A ‘shadow’ can help guide your child in a school and/or
extracurricular environment. A shadow’s primary role
is to help the child engage more in the activities
with the other children in the classroom or other
learning environments as well as in social settings.
The goal is to support the child in carrying over
elements of his/her program at the Cyzner Institute
that lend themselves to working on skills in the natural
The Cyzner Institute also supports families by providing
consultation services with school personnel and other
professionals involved in the life of the student.
This service is part of our collaborative, case management
model, allowing us to coordinate instruction/interventions,
track progress, and ensure overall continuity of care
for our students and clients.
For those children who see us for 1:1 instruction
and also attend a pre-school or elementary school
during the day or part of the day, we will (when requested
in writing) communicate regularly with the school
staff to share and coordinate our treatment goals
and teaching strategies and monitor the student’s
progress in class. This ongoing communication promotes
student transfer of learned skills to the classroom
environment. We can also attend IEP meetings and provide
assistance in helping parents advocate for their child
and ask for necessary resources and support. Please
note that in all cases, for shadowing or any other
meetings, we must have full permission from the other
schools or professionals we are asked to work with
in order to communicate or share information.