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Determining the Least Restrictive Environment Determining the Least Restrictive Environment Tammy Holdren GCU-SPD 510 December 2, 2020 Dr. Jacobs
Determining the Least Restrictive Environment Graphic Organizer Placements Staff and Students in a classroom Benefits Drawbacks or Disadvantages Inclusion 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 teacher or 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 forming friendships. (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 with a 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 -Contained Classrooms - “ These groups typically consist of 5 to 10 students and are run by a special education teacher and 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 counsellin g , tutoring programs , -having support from staff -Not being around siblings and friends near their home -Not being with students that have learning styles that are not same as the student.
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