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Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS)

Treatment and rehabilitation

Most of the time, survivors of shaken baby syndrome suffer permanent damage. Specialized rehabilitation services are required to enhance their development, which can include occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech-language therapy, special education, etc. These services are provided in a regional rehabilitation centre. The Marie Enfant Rehabilitation Centre (CRME) is the CHUSJ’s rehabilitation facility that receives children to whom these rehabilitation services are delivered.

First, the CHUSJ’s child abuse team determines, along with the trauma team, all the different services that the child will need on a short-, medium- and long-term basis. Young SBS victims are children who suffered head trauma.

The CRME’s team of professionals assist these babies with their development and work with their families by giving them the necessary tools for their baby’s psychomotor development. The objective is to give the child every means possible to develop normally.

The parents, who are the second victims of SBS, sometimes feel a sense of relief and less stigmatized after meeting with the rehabilitation team. (in collaboration with Gagnon, S. CRME, 2011)

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Updated on 10/6/2014
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