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Thanks for the good counsel.  She is looking for some role models for
encouragement.  You just filled that position!


Nancy I. Smith, Director
Student Support Services
Geneva College
3200 College Avenue
Beaver Falls, PA 15010

724-847-5566
724-847-6991 (FAX)
-----Original Message-----
From: Prof Lorraine Lavorata <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Tuesday, November 30, 1999 2:18 PM
Subject: Re: Student Teacher with CP


>As a college teacher with CP, let me try and shed some light on this.
>She can go for her EdD which is a doctorate of education and still use her
>M.Ed, (masters of education) and then go on to teach college. For people
with
>neurological disabilities, teaching college is better because we can be
>experts in our field and not be taxed by motor skills and perceptual
>limitations. Also college students are always willing to assist a disabled
>professor. That is my experience and I think this advice may help her
greatly.
>France
>
>
>
>===== Original Message From Open Forum for Learning Assistance
Professionals
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>>I am writing in behalf of a student with cerebral palsy.  She has a
>>motorized chair for mobility and uses crutches when necessary.  She has
>>limited peripheral vision.  She has progressed through our elementary
>>education program to the place where she is trying to meet the academic
>>standards this semester to student teach.
>>
>>She is in the field one day a week this semester and has found it very
>>taxing.  She is trying to  decide to go for the education degree without
>>certification.  Her mother believes she needs the certification to be
>>employable.  The mother wants to know if any schools have placed a student
>>teacher in the field and how it was accomplished.
>>
>>If you have insights or suggestions, I would appreciate hearing your
wisdom
>>and experience.  Thank you.
>>
>>Nancy I. Smith, Director
>>Student Support Services
>>Geneva College
>>3200 College Avenue
>>Beaver Falls, PA 15010
>>
>>724-847-5566
>>724-847-6991 (FAX)
>
>Je pense, donc, je suis, Rene Descarte
>Chacun ont deux pays et un de ils est France, Benjamin Franklin
>vive la France
>