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13: Laval


Community Health Promotion in a School Setting – Services for Students with Reading Difficulties




Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board (SWLSB) and schools, Access Committee, Agence de la santé et des services sociaux de Laval; CSSS de Laval, McGill University: School of Social Work, School of Occupational Therapy, School of Communication Sciences and Disorders; provincial representatives: ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport, ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux; political representatives from Laval


The objective of this project is to increase access to health promotion and prevention in school settings and increase opportunity for McGill University Health and Social Services students to complete internships, as well as to provide these students with an opportunity for employment in the CSSS de Laval and in the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board, which covers the territory of Laval, Lanaudière and the Laurentians. The project will therefore aim to:

  • Better identify and articulate services for students with reading difficulties. As a means of better serving our student population, particularly those students with reading difficulties and disabilities, a multidisciplinary team of professionals, consisting of psychologists, speech and language pathologists, occupational therapists, consultants and guidance counsellors will establish a Reading Difficulties Committee.
  • Share expertise found within our professional services and, with McGill University students and future health professionals, ultimately provide practical solutions that will help unify and improve practices within the SWLSB.
  • Share expertise found within the SWLSB professional services and work with McGill students in the following health professions: Occupational Therapy, Psychology and Communication Sciences and Disorders, in a school setting.
  • Ultimately provide practical solutions that will help unify and improve practices within the SWLSB: share research and best practices, provide solutions, develop and implement prevention and promotion programs that will best serve students with reading disabilities.

BUDGET ALLOCATED FOR 2010-2013 : $75,000 

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