For once a teacher with Down’s Syndrome teaches kids

by Beatrice Credi - 2017.01.13
For once a teacher with Down’s Syndrome teaches kids
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Camille Besson is the first teacher in France with Down's Syndrome. The 21-year-old woman, upon receiving her diploma for teaching young children, started working at the pre-school for children in the age range 0 - 3. At Garderieland a Bourgoin-Jallieu, she takes care of 10 little ones, exactly as her colleagues do. Camille works approximately 9 hours a week changing diapers, feeding the babies, singing and playing, along with the others. In fact, other teachers and the parents are pleased with her unique, affectionate approach and the special way she is able to get the small children involved in various activities. However, there have been a number of obstacles as well. Among them, managing the stress and energy level necessary for the job. Also, her difficulty with having to yell and discipline the kids. “I've known her since she's been 6 years old – remarks Eric Giordano, Director of the school – we started with a 2-month internship coordinated with the association, PairFormHand”. Thanks to them, we receive the support necessary for hiring employees with disabilities, a service that they provide to all employers who want to do so.

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