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On the occasion of International Autism Awareness Day, Sunday April 2, the 12/13 teams went to a specialized school unit for autistic children in Catus (Lot). Reporting.
In the courtyard of the nursery school in Catus (Lot), they are children who shout and run like the others. However, once recess is over, they meet in their classroom around their specialist teacher. Aged three to six, these children suffer from autism spectrum disorders which oblige the teacher to meet the needs of each little pupil. “You have to adapt according to their understanding, language acquisition or not“, explains Nathalie Vaurs, teacher.
To carry out these tasks, she is accompanied by a team of five adults for seven children, all provided by CERESA, a specialized association. “There will be educators, the psychometrician, the speech therapist and myself as a psychologist. We will work together with National Education“, indicates Leomara Pinto, UEMA manager. The other interest of this unit is inclusion, that is to say the mixing of students during school time. A unit of this type, but in primary school is envisaged the Batch.