It’s graduation season! We’d like you to meet Chandler, a Marysville School student in the Shadow Project for two years, who is graduating from eighth grade. Struggling with ADHD, Chandler never liked to read. But then he earned a book through the Shadow Project that taught him how to play the harmonica … and he changed his mind about the printed word.
Oregon’s First Super Space Launched
Unveiling of The Shadow Project’s unique SuperSensory Literacy Space at Rosa Parks Elementary, the first of its kind in Oregon, continues to make ripples around the state, thanks to recent press coverage. Special education teachers are calling to receive Shadow services, parents of students in special education are touring Rosa Parks, and children in special education are appreciating the unique, compact, multi-sensory library tailored to their needs.
Learning Ally Saves the Day
Chief Joseph/Ockley Green Speech-Language Pathologist Moira Finnegan, MS, CCC-SLP, remembers well the seventh grader struggling with dyslexia who would not read. Despite his parents’ attempts at finding the right book to interest him in reading, the boy had never picked up a book on his own. But when Finnegan learned his family was going on a week long road trip, she loaded the audio version of Hunger Games onto an app through The Shadow Project-provided Learning Ally, and voila! The boy was hooked on reading.
Shadow Welcomes New Program Manager
Quynh Nguyen has joined The Shadow Project as its program manager, overseeing the organization’s partner schools, including service development, delivery, and evaluation. Quynh has 18 years of experience in program management, community engagement, and is a former special education teacher.
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I am proud of myself because I'm doing better in class and staying focused. I used to have a hard time with my attitude but I'm doing better now. I'm 13 and I have done the Shadow Project since I was six. The Shadow Project is wonderful. I hope to be like you guys and help kids out someday.