What is Shadow Support?

We provide Shadow support for children on top of our existing programmes. Students with behavioural issues, high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder, severe language learning difficulties, mild cognitive deficits, and/or ADHD may require shadow support as they struggle to integrate into classrooms and schools.

A great shadow is a wonderful asset to a student’s learning experience in school. They can help in the following ways:

  • Facilitate skills that enable the student to pay attention to classroom instructions

  • Train the student to cope with classroom curriculum on a “here and now” real-time basis

  • Help the classroom teacher understand the student’s challenges and learning needs

  • Create opportunities where the student could practise social skills

  • Ensure that the speech-language therapy, educational therapy and occupational therapy goals are implemented in the classroom situation 


Shadow support (sometimes called a shadow teacher) is a trained professional who can help a struggling student learn effectively and integrate with a mainstream school environment.


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. 

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