They are autistic, live with dyslexia, psychiatric disorders or a disabling disease that prevents them from completing normal school attendance… Your school association offers home lessons that adapt to the needs and rhythm of each of them.
14-year-old Hadrien did not enjoy going to school, on the contrary… Autistic, he also has ADHD (attention deficit disorder with or without hyperactivity), severe dysgraphia, anxiety, sleep disorders and excessive fatigue. After the morning class, sometimes he needed to shut himself in the dark for hours at a time. At 5 p.m., they literally washed him away ” says his mother, Ana Duran. His parents have already tried everything: AESH (accompanying a student with a medical handicap), private help, long-distance… In vain. Hadrian falls into anorexia and begins to scarify himself. ” Your home school (VECV) saved it ” Mom is happy. This association offers home education for sick or disabled children and teenagers from kindergarten to senior year to avoid exclusion. Despite the progress made since 2005, some in school do not find ” ordinary a solution adapted to their specific needs (video opposite). Device ” unfortunately “unique, feel sorry for the parents.
Institutions, not the right option
” Hadrian has good intellectual, logical, and understanding skills, but is difficult to express and has trouble deciphering emotions. He is quite a sponge, he takes everything personally and does not have the ability to put things into perspective “explains the mother. He also tries to manage noise, movement, his environment, his body. and panic when he cannot predict what will happen “. But then where to educate these children? oversized » In IME (medical-educational institute), Ulis (localized unit for inclusive education)? ” Institutions are not suitable for those who do not have mental retardation, are not rewarding enough and can even accentuate behavioral problems snaps Ana Duran. According to her, several Ulysses admitted that they could not meet Hadrian’s needs because the students in these college classes often did not yet learn to read and write. ” So we would put him in a failure situation “, deduces the mother.
After four years in Your school at homeon the advice of his psychiatrist, he left ” a mute child, unable to ask for help, to a young person who takes great pleasure in communication “. He also gained independence, he sleeps better, he eats better.” Previously, environmental management took precedence over the enjoyment of social life. Today, this solution offers him stability and a perspective for the future. ” he greets his mother. The recipe for this success? Support and respect for the student’s rhythm. Currently in his third year, Hadrien is studying all the subjects necessary to obtain a patent, spread over ten hours a week. ” Despite the limited schedule, he manages to follow the National Education Program because there is no need to manage the group. ” says Ana. Mathematics, English, history, physical education, visual arts… In general, a primary school teacher visits her students one to three times a week for 1:30 to two hours per subject, i.e. a maximum of 6 hours a week. classes and between 12:00 and 14:00 for secondary school. rhythm” ideal for Hadrian. So, when he was offered to do some high school subjects the next year, the answer was clear: ” NOT ! “. ” He doesn’t feel ready and is still marked by the difficulty of being in a group of more than five people ”, Details about his mother, who urges the spread of this device.
Free and personalized education
VECV currently manages four private facilities, including three under contract with the Ministry of National Education, in Ile-de-France and Normandy. Education is free, just like in a state school, you only need to register with the association through an annual fee of 100 euros. Every year, it brings together 150 to 180 students, mostly with mental disorders, but also with autism, with disabling diseases, motor or sensory disabilities, cerebral palsy (CMI) or dys-disorders. ” Home education is an interesting alternative for young people who, for physical or psychological reasons, cannot travel by public transport. “, explains Marie-Suzanne Dejean de La Bâtie, director of the France Quéré secondary school, who confirms that the bet is the same, at least a partial return in their sector school, a place of socialization. ” Some mental disorders lead to anxiety completely incompatible with the school communityadds. School phobia is sometimes accompanied by social phobia. The result: sometimes we can’t even get them out of the room to teach them. Patience and understanding are key then. Qualities that teachers trained in the field of supporting young people with disabilities have developed over the years in contact with their students.
More requests than offers
Patience – in addition to the prescription of the specialist doctor who monitors the young person – will also have to be shown by the families involved in order to integrate this school, which has a 100% success rate in graduation studies. ” We have many requests, much more than offersconfirmed by Marie-Suzanne Dejean de La Bâtie. About fifty files are waiting for secondary and 70 for primary. To compensate, a new antenna has just opened its doors in Rouen, with more to follow in the coming years. ” Every region would need facilities like ours, but financially it is very complicated “, assures the director. ” Many parents are impatiently waiting for the creation of a mix between VECV and regular school “, insists Ana Duran. As for Hadrian, who thought it was impossible to continue his education, he now dreams of going further. ” He would like to become a composer, but also a musicologist and teach music theory, this is his current passion. her mother smiled.
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