PROJECTS FUNDED

CLINIQUE PARENTS PLUS

The REA Foundation is currently funding the development of leading-edge practices at the Clinique Parents Plus 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.

VESTIBULAR CLINIC

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).

 

BRIDGING FUND

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.

SELA EQUIPMENT

The REA Foundation is currently funding the replacement of medical equipment: auditory localization evaluation system (SELA).

SELA makes it possible to evaluate auditory localization abilities, which are essential for ensuring that deaf-blind clients are able get around safely and autonomously in real-life situations. SELA is used to respond to the needs of the deaf-blind clientele served by the joint Surdicécité program, but also those in western Québec who require an evaluation in auditory localization in order to maintain and develop their ability to get around safely and autonomously.

SOCIAL CIRCUS

The REA Foundation is currently funding the development of an implementation and clinical intervention guide for the social circus program for physical rehabilitation.

The project involves developing a guide that describes the social circus program for physical rehabilitation in order to ensure the sustainability of this service within the CCSMTL and beyond, and to enable the transfer of this innovative practice to young people with physical disabilities during their transition from school to active adult life.

INTERN EVALUATIONS

The REA Foundation is currently funding the upgrade of evaluations of interns and their workstations.

The IRGLM receives some 650 students a year from various milieus, including medicine, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, social service, psychology, nursing, nutrition and others. These students come to develop their skills through workplace internships. The project seeks to provide better evaluation and feedback to these interns.

SAGE PROJECT

The REA Foundation is currently funding a team of specialists in the application and generalization of expertise

With the goal of introducing to the organization a culture of evidence-based continuous improvement, a team of specialists in the application and generalization of expertise (SAGEs) has been established and became operational in fall 2011 with financial support from the Foundation. The SAGEs’ mandate is to encourage clinicians to reflect on their current practices in order to promote the implementation of best practices in their program. They work to coordinate, promote and facilitate the adoption of best practices under the authority of program leaders.

This project receives support from the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation.

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