An In-School Support specialist, sometimes called a shadow teacher, is someone who attends school with your child to help them learn the skills they need to be successful there. At Ethos, the In-School Support specialist is a member of your child’s support team who understands their needs and has the skills to promote academic participation and social interactions to make the school day as productive as possible.
Ethos’ In-School Support can help your child in the following ways:
- Facilitate skills that enable them to pay attention to classroom instructions and participate more fully in classroom activities and learning;
- Support them to cope with the classroom curriculum on a real-time basis;
- Help their teachers understand their challenges and learning needs; and,
- Create situations where they can practice and develop their social skills.
Ethos In-School Support aims to work inconspicuously and in a collaborative manner with your child’s classroom teacher and specialist providers to ensure that support programme goals are implemented effectively in the classroom.
Our In-School Support specialists are skilled in providing the amount of support your child needs to be successful and stepping back when support is not needed in order to promote independence. The ultimate goal is your child fully participating in school without support.
In-School Support Is available on a full-time and part-time basis.
Book an initial meeting to discuss In-School Support for your child here.