Section 7: Other Services

Assessment Services

UNB Student Accessibility Centre

Room 212, Marshall d’Avray Hall
UNB, PO Box 4400
Fredericton, NB E3B 5A3
Tel: (506) 453-3515
Fax: (506) 453-4765
CONTACT:  Director

Centre exists to provide services to support students with disabilities, both visible and invisible, during their academic experience at UNB (see Post-Secondary Education for services offered)

Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation – Adaptive Driving Service

The Adaptive Driving Service enables persons with disabilities to have safe and accessible transportation in their community.

It is a provincial rehabilitation service.  Services are directed towards individuals who, as passengers or drivers, may benefit from specially adapted vehicles and/or driver training. A comprehensive assessment is completed that considers the client’s physical, visual and cognitive/perceptual abilities.  Specially adapted equipment may be suggested to help the client to access and control the vehicle.  Information on equipment, suppliers and funding sources is provided.  Driver training may be recommended.

Services:

  • Driver Assessment
  • Driver Training
  • Consultation Services

Contact:
Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation
Attn.: Adaptive Driving
800 Priestman Street
Fredericton, NB E3B 0C7
Tel: 506-447-4214
Fax: 506-447-4160
Email: [email protected]

NB Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists

This Association is the registering body for speech-language pathologists and audiologists in the province of New Brunswick. Speech-Language Pathologists work with people who have trouble talking, listening, feeding, or swallowing.

They help by:

  • preventing communication problems;
  • promoting speech and language skills in children;
  • testing and counselling people with communication and swallowing problems;
  • working with others to treat people with communication and swallowing problems; and
  • helping people who cannot talk find other ways to communicate.

147 Ellerdale Ave.
Moncton, NB E1A 3M8
Tel: (506) 858-1788
E-mail: [email protected]
Website:  www.nbaslpa.ca

College of Psychologists of New Brunswick

This is a regulatory body for licensing psychologists to practice in the province of New Brunswick.  As well, they provide a Directory of licensed members and receive complaints regarding professional conduct.

Click on the link below for a search tool allows you to obtain the list of the licensed psychologists including the region of the province in which they practice. In order to find a psychologist who specifically offers services related to Learning Disabilities, you would select your region and select ‘Learning and Language Disabilities’ under Services Offered – Category.

http://www.cpnb.ca/en/psychology_finding.aspx

Contact:
Head Office
P.O. Box 201
Station A
Fredericton, NB E3B 4Y9
Tel: 459-1994
Fax: 857-9813
E-mail: [email protected]

Auditory Processing Disorder Testing

What is Auditory Processing Disorder?

An Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) is a deficit in interpreting auditory information. Our ears detect sounds, but it is our brain that helps us figure out what those sounds mean. Typically, a person with an Auditory Processing Disorder has normal hearing, but the brain has difficulty interpreting speech and other sounds in a meaningful way.

Who is a Candidate for APD Testing?

Before booking a patient for APD testing, they must:

  • Be 7 years of age or older
  • Be fluent in English or French
  • Be having difficulties in school or work environments
  • Have intelligible speech
  • Be able to understand simple instructions
  • Be able to repeat words/sentences
  • Have an intellectual potential that appears to be in the normal range
  • Not present with a diagnosis that could explain the difficulties encountered (e.g., ASD, global developmental delay, various syndromes, language disorder)
  • Not present with peripheral hearing impairment (e.g., diagnosed hearing loss, wearing a hearing aid, ear infections, etc.)
  • Present with some typical characteristics of APD based on screening and/or case history

Who Can Refer for APD Testing?

  • Health-care professionals (physicians, speech-language pathologists, psychologists, etc.)
  • Educational professionals (teachers, resource teachers, etc.)
  • Parents/caregivers (not available in all Audiology centres)

How Do I Refer Someone for APD Testing?

Send a regular referral to the Audiology Department requesting APD testing. An appointment will be given for a hearing evaluation and APD screening. If a full APD assessment is warranted, it will be arranged through the Audiology Department.

Contacts:

  • Moncton
    The Moncton Hospital
    Speech and Hearing Department
    135 MacBeath Avenue
    Moncton, NB E1C 6Z8
    Tel: 506-857-5365 Fax: 506-857-5364
  • Fredericton
    Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital
    Audiology Department
    P.O. Box 9000
    700 Priestman St.
    Fredericton, NB E3B 5N5
    Tel: 506-452-5931 Fax: 506-452-5814
  • Upper River Valley
    Upper River Valley Hospital
    Audiology Department
    11300 Route 130
    Waterville, Carleton County, NB E7P 0A4
    Tel: 506-375-2569 Fax: 506-375-2840
  • Saint John (French testing available)
    Saint John Regional Hospital
    Audiology Department
    400 University Avenue
    Saint John, NB E2L 4L2
    Tel: 506-648-6545 Fax: 506-648-6594
  • Sussex
    Sussex Health Centre
    Audiology Department
    75 Leonard Drive
    Sussex, NB E4E 2P7
    Tel: 506-432-3123 Fax: 506-432-3181
  • Miramichi (French testing available)
    Miramichi Regional Hospital
    Audiology Department
    500 Water St.
    Miramichi, NB E1V 3G5
    Tel: 506-623-3120 Fax: 506-623-6198

Miscellaneous Services

Provincial Youth Treatment Program

This program provides services to youth with severe conduct disorder (18 years and younger) who have experienced loss in family and have difficulties in both the school and community settings.

115 Connaught Avenue,
Moncton, NB E1C 3P4
Tel: (506) 856-3262
Fax: (506) 856-2238
Contact: Educational Supervisor

The Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) & Bookshare

The Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) offers free online service to open world of reading for people with print disabilities. The joy of reading is now accessible for people with print disabilities through your local public library.  In 2014, Canadian public libraries established CELA to champion a national effort to enrich the reading experience for persons who cannot easily read standard print. What does this mean for you or a friend who has a severe reading disability? Hours of reading enjoyment from a vast collection of accessible books, movies, best-selling novels and non-fiction.  Get instant access to more than 300,000 titles, including Globe & Mail bestsellers, popular books by acclaimed Canadian authors as well as classics, poetry, periodicals, and children’s literature. Choose an accessible format right for you, including audio and e-text. Your local public library also offers access to Bookshare, an online nonprofit library of copyrighted content. The accessible ebooks are read with computers, tablets or smartphones. For more information, visit your public library and ask about CELA and Bookshare (www.celalibrary.ca).

The Canada Revenue Agency

Tax credits and deductions are available for persons with disabilities, their supporting family members, and their caregivers. For more information: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/disability/

The disability tax credit (DTC) is a non-refundable tax credit used to reduce income tax payable on the income tax and benefit return. A person with a severe and prolonged impairment in physical or mental functions may claim the disability amount once they are eligible for the DTC.

Other benefits include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Disability supports deduction
  • Child disability benefit
  • Registered disability savings plan

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