School Programs

Driving Equity for Students with Learning Challenges

The Shadow Project partners with schools to increase educational opportunities for the 1 in 5 children with learning and attention challenges. Using our programs, students develop strong academic habits, master social emotional skills critical for academic and life success, and gain up to two years in their reading ability. Read our Impact Report 2021-22.

Our programs are fully adapted for remote and hybrid learning environments, and include culturally responsive, trauma informed training for educators.

resources for students with disabilities

“The Shadow Project is a vital partner. Our kids have the tools to access learning, and our teachers have the training to help them. That’s how you empower children.”

Tamala Newsome
Retired Principal, Portland Public Schools

Proven Programs that Empower Students with Learning Challenges

learning challenges are cast away with shadow project's learning disability school programs


Equips special education teachers with a powerful curriculum and resources that put students in the driver’s seat of their own education. As students work towards ambitious goals, they build confidence, motivation, and perseverance — positive habits that will last a lifetime.
Student & Mentor Laughing in the Classroom, learning disability school programs


Pairs children with assistive technology designed for their needs that makes books come alive, plus trained mentors who encourage their progress. This powerful combination leads to increased comprehension, proficiency and a newfound love of reading.
provide sensory spaces for learning challenged students


Provides social emotional supports, such as sensory tools, weighted blankets and movement courses that reduce the impact of trauma, anxiety, and frustration. In this soothing environment, students master skills of calm and focus, so they can fully engage in learning.

“The Shadow Project's Sensory Space program increases our district's capacity to respond to social-emotional needs from a strengths-based, multicultural perspective.”

Dr. Paul Coackley
Superintendent, Centennial School District

Student Outcomes

By collaborating with teachers, The Shadow Project helps students strengthen academic and social emotional skills critical to succeed in school and in life.
Read our latest Impact Report.



of students increase at least 1 grade level in reading, improving likelihood of high school graduation



of students improve self regulation, boosting children’s ability to pay attention and participate in class, and decreasing behavior that disrupts learning



of teachers report students are more motivated to reach academic goals, and they believe in their ability to succeed

sped resource teacher

“I have seen most of my 4th and 5th graders become readers and decode at grade level.”

Beth Brod
Special Education Teacher, Portland Public Schools


Bring The Shadow Project to Your School

Contact us to learn more. We will be in touch to answer your questions or schedule an informational meeting.