They are autistic, living with dys, psychiatric disorders or a debilitating disease that prevents them from following a normal school… The association Your school near you offers home lessons that adapt to the needs and rhythm of each one.
Hadrien, 14, did not enjoy going to school at all, on the contrary… Autistic, he also has ADHD (attention deficit disorder with or without hyperactivity), severe dysgraphia, anxiety, sleep disorders and excessive fatigue. After a morning of lessons, sometimes he had to shut himself up in the dark for hours at a time. At 5 p.m., he is literally washed away “says his mother Anna Duran. His parents have tried everything: AUSh (accompanying a student with a disability), private support, distance school… In vain. Adrian sinks into anorexia and begins to scarify himself. ” Your Homeschool (VECV) saved it “, his mother rejoices. This association offers home education for children and adolescents who are ill or have a disability, from kindergarten to the last year, to avoid their exclusion. Despite the progress made since 2005, some do not find the school ” ordinary of a solution adapted to their specific needs (video opposite). Device ” Unfortunately “Unique, I feel sorry for the parents.
Institutions is not the right option
” Adrian has good intellectual, logical and comprehension skills, but he has difficulty expressing himself and has trouble deciphering emotions. He is a real sponge, takes everything personally and has no ability to put things into perspective “, his mother explains. He also struggles to manage noise, movement, his environment, his body. and panics when he cannot predict what will happen “. But then where should we educate these children? oversized »? In IME (Institute of Medical Education), Ulis (Localized Inclusive Education Unit)? ” Institutions are not suitable for people without intellectual disabilities, are not enriching enough and can even accentuate behavioral problems retorts Anna Durand. According to her, several Ullis admitted that they could not meet Adrian’s needs because often in these classes, in college, the students had not yet learned to read and write. ” So we were going to put him in a fail situation “, concludes the mother.
After four years in Your school at homeon the advice of his psychiatrist, he switched from ” a mute child who cannot ask for help, to a young person who takes great pleasure in socializing “. He has also gained autonomy, he sleeps better, he eats better. ” Before the management of the environment took precedence over the pleasure of communication. Today, this decision offers him stability and perspective for the future. his mother greeted. The recipe for this success? Personalized support and respect for the student’s rhythm. Currently in third grade, Hedrian is studying all the subjects required to pass the patent, spread over ten hours a week. ” Despite the limited schedule, he manages to follow the National Curriculum as there is no group management. Anna says. Mathematics, English, history, physical education, visual arts… In general, in elementary school, the teacher visits his students one to three times a week, ranging from 1:30 to two hours per subject, i.e. a maximum of 6 hours a week of classes, and between 12 and 2 p.m. for secondary school. beat” ideal for Hadrian. So when he was offered to study some high school subjects next year, the answer was clear: ” NO ! “. ” He doesn’t feel ready and is still scarred by the difficulty of being in a group of more than five people “Specifies his mother, who calls for the spread of this device.
Free and adapted training
VECV currently operates four private establishments, including three under contract with the Ministry of National Education, in Ile-de-France and Normandy. Tuition is free, as the public school simply asks you to join the association through an annual fee of 100 euros. Each year they bring together between 150 and 180 students, mostly with mental disorders, but also with autism, disabling diseases, motor or sensory impairments, cerebral palsy (CMI) or even dys disorders. ” Home schooling is an interesting alternative for young people who cannot use public transport for physical or psychological reasons. “, explains Marie-Suzanne Dejean de La Bâtie, director of the college-high school France Quéré, who confirms that the bet is still a return at least partially to their school or sector, a place of socialization. ” Some mental disorders lead to anxiety completely incompatible with the school groupshe adds. School phobia is sometimes accompanied by social phobia. Result: sometimes we can’t even get them out of their room to teach them. Then the key is patience and understanding. Qualities that teachers trained to support young people with disabilities have developed over years of contact with their students.
More requests than offers
Patience – in addition to the prescription of the specialist doctor who follows the young person – interested families will also have to show it in order to integrate this school, which has a 100% matriculation success rate. ” We have many requests, many more than available offersconfirms Marie-Suzanne Dejean de La Battie. About fifty files are expected for the secondary and 70 for the primary. To cope, a new antenna has just opened in Rouen, others should follow in the coming years. ” Every region will need establishments like ours, but financially it is very complicated », assures the director. ” Many parents are looking forward to the creation of a mix between VECV and regular school Anna Durand insists. As for Hadrian, who thought it impossible to continue his education, now he dreams of going further. ” He would like to become a composer, but also a musicologist and teach music theory, which is his passion at the moment. – her mother smiled.
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