ERIC Number: ED221998
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A Time to Re-Focus. Maintaining the Philosophy of Placement in the Least Restrictive Environment during Times of Economic Transition.
Roddy, Eugene A.; Eklund, Judith A.
Public Law 94-142 (the Education for All Handicapped Children Act) states that, to the maximum extent appropriate, handicapped children are to be educated with children who are not handicapped and that special classes, special schooling, or other removal of handicapped children from the regular educational environment should occur only when the nature or severity of the handicap is such that education in regular classes with the use of supplementary aids and services cannot be achieved satisfactorily. If schools are to adjust to their handicapped students, they must make a careful analysis of these supplementary aids and services. They must identify the major curricula goals to specify those salient points that are appropriate for the exceptional child. Process deficit research needs to be integrated with the trend to remediate using specific subject matter materials that are naturally found. There is a need to determine, at the time of eligibility determination, the best mode of participation as reflected in the student assessment which should identify strengths in programmatic, participatory terms. Finally, there must be a focus, at the time of eligibility determination, on the exit criterion to be utilized to drop the designation of "handicapped." (Author/SW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Education for All Handicapped Children Act
Note: Paper presented at the International Conference of the Association for Children with Learning Disabilities (Chicago, IL, March 3-6, 1982).