Determining the Least Restrictive EnvironmentDetermining the Least Restrictive EnvironmentTammy HoldrenGCU-SPD 510December 2, 2020Dr. Jacobs
Determining the Least Restrictive EnvironmentGraphic OrganizerPlacements Staff and Students ina classroomBenefits Drawbacks or DisadvantagesInclusion Classroom- “In 2016 the United States Board of Education did a research and over 94% students under IDEA were in a general classroom.” (Alvernia University,2019).-There is a general education teacher, special education teacheror an instructional assistant as needed.- The norm for student is twenty to twenty-five students.-Some benefits are that student in an inclusive classroom are not absent from school as often. - Research also show that their peers befit also by showing self esteem and formingfriendships. (Understood Team,2020).-The students also have stronger reading and math skills.-A disadvantage is the classroom size, and the student could get lost and not follow along. - Students can act out because they don’t want their peers to know they have a learning disability.-Teacher and student might not be compatible. (Traylor,2020).Resource Classroom “The resource room has almost always a maximum ratio of five students to one teacher, and students often find themselves working witha teacher or a paraprofessional one on one.” (Watson,2019)_ Special education teachers can work with the student on an individual basis.-The students learning goal can be repeated until he or she masters their goal. -It can also be less distracting for the student and the teacher.- One disadvantage is the student might feel out place and embarrassed so he or she might not learn. - The student can miss out on the core subjects, so the general education teacher and resource teacher still need to collaborate.Self -ContainedClassrooms- “These groups typicallyconsist of 5 to 10 students and are run by a special education teacherand paraeducator, who takes instruction from the primary teacher. (Dalien,2020)-Some students those with Autism require more intense intervention - Smaller class size-The students form a bond with one teacher- Not interacting with peers only during specials and recess- “Social interaction difficulties could become exacerbated” (Special Education Careers,2019)-There may not be a class for the student to return at their current school.Specialized Schools out of District - “smaller than public schools and may have a higher ratio of teachers to students.” (The Children’s Hospital,2019).- Having special resources such a academic and psychological counselling,tutoring programs,-having support from staff-Not being around siblings andfriends near their home -Not being with students that have learning styles that are not same as the student.