In the classroom, adopted children may show the consequences of a past characterised by living through difficult situations and experiences. However, all studies show that the majority of these children progress well. Our experience over the years, with a high percentage of adopted children, is very satisfactory. However, for this to be the case, it is necessary to perform an early intervention which coordinates the work of different professionals: tutor, teachers, specialists, and the family, in order to attend to the most urgent areas: socioemotional, cognitive, and teaching and learning.
It is often thought that adopted children are a homogenous group with common needs and characteristics, but the reality is quite different. No two adopted children are the same. For this reason, it is necessary to perform an initial evaluation which enables us to understand their learning style, their instrumental level, the degree to which any possible difficulties will affect them. It is frequent to initially find adopted children who:
Areteia School is committed to attention to diversity. For this reason, we bring together the tools and resources necessary to offer an individualised approach to the educational needs of adopted children and teenagers. This process goes from welcoming the pupil, encouraging a good relationship with their classmates, establishing an emotional link with their teachers which allows them to be relaxed, improving their autonomy, training their attention, as well as ensuring that they feel competent, focusing on what they achieve and not what is lacking, and establishing school routines which provide them with the security needed to facilitate their learning process.