Centre de la fluidité verbale de Montréal
Montreal Fluency Centre

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Making a Difference

The Challenge The MFC Difference
35% of children in Quebec are not prepared to enter
school.
We close this gap by increasing academic readiness
through early and effective therapy
The dropout rate in Quebec is 29%*. We reduce dropout rates and school failures by
providing successful treatment to children through all
educational transitions from preschool to high school.
Some of the most remote areas of Quebec (such as
the James Bay communities) are at the highest risk of
school failure, and have limited access to services.
We make our treatments available to remote
communities
via telepractice, using our
videoconferencing facilities.
Many high risk children are disadvantaged because
their families are unable to pay for language
therapies.
We provide bursaries to families who need financial
assistance – no child is ever turned away for
inability to pay
.
The average waiting time for treatment is 18 months
in the public sector.
Our average waiting time is 3 months.
Treatment takes much longer than it needs to if there
is no home program to support treatment goals.
We enhance treatment effectiveness by developing
and training a full support team both within and
outside the clinic, which includes training parents, in
order to ensure the child’s continued success.
Immigrant families with multiple languages often
represent complex clinical cases – cases very few
clinicians are comfortable treating.
We specialize in complex clinical cases and we
develop community partnerships that enable our
treatment programs to reach this type of family.
Not only do we make the difference on a day-to-day basis, our center and clinicians are internationally
renowned:

  • We publish both nationally and internationally.
  • We have trained over 2000 speech languages pathologists in continuing education workshops across
    North America.
  • Our staff receives ongoing mentoring – mitigating the need for scaled fees – giving every clinician at
    the MFC the same level of knowledge, and providing families with equal opportunities for treatment
    success.

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