October 22, 2021

When to call for help

If your child still seems "down", he may be the victim of a genuine learning disorder: dyslexia, dyspraxia (problem of passage to writing), dysorthography ... affect each 5% of children. These "technical" dysfunctions can be at the source of a school failure having nothing to do with the will or the intelligence ... The diagnosis is established at the end of a psychological assessment (in private practice or in the Psychopedagogical Medical Centers (CMPP), where consultations are reimbursed). Rehabilitation can stop the spiral of failure.

Thanks to Jeanne Siaud-Facchin, clinical psychologist and author of Assist the child in school difficulty (Payot, 21?). She has created, in Marseille, a center specialized in the diagnosis and management of learning disorders. . His website:

The rest of this article in Woman's Spirit from September:

What to do at home?

Is school failure reversible?

If You See This Insect, It's Too Late to Call for Help (October 2021)