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I have a LEARNING DISABILITY.....
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- My daughter has dyslexia and dysgraphia. She is a
senior, completing her GED and taking a BOCES conservation course
this year. She would like to become a veterinary technician. Should
she apply to Landmark College, or should she attend a supportive two
year school? (courtesy Janice M. Kenefick, Saquoit, NY)
- Without seeing your daughter's records and knowing the range of her
academic strengths and weaknesses, it is a bit difficult for me to
answer, but I will try to give you a general response.
The program at Landmark College would train her to advocate for
herself in a liberal arts or technical college environment. If you
believe, however, that she already has the skills which she will
need to get through an A.A. veterinary technician program, then she
probably does not need to invest the time and money refining her
reading comprehension and writing skills at Landmark.
There are a number of excellent two year veterinary technician
programs available which can train your daughter for various aspects
of work in that environment. Instead of going to Landmark first,
she would probably learn more and develop a better source of
recommendations and support by interning at a veterinary clinic for
a while. If she truly is a hands-on person, Landmark probably won't
help her significantly if she really wants to pursue a vet tech
The BOCES program should be able to help you evaluate her
capabilities and interests.
It is also important to take into consideration her maturity, level
of intelligence, and personal interests. Is your daughter ready to
spend time socially with students who are preparing for college?
Would her interests and social pursuits be better served in a
college-like environment or in a smaller, pre-professional setting?
Examine the options carefully, mix in the qualities of your
daughter's personality and capabilities, and you will probably be
able to make the best choice for her.
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