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DETERMINING THE LEAST RESTRICTIVE ENVIRONMENT 1 Determining the Least Restrictive Environment Miranda Smith Grand Canyon University: SPD 510 February 27, 2019 Determining The Least Restrictive Environment
DETERMINING THE LEAST RESTRICTIVE ENVIRONMENT 2 When placing special education students, it is very important to remember that the students need to be placed in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE). The LRE can be very different depending on the student. There are several placement options for students who receive special education services, and each placement option will work better for some students than it will for others. As educators, it is very important for us to use professional judgment when placing students. It is also important to remember that the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) is fluid and can change over time which means we are able to change the placement if it ends up not working. Graphic Organizer Inclusion Class Inclusion classes are general education classes where students who receive special education services are able to be with their peers. Ideally, the curriculum will be modified to meet the students needs in this environment. This can happen by adjusting due dates to allow more time, simplifying work and giving fewer problems, etc. There can be two teachers co- teaching this class; a general education teacher and a special education teacher. The student might receive a 1:1 paraeducator to help support them in the class. This placement allows them to interact with their higher-achieving peers and to be mainstreamed like most other students (Mauro, 2018). One drawback to this placement is that students don’t always get the 1:1 attention or help that they need. Part-Time Resource Room This placement is when the student spends part of the day in a general education classroom and another part in the resource room or special education room (The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2013). When they go to the resource room they are working on specific
DETERMINING THE LEAST RESTRICTIVE ENVIRONMENT 3 skills or subjects such as math, writing, or reading. Their time in the resource room will typically be in a small group or 1:1. This placement setting gives the students the opportunity to be with their peers and get the specialized support they need. Their work can be modified to meet their needs. One drawback for this placement is it can lack structure and routine for the student (Mauro, 2018). Self-Contained Class These classes generally have very few students and are generally disability specific. This placement allows for a lot of structure and routines for the students. It also gives a lot of individualized support. Special education teachers teach these classes, and they have specialized training to better teach students with disabilities. Often times there is an assistant teacher or an aide to help too (The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2013). One drawback to this placement

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