Services at the Clinic
Our team consists of specialists in evaluating learning and language disorders. Each professional works as a team to provide individualized and efficient services in order to address the strengths and weaknesses of each client. In doing so, our professionals create an individualized intervention plan adapted to the client. The clinic uses innovative and ecosystemic approaches while having in-depth knowledge of compensatory technological aids as well as public, community, and private services in the Montérégie area in order to meet the specific learning needs of our clients.
The specialty of neuropsychology is the evaluation of cognitive functions. This evaluation aids in identifying the strengths and weaknesses of each child and adolescent, which facilitates finding resources that optimize their learning and functioning.
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The domain of speech-language pathology includes the evaluation and intervention of speech, language, and communication difficulties. This expertise aids in identifying the strengths and weaknesses in oral language (i.e. comprehension and expressive), written language (i.e. reading and writing), and the speech of school-age children, adolescents, and young adults.
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Occupational therapy focuses on the evaluation and intervention of different motor difficulties as well as sensory and perceptual difficulties of children. In large, it targets the functional impact of motor difficulties and independence at home (e.g. dressing, eating, leisure activities) and at school (e.g. calligraphy, organization).
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Psychological services involve the evaluation and treatment of psychological functioning of children and adolescents. It aids in the identification and treatment of developmental, affective, and/or mood disorders (e.g. anxiety, interpersonal difficulties, adjustment difficulties, social).
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Remedial/resource services aid in the development and teaching of cognitive and compensatory learning strategies. This fosters development to the full potential of students who are experiencing learning difficulties, thereby maximizing and optimizing their learning and academic success.
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Pediatric psychiatry is a speciality in medicine that can diagnose or determine the treatment needs of children and adolescents with complex conditions. This service, offered at the clinic, are covered by the RAMQ.
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External and Professional Services
The professionals at Clinique Churchill offer training and conferences to share their expertise and experiences. These events are designed for school professionals (e.g. teachers, resource teachers, special educators, etc) or health care professionals (e.g. occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, doctors, etc) and are offered to individual, small, or large groups
The content and duration of these services can be adapted to meet the needs of each target audience (e.g. screening, intervention, classroom adaptation, and use of technological tools).
Here are some training and conference topics that can be addressed:
- Early identification of different learning disorders (e.g. ADHD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, language disorder, dyspraxia, Autism Spectrum Disorder, dyscalculia, etc)
- Effective intervention skills for children and adolescents with learning disorders
- Adaptive teaching skills for students with learning disorders
- Teaching of compensatory strategies for reading, writing, organization, studying, and memorization
- Effective utilisation of technological aids in the classroom (e.g. Médialexie, Lexibar, WordQ, Antidote, Inspiration, Whitesmoke, Ghotit, etc)
Many of the workshops are accredited by the Order of the Psychologists of Quebec (L’Ordre des psychologues du Québec) and by the faculty of medicine of the University of Montreal.
The specialists at Clinique Churchill (e.g. neuropsychologist, speech-language pathologists, and occupational therapists) can travel to schools and daycare centres to evaluate children who exhibit characteristics of learning disorders. The evaluation helps to identify strengths and weaknesses of these students. The results of the evaluation provide recommendations that aid in creating individualized intervention plans in the academic setting. The professionals work in collaboration with teachers and school personnel to ensure the academic success of each student. A service agreement is put into place beforehand between Clinique Churchill and the establishment.
On-site Follow-up Therapy
Follow-up services of remedial aid, speech-language, and occupational therapy in the school setting are available based on the needs of elementary and secondary students who present learning difficulties. On-site follow-up therapy will allow the development of a good collaboration between the professionals of Clinique Churchill and the educational team members at the school. A service agreement is put into place beforehand between the clinic and the establishment.
The My File Portal is for parents of children who receive Clinique Churchill services outside of the clinic. Through the portal, the professional working with the child communicates the results of the evaluation and intervention, which can be accessed directly by the parents.
Our team at Clinique Churchill
Services in Assisstive Technology/Technological Aids
Learning and language disorders can often be effectively managed with technological aids.
The speech-language pathologists at Clinique Churchill have developed an expertise on assistive technology that supports reading and writing skills. They have in-depth knowledge of software programs (e.g. Médialexie, Lexibar, WordQ, Antidote, Inspiration, Ghotit, etc) and other learning devices that provide considerable support to students with learning disorders.
In order to functionally and appropriately use assistive technology in the classroom and at home, it is important that the person who is using the technological aids receives individualized training tailored to his or her needs. The speech-language pathologists and resource teachers at Clinique Churchill offer this specialized training in all the technological aids currently available on the market.