Academic difficulties : a mother is reluctant to send his children to school

Difficultés scolaires : une mère hésite à renvoyer ses enfants à l’école

A mother of two children with school difficulties, hesitates strongly to the return to school, may 19, due to public health directives.

The girls of Amélie Guérin have a disorder of attention deficit / hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Correspondence with the school of one of his daughters has raised many questions.

“From what I understand, it is that they will not be in a position to offer him the assistance that it had previously, keeping two meters distance. It is not known if she will be his teacher in the usual manner. The children do not have the right to get up from their desk”, she said in an interview at QUB radio with Geneviève Pettersen.



Even if she still works full-time, Ms. Guerin asked if it would not be better to keep them at home and give them it-even one hour per day for their studies.

“It makes me a lot of trouble. I think that the teachers and the management will do everything in their power to ensure that, psychologically, the children do not feel too forced, but the way in which I described the school, this is not a place where one promotes the education of children, but rather a place of supervision”, she said.

Denis Leclerc, president of the Ordre des psychoéducateurs et psychoéducatrices du Québec, indicates that indeed, this will not be a piece of cake.

“The proximity is present and it is desirable in an environment of socialization. For the speaker, you often use this proximity for the relationship of trust develops. So, this one is going to agree, is that we will not be in an ideal situation, we will not be in the usual context, but the alternative is what ? Nothing to offer the child ? No. Everyone is going to have to be creative,” he explained, still at the microphone of Geneviève Pettersen, at QUB radio.



Mr. Leclerc uses precisely the example of a child hyperactive in order to illustrate the complexity of the situation.

“When we go to the constrain in space and you will say, you don’t have to move, it’s going to be a challenge. The speakers will maybe work with this child, there is actually to find ways to live this challenge that is greater for him than it is for another neighbor in the same class”, he testified.

If this is not simple at first glance, the president of the Ordre des psychoéducateurs et psychoéducatrices du Québec, however, specifies that it is precisely for the children with difficulties in school than back-to-school is important and that it should not be set aside.

“If we exclude the students for whom it will be more difficult in the current context, you would just increase the gap between those who do not have difficulty and those who have. Rather, we need to take this opportunity to try to educate and adjust for each of the children,” he said.

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