53) This seemingly innocuous fact laid the groundwork for the LRE mandate to be interpreted in one particular way: the least restrictive environment
for a student is chosen from among the district's currently available services.
This was an important decision for two reasons: first, it established the application of the four factor criteria to determine the least restrictive environment
and, second, it addressed not only the issue of academic progress, but also that of the nonacademic benefits of education.
94-142 or EHA) requires that a free and appropriate education and related services be provided in the least restrictive environment
(LRE) and that an individualized plan (the IEP) be written for each student.
In order for the state to meet the mainstreaming and the least restrictive environment
requirements in providing a free appropriate public education, a child with disabilities must be educated with nondisabled children to the greatest extent appropriate for her learning capabilities.
Wright (1989) notes that "the least restrictive environment
Barriers for education of children with disabilities in the least restrictive environment
were toppling as programs developed and societal training increased.
Buchanan said "appropriate'' means they are in "their least restrictive environment
Education researchers from the US describe response to intervention, data-based decision making, assessment for eligibility identification, parental participation and individualized education program (IEP) development, IEP legal requirements, using assessments to determine the least restrictive environment
, curriculum-based assessment, and accommodations and modifications for assessment.
The authors compared special education policies in relation to placement, legal mandate, assessment, least restrictive environment
, identification and referral, instructional programming, and present future perspective.
As mentioned earlier, students with disabilities should be transported in the least restrictive environment
To accomplish ECHC's goal of enabling all patients to receive appropriate care in the least restrictive environment
, the new 151,000-square-foot facility was built with the idea of using a "Matrix Model" of care, which emphasizes community reentry through creating a normalizing environment.
In addition, this new model supported the principle that students should be educated in the Least Restrictive Environment