What is Shadow Support?
A shadow support (sometimes called a shadow teacher) is a trained professional who can help a struggling student learn effectively and integrate in a mainstream school environment. Students with conditions such as high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder, severe language learning difficulties, mild cognitive deficits, and ADHD will struggle at some stage of their classroom lives. Yet, studies have shown that when these students are given the appropriate level of shadow support, they can thrive in a mainstream environment. Under the guidance of a great shadow, academic goals are made possible, alongside skills of communication and organization.