Frequently Asked Questions

Theremedial education services is a profession that has existed since the 1960s in Quebec and is part of the field of education (university training). Its expertise lies in the field of social and educational adjustment. Thus, theRemedial professionals develops his professional knowledge, uses evidence through his practice, takes thoughtful action based on the needs of students and follows the professional competency framework specific to theremedial education services (L'ADOQ). In concrete terms, theRemedial professionals intervenes before school difficulties arise (prevention and screening) and afterwards, when difficulties are significant or when students have learning difficulties (re-education in reading, writing and mathematics, use of compensatory strategies and tools). Remedial professionals assesses students' progress on an ongoing basis (achievements and needs that are resistant to intervention) in order to track progress towards goals and make recommendations. Collaboration and communication with teachers, parents and other stakeholders (speech therapist, neuropsychologist, etc.) are essential. Finally, the specialised skills ofRemedial professionals are very often combined with playful activities to better access the pupils' abilities. Intrinsic motivation, commitment and active participation are sought, in order to benefit from the positive impacts of the effective teaching and learning practices ofRemedial professionals.

TheRemedial professionals follows the ADOQ's competency framework, i.e. the profession focuses on specific concepts and intervention techniques. The means are varied according to the needs and interests of the child. NOTHING is generalized. EVERYTHING is ADAPTED, this is our expertise!

In prevention or in response, when parents or teachers identify learning difficulties. TheRemedial professionals intervenes in reading, writing and mathematics, whether it is for the comprehension of instructions or in the acquisition of concepts. Theremedial education services is a regular and more or less long term follow-up, depending on the learner's learning pace. It is practised with students between 6 and 21 years of age, who have different profiles (with or without a diagnosis of a learning disability).

Yes, the objective of the assessment is to identify the student's abilities and limitations in learning reading, writing and mathematics. It also takes into account the strategies and cognitive processes related to this learning in order to plan the re-education (means to achieve the objective) according to the clearly identified needs. Finally, the remedial assessment includes recommendations to ensure that the student is placed in the best conditions for success.

The remedial assessment provides a global vision (a picture) of the learner's learning. Thus, you will have a better idea of: 1. the severity of the difficulties (determine the specific sub-components essential to reading, writing and mathematical skills) 2. the origin of the difficulties (reassure and put into words the difficulties experienced, which seem to be temporary or which resemble a learning disability) 3. the action plan to help the learner (make recommendations)

Tele-orthopedagogy brings a great deal of freedom: 1) The student experiences less absenteeism from school, because he can do his interventions directly from school, online, on his own time (agreement with the school). In this case, the intervention is even more beneficial, because it is not a question of adding an after-school intervention time. In addition, the pupil has all his materials at his disposal. 2) Parents no longer have to travel to ensure their child's intervention. Sometimes the travel time is long and parents have to leave the office early. 3) No matter where you live, we work with French-speaking students who are everywhere in the world! Whether you are on holiday or moving, we maintain our relationship of trust with the student.

Yes, research shows that online intervention is as effective as face-to-face. Our speech therapists are chosen for their skills and have developed an expertise in rehabilitation through technological tools. The students get all the benefits of distance learning!

Yes, we do. Our remedial teachers know how to capture the student's attention and help them develop strategies to improve their attention span. The activities are varied, dynamic and short to allow for a good level of concentration. Try them out! Our students never see the time pass!

At the beginning, the learner may need help from his parents, depending on his age and experience. Very quickly, he or she will know how to use the computer tool on their own.

Our remedial teachers draw up a re-education plan to target well thought-out means of achieving specific objectives, according to the student's needs. They use a variety of technological tools: a second screen, interactive online software, games, a camera connected to the computer for content manipulation, etc. Student interaction and active participation are essential and immediate feedback is provided byRemedial professionals.

The computer is preferable, whether it is a Windows or MAC computer. The surface computer is interesting, for its power and flexibility (two different uses). Some students like the fun aspect of the Ipad and its ease of transport. Nevertheless, the quality of the intervention will be the same; it is up to the student to be the most comfortable with his tools. Our speech therapists adapt to the student.

For the meetings, we have the choice to connect directly via the portal or to use the Zoom platform. The advantage of our portal is that the meetings are recorded so that the student can listen to them again. The advantage of Zoom is that the student can take control of the screen of the orthopaedic surgeon.

Yes, we work on the effective use of the Lexibar software functions. Learning can be done individually or in small groups.

Each family has its own particularity, but in general, for primary school children, it is preferable to have them in a common room (living room or kitchen). For teenagers, they are more comfortable in their rooms.

Of course! Our remedial teachers work with pupils who are doing the CNED, for example. We adapt to your situation.

Yes, our remedial teachers are familiar with the Quebec school curriculum and the official bulletin of the French school system. We use specific techniques to enable our students who understand differently, to overcome the difficulties to meet the expectations of the class. Thus, they learn at their own pace and with pleasure, according to the notions to be seen in the program, while taking into account their knowledge, their abilities, their interests, their limits and their needs,

Yes, we already collaborate with some schools, depending on the needs and requests of parents. The collaboration between Remedial professionals and the teacher has a very positive impact on the child's progress. Schools can subscribe to receive our services. Spread the word!

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Eugénie, university trained in Quebec as Remedial professionals, of French origin and expatriate for more than 10 years, will listen to you and find "tailor-made" solutions with you, according to your situation and your needs. Whether you are a parent, a teacher, a Remedial professionals or a headmaster, contact us so that we can move forward together for the benefit of reaching the full potential of all children.