Abstract: The present report of experience has as a performing context a university extension project developed in a host institution for children and teenagers at risk in the city of Araguari (MG). The described practice focuses on activities undertaken by an intern of the pedagogy course, responding to the request of the management team of the NGO, directed to monitor more closely a child received three years ago, now eight years old and that frequents the local APAE. After the presentation of the National Special Education Policy in Perspective of Inclusive Education (MEC, 2007) some cases reported are considered successful in the academic intervention with the child in focus. Among the difficulties experienced, it initially points out the fear of the so called self-fulfilling prophecy, (BRITTO; LOMONACO, 1983), which, however, was promptly rejected by the intern. Despite moments of resistance and child demotivation, the progress in their learning skills, abilities and attitudes that overcome the limitations that could be due to their psychiatric diagnosis is remarkable. The expectation is that the ongoing experience redounds in even more promising results both when considering the development of the child as well as the professional formation of the intern.