Shadow Teacher Services

The McCarton Center Shadow Teacher Service provides support to children in mainstream classroom, camp and after school settings. Various interventions are utilized based on an Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) model. Systematic prompting and reinforcement are used to support students in their classroom environment to ensure successful learning in cognitive, social-emotional, communicative, and adaptive domains.

Objectives of the shadow teacher include:

  • Assisting students in acquiring new skills and information
  • Promoting the generalization of previously learned skills to the classroom setting
  • Enhancing socialization with peers
  • Promoting independence in classroom activities
  • Minimizing and preventing challenging behaviors

Shadow teachers participate in a collaborative working relationship with parents, teachers, school staff and other professionals working with each child.


Outside of New York City

The McCarton Center through interactive video technology can supervise and manage children receiving ABA therapy outside the New York City area.  is in the early stages of evaluating an interactive video outreach program, to deliver their multidisciplinary approach and techniques to children outside the NYC area. For consideration into this program, children will need to be evaluated by The McCarton Center, meet specific selection criteria and have the necessary dedicated local resources.