AN ATTEMPT OF RESPONDING TO LEARNING "SPECIAL" NEEDS
According to a new-age theory very well described in the book from Lee Carroll and Jan Tober , an Indigo Child is a boy or girl who displays a new and unusual set of psychological attributes, revealing a pattern of behavior generally undocumented before. This pattern has singularly unique factors that call for parents and teachers to change their treatment and upbringing of these kids to assist them in achieving balance and harmony in their lives, and to help them avoid frustration, since this children – sooner or sooner or later destined to become adults – are commonly labeled as “difficult”, “hyperactive”, “hyperkinetic”, “restless” and, for the same reasons, are very often doomed to failure at school.
 Lee Carroll e Jan Tober, I Bambini Indaco. Una nuova evoluzione della razza umana, Macro Edizioni 2003
Certifications of dyslexia, dyspraxia, specific language impairment, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or attention deficit disorder (ADD), etc. are often the scholastic institution’s response to this type of behavioral issues, with all the pros and cons that a certification of this type involves, and its consequences on the self-esteem of the concerned student.
Self-esteem relies on a base which is common to two feelings: the one of being recognized at school and the one of being supported affectively. The major feeling these learners will have to face throughout the school years is a lack of comfort, related to the fact that often they remain in a position of being “consciously incompetent”.
It is our role as a parent / tutor / teacher to find out these abilities and to valorize learners by celebrating these abilities at all times, and as often as possible publicly. We must do everything to avoid the stage of ‘cognitive death’.
 See i quattro stadi di apprendimento, come definiti in André & Lelord, Estime de soi, Ed. Odile Jacob, 2004
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In response to these specific needs, my Indigo’ sElection offers:
- Task-based monothematic courses with
- A reduced number of focused goals, carefully customized;
- reprocessing activities in different learning styles (visual, auditory, kinestetic…) and cognitive styles (systematic / intuitive, reflective / impulsive);
- straightaway achievement award (award for successfully attending the course, participation bonuses, discounts and promotions for attending more courses, etc.).
FREE courses of information / study / support and materials for the PARENTS interested.