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SpedinTx SpedinTx is offline
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Old 11-28-2017, 07:20 AM
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I am assuming that when you said "MD" you where referring to multiple disabilities. Don't rule them out. I have a classroom of 5 high school aged, profoundly handicapped students and I love it. I have two awesome para-educators that make my life so much easier.

Every day (unless I have a meeting) I leave before 5pm because I KNOW my students as I keep them for eight years. Paperwork is a breeze as I have all the information memorized and I have the rest period right after they have had lunch and their medications (my unofficial planning period). The parents and I come to agreements very quickly as we know we have to work together for a long time. The administrative staff leaves me alone and never asks me to do additional duties as they don't really understand what it is I do anyway.

Downside you need to be able to read and understand medical information. Learn the side effects of various medicines. You will need to become best friends with all of the various service providers such as physical therapy, speech therapy, vision and hearing specialists, mobility specialist and many more.

I personally think I have the best job in education. Go visit a classroom with profoundly handicapped, look beyond your initial fear. You may like this area of special education
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