ERIC Number: ED395429
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Apr
Factors in Selecting Instructional Settings for Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders.
Smith, Carl R.; And Others
This paper proposes a process and format for making decisions concerning placement of students with emotional and behavior disorders. A sequential approach in the decision making process is urged, focusing on the student's progress to date, appropriate programs, and protection against a specialized setting becoming the permanent placement. The least restrictive environment (LRE) is proposed as the quality standard and is applied to issues of generalization, curriculum in specialized environments, and provision of specialized services. Data relevant to placement of these students in either regular or special schools are presented, organized into seven categories: (1) demographics; (2) special education history; (3) Individualized Education Program characteristics; (4) procedural components; (5) prior interventions; (6) LRE specific procedures; (7) behavioral characteristics; and (8) rationale for intensive service environments. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (74th, Orlando, FL, April 1-5, 1996).