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ERIC Number: EJ892135
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0936-2835
How to Determine the Least Restrictive Environment for Students with Disabilities
Rozalski, Michael; Stewart, Angie; Miller, Jason
Exceptionality, v18 n3 p151-163 2010
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires that students with disabilities be educated with peers without disabilities "to the maximum extent appropriate." When the individualized education program (IEP) team is reviewing the student's current performance, establishing the student's goals, and determining the services that the student will require, they must also identify the least restrictive environment (LRE) in which these services can be provided. In this article, we (a) define LRE, (b) summarize the legislation and case law that impacts the selection of the LRE, and (c) offer a decision tree for IEP teams determining a student's LRE. (Contains 4 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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