treated.