Communication Disorders Program

Professional with young boy


Children between 0 and 18 years of age with a significant and persistent communication disorder, and diagnosed with:

  • A speech and language disorder
  • An Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)
  • Stuttering

Services offered:

  • Assessment of the child’s function and developmental level
  • Interventions supporting the child’s development
  • Psychosocial support for the child and his/her family
  • Parent workshops and support groups
  • Support for integration into daycare, school and leisure activities
  • Timely consultations for school-age children and their family
  • Assessment, counselling and training for the use of technical aids

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

  • Audiology
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Psychoeducation
  • Psychology
  • Special Care Counselling
  • Speech & Language Pathology
  • Social Work

Types of interventions:

  • Individual therapy
  • Group interventions

Services are offered:

  • At the Mackay site
  • In the child’s environment (home ,daycare, school)

Other services and partnerships:

  • Service for Assistive Technology: Communication
  • Camp Massawippi Summer camp, a fully adapted residential summer camp located in the Eastern Townships
  • Mackay Centre School, a specialized English Montreal School Board school housed at the Mackay site

To access services:

  • To be eligible to receive services, the child must be diagnosed with a speech and language disorder, a severe language delay, an auditory processing disorder or stuttering and report persistent and significant difficulties in executing life habits as a result of the communication disorder.
  • The referral source must include the speech pathology report (speech and language disorder, severe language delay) or an audiology report (auditory processing disorder)or a medical or speech and language referral specifying persistent stuttering, as well as any other pertinent report with the Request for Services Form (DSIE Form for professionals working within the Health and Social Services Network).
  • All documents must be sent to Admissions.

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

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