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Running head: Determining the Least Restrictive Environment Determining the Least Restrictive Environment Nicole Flavell Grand Canyon University: SPD-510 January 8, 2020 1
Determining the Least Restrictive Environment Graphic Organizer The general education classroom is always the first option that is considered for the LRE. In this setting the student is receives supplementary supports, aids and services such as having the curriculum modified to meet their needs, while learning side by side of their able peers. As well as having special education services throughout the day or week, such as, one on one or small group learning with a special education teacher, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, or behavioral specialist (Mauro, 2018). A drawback to a student being in a general education class is that they may not receive enough one on one support or attention that they need in order to be successful. A General Education Class Also known as a self-contained class, it is an environment that provides the student will a small class size, a special education teacher and at least one para educator which offers a large amount of individualized support to the students. These classes offer a flexible structure routine for students with special needs. Students in this placement still receives supplementary supports, aids and services (The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2013). A drawback of this placement is that the students may not be given enough opportunities to interact with non- disabled peers. A Special Education Class Determining the Least Restrictive Environment A House A Special Education School or Private Institution. Sometimes a student’s disability impacts their health to the point that it prevents them from attending a public-school, which results for the LRE to be inside a hospital or institution. With these placements the student is able to receive the medical care or treatment they need by the staff from the facility, while meeting their educational needs as well. Sometime the educational services and supports are provided by a public-school employee, while other times an outside provider is the one that provides the educational services and supports (The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2013). A drawback of this placement is that the students may not be given enough opportunities to interact with non-disabled peers. Sometimes a student’s disability is so highly impacted that it makes it difficult to attend a traditional public-school. In these cases, it is determined that the LRE for the student is in a specialized school or institution. This placement is usually in a private school or residential school where there are other students that all receive special education services. Likewise, these facilities provide students with a high level of structure provided by individuals with specialized training. For

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