Shadow teacher

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Neethi 2012-07-30 22:04:50



Whats this concept of shadow teacher?Can I become one for my child?If not then what is the salary that they expect to become one?When does the shadow teacher becomes really necessary??Can anyone guide me?  ...Neethi

mizzs 2012-07-31 15:51:37


Typically a shadow (or one to one assistant) is someone who assists the child by carrying out the program which is in place. So if your child is in a self contained class, the shadow will be his 'exclusive' teacher, keeping him on track, managing any behavioral program, etc. This frees up the class teacher to work with other children who may be in need of less support to participate in the general teaching environment.


The class teacher is in charge of creating the child's program along with the rest of the team (OT, SLP, Psychologist, Spl. Ed teacher- if in an inclusive setting, a social worker, etc). The shadow also gives input because he/she spends time exclusively with the child and travels with him (or her) to the different learing settings and helps him stay on task, complete work and models social language for your child.

As for how it is determined, I think the different schools have different procedures. Ask your child's school. It is not a good idea for you to become your child's shadow can be one for another child if he/she is not in your child's class


Neethi 2012-07-31 19:50:00


Hi Mizzs,

Thanks so much for the response..It cleared my doubts...I think the last sentence makes lot of sense...Thank u v much...Regards..Neethi


 Former member 2012-08-01 10:53:22


mizzs very goog reply, neethi I want to add more, please be aware that some schools in the name of shadow will put on ayya to look after the child to keep him in this seat, that is not going to help really, shadow has to be trained professional who is supposed to help the child in academics and keep his attention since our children are distractible, very few schools accept mother as shadow, you will be lucky if the school do accept you, many schools does not allow the concept of shadow, so the first challenge is to find the school who will accept shadow, I think the shadow will be really helpful as the child he/she is going to higher grade above 5th grade when the academics really picks speed before you know it becomes so complicated . All the best, my child is only 4 right now, so far he is doing well in school with any external help.


 Former member 2013-07-23 14:38:31


Hello there everyone,

can anyone help me find a shadow teacher for my son?


Neethi 2013-07-24 09:33:58


Hi Pooja,

Where are u based?..Are u in Bangalore??...


 Former member 2013-07-25 23:09:27


Hello Neethi,

 Actually m based in Mumbai.


mp07 2013-08-02 14:36:00


 Hello all, 

can anyone tell me how to  find a shadow teacher ? I want to know from I can get one, should we give an adv in newspaper? 





dkrish 2013-09-24 22:16:15


hello pooja

where do u stay ? i am a teacher ....leme know more details.:)


nayana2012 2013-10-03 00:04:49


hi i m in bangalore. looking for shadow teacher.

Krithika2010 2013-10-05 21:55:58



You may contact 

Information & Resource Centre (IRC)No.9, Shankaramutt Road, Next to Shankarapuram Police Station, Basavanagudi, Bangalore- 560004
Ph: 080-26670001/ 

IRC conducts courses for training shadow teachers. They may have references of a few.



sandipp 2013-11-12 10:44:31



My son is in 2nd std in IES School Mulund he is on borderline of autism
I am looking for a shadow teacher for him can anyone help me with it,
where can i find her and what are their charges
Can send the details at



Lilly2014sp 2013-12-21 18:21:50



My son is in PP1. looking for shadow teacher in Hyderabad - KPHB area. If any one has experience in Tendril school  or other schools in this area, pls let me know. also, how do know the shadow teacher is working for him only? do we need to take weekly feedback?



jjyoti 2014-01-28 11:05:52


hi sandeep,
i m providing u an address of an institute who have off late started conducting shadow teacher training programme.
they will help u in getting a trained person.
Gundecha education academy, thakur village, kandivali [e] mumbai.
contact -tejal dave 09820471604
call them or directly meet them
with regards 
jyoti joshi

sandipp 2014-01-31 10:51:36


Thank you very much for the information as we were very upset for not getting any information about itwe tired many sources but did not succeed,Thanks a million for the information, will share it with the needy one.Best RegardsSandip Pardeshi

aniday 2014-07-14 22:52:08


Hi I am looking for a shadow teacher too. For my son who is 7 yrs old. DS I urgently seek a special Ed teacher to work with my son at a reputed school in Bangalore. Would appreciate any leads on this. Competant pay. Thank you Anitha

aniday 2014-07-15 10:26:20


Hi neeti. I am looking for a shadow teacher. For my son who is 7 yrs old. DS I urgently seek a special Ed teacher to work with my son at a reputed school in Bangalore. Would appreciate any leads on this. Competant pay. Thank you Anitha

Neethi 2014-07-16 08:51:35


Hi Aniday,

Certain schools (if inclusive) will arrange for shadow teacher if you agree to pay them.May be you could talk to the school authorities and give it a try....


1910 2014-11-10 12:34:40


My son is 4 years old, presently in nursery , who is in borderline of autism.Currently we are in need of a shadow teacher. We reside at kukatpally, Hyderabad. Could any one please provide info on how to find shadow teachers or can provide any schools where the teachers are available.



 Former member 2014-11-11 12:01:20


   any professional in the stream of speech languae therapy or psychology work as shadow teacher...a speech therapist,special educator,psychologist do work as a shadow teacher..inbox me ur contact details..i can help u..

Nishyy 2014-11-13 09:35:08


Hello mam

My daughter Madhu i7 years old is in Std first having mild autism. She needs shadow teacher, Please help me to find shadow teacher for her. Our location is Wakad Pune.


maggieaggie 2014-11-18 16:51:03


Is shadow teacher is not provided by school itself? How is in India ?

ashu07 2014-11-18 17:01:55


Hi very few school that has a option.. In india shadow teacher is a new concept


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