ERIC Number: ED196223
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Placing Handicapped Students in the Least Restrictive Environment: An Adapted Model for Decision Makers.
Makuch, Gary; And Others
Intended for local school district personnel, the document suggests a model for assisting decision makers in placing handicapped students in the least restrictive environment (LRE). Basic considerations of a multidisciplinary team in determining the appropriate placement for the handicapped students are listed (including the nature and degree of the handicapping condition and availability of adaptive materials). To make placement decisions, educators need information related to student needs and information related to placement options. An outline describes student and placement option information for curriculum, related services, learning style, social/psychological characteristics, and physical characteristics. Steps in the implementation of the placement decision model are charted, and special considerations in LRE decision making are reviewed. Appended are a decision summary checklist, a placement option worksheet, and LRE placement examples (which include an individualized education program--IEP, and IEP summary of student needs, placement option descriptions, decision model applications, decision summary checklist, and placement option worksheet for the selected placement). (SBH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Div. of Specialized Education Services.
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