The episode includes Suzana, Maha, Reen and Alison sharing their unique experiences of choosing a shadow teacher (learning support teacher), or not, for their child and how that affected them and their lives as women, mothers, and professionals.
00:00 - This Life, the chronicles of Autism moms podcast, series 1 episode 8 – To Shadow or not to Shadow.
00:30 - Alison kicks off the show
01:40 Reen, can you explain why you felt it was necessary to have a shadow teacher for your son?
06:00 Do you think there should be a specific qualification for a shadow teacher?
08:00 Maha, what’s your experience of shadow teachers?
12:00 How have things improved for you now?
13:20 Suzana, what’s your experience of Shadow Teachers?
19:00 Do you think a child would develop more independence without a shadow teacher
20:20 What are you top tips for selecting a shadow teacher?