French School
of Singapore

Students with special educational needs

GAIN (Support and Integration Group)

GAIN (Support and Integration Group)

Growing up is not easy: whatever the difficulties, differences or disabilities, students are entitled to personalised support.

The Lycée Français de Singapour is one of the few institutions overseas that has a structure dedicated to students with special educational needs. Its aim is to prevent and reduce social and learning difficulties that students may face, by providing specific information and guidance to teachers and parents. Students with disabilities and/or specific learning needs can benefit from the specific support schemes.

Who to contact ?

One address : gain@lfs.edu.sg

  • The school psychologist: Cristina Dominguez Soler provides a space for talking and listening, by conducting individual and confidential meetings with the students and/or parents from Kindergarten to Terminale (Grade 12). She assesses the needs and demands and may direct to outside partners. She not only intervenes when the issue concerns the studies but also when it is about personal matters.
  • The teacher of French as a Language of Instruction (FLSco): Claire Cothias works with non-French speaking students coming from non-French speaking school systems to improve their language skills and ease their integration into the class.
  • The specialised educators (maîtres E): Marc Cothias from CP to CM2 (Grade 1 to Grade 5) and Philippe Coutaz for Secondary, work in groups of 3 or 6, with students who show learning difficulties. Unlike support activities, the specialised educators help to set cognitive strategies for the students, and to support them in the acquisition of skills necessary to perform in school.
  • The learning specialist (maître G): Jean-Charles Vauzelle, works most of the time on one-on-one, with children having difficulties adapting to the school environment and having difficulties becoming « students ». To achieve that, he uses games, drawing, psychomotor skills as mediums to restore or create the desire to learn.

Dyslexia, dysphasia, dyspraxia: if your child is diagnosed with a learning disability, come and share with us at: gain@lfs.edu.sg, there are ways to support him/her effectively.