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A hearing problem in early childhood can cause auditory perception of sound differences to be difficult. As a result, the child may have difficulty with auditory discrimination in the early stages of learning to read, but often also with analysis/synthesis. Often the child’s memory will also function less well.
Children can be referred from the 2nd half of the 1st grade when they do not achieve an AVI level. Initial reading is then not acquired and probably the basic skills (sub-learning processes) to achieve reading are insufficiently present. A speech therapy or psychomotor examination can reveal this. A diagnosis of dyslexia or reading impairment can be made.
We speak of dysorthography (a spelling problem) when the spelling of the child is clearly below the expected level, compared to age, intelligence and education.
Spelling problems are not age-related : elementary school children, teenagers as well as adults can show dyslexic core features or spelling difficulties. Speech therapy is therefore possible at any time. For students in secondary school, the school is often willing to accept a dyslexia/dysorthography certificate. This allows the school to adjust the evaluation system for that particular student.

Elementary school age

Kindergarten education addresses children from 2.5 to 6 years of age (from 3 to 6 years in the German-speaking Community). It is not mandatory but contributes to the social development of the child. Sometimes preschool education can reveal problems and possible disabilities before the child enters elementary school.
In the French Community, preschool education fits into a pedagogically coherent project in three phases: from kindergarten to the second year of secondary education. These phases correspond to the learning objectives contained in the ‘Socles de compétences’.
In the German-speaking Community, the learning objectives are called ‘Entwicklungsziele’ (development objectives) for preschool education and ‘Kompetenzen’ (competences) for primary education.
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One of the most important aspects of our school is the multicultural nature of its education. The challenge for our pupils is to learn from an early age to work, together and independently, and to communicate with children and adults of other nationalities and cultures in different languages. In this way, children learn to appreciate both their own culture and other cultures.
After holistic learning in kindergarten, our elementary school students will focus more on the mother tongue (language 1), mathematics, the first foreign language (language 2) and other subjects such as music and art.
(1) European Hours are provided for elementary school pupils from the 3rd grade onwards. With the European spirit in mind, pupils from all language groups meet for two periods a week in the same year to participate in joint activities.
Going from primary to secondary school is a big step in the life of any student. In order to make this transition a valuable learning moment, we organize several joint activities between primary and secondary school. Our 5th grade students visit the high school, meet the 1st high school teachers, take part in some classes, participate in the field day with the high school students, etc.

Lengua primero de primaria 2021

A few months ago, Minister Weyts launched his plan to administer a language test to preschoolers. As of September 1, 2020, compulsory education will be reduced from six to five years, and the education minister is taking this opportunity to administer such a test at the beginning of the third kindergarten class. Preschoolers who have insufficient command of Dutch would receive special language lessons or even have to follow a language bath for a year.
Now it appears that the N-VA minister would like to go a step further. For example, children who do not reach the predetermined level at the end of the third year of kindergarten would not be allowed to go to the first year.
Open VLD is in favor of a language screening in the third kindergarten class. «That way you have information on which you can adjust your education if necessary. For example, a language integration trajectory that continues into the first year of school is a possibility to brush up on the knowledge of Dutch.»
Elisabeth Meuleman (Green) calls the proposal «dangerous.» «You can’t see language difficulties in five-year-old preschoolers as a lack of ability or potential. Such a test will work like a hatchet. And it will have major consequences for the students,» says Meuleman.