We are so pleased to hear that our sixth grade friend, Roger, 11, is thriving at Marysville School, thanks in part to The Shadow Project. His teacher reports that he is more confident, has increased focus, more readily recognizes and shares his emotions, and his reading scores are improving.
“Roger is advocating for himself,” said Special Education Teacher Janice Holstine, M.S., who uses The Shadow Project in her classroom to motivate students to achieve literacy and other goals. “Roger’s quarterly goal was to sit quietly in his own space while he reads instead of interjecting during the learning, and he achieved that goal. He is doing much better.”
Anxious about transferring to Marysville last September, Roger, who has autism spectrum disorder, enjoys the books available through The Shadow Project and the fidgets that improve concentration. This is Roger’s second year in the program.
“The Shadow Project is fun,” said Roger. “I feel good when I work hard and earn something in school.
“I like it here,” he said. “I’m making friends.”