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Is this the correct definition of “least restrictive environment”?

A student with special needs must be given appropriate special education in the mainstream school. If the student is still not successful, then the student will be placed in a special school. If the school cannot find a special school in time or that meets their needs, the student will be placed on home and/or hospital instruction.

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Joanne D

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Its a bit more specific.

Least restrictive environment (LRE): Under the IDEA all children who require special education services must be educated in the least restrictive setting appropriate to their individual needs. The statute states that “each public agency shall ensure – (1) That to the maximum extent appropriate children with disabilities … are educated with children who are nondisabled; and (2) That special classes, separate schooling or other removal of children with disabilities from the regular educational environment occurs only if the nature or severity of the disability is such that education in regular classes with the use of supplementary aids and services cannot be achieved satisfactorily.” In other words, if a child can learn in a general education class with necessary supports and services, s/he must be allowed to do so. If that’s impossible, then there must be a continuum of placements and services to allow for the individual needs of children receiving special education services to be met in the most integrated settings appropriate.


it is considered the,” continuum of placement options in relation to the educational needs of the child.” it is different from inclusion per se. think of it as,

LRE -> Placement -> Curricular considerations -> adaptation

*guided by *special needs I

concepts of lre LRE

hope this helps u somehow 🙂


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