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Least Restrictive Environment in School

Meet with the special education coordinator in the school district with which you are most familiar. Address the following topics during the meeting.

1. What is the special education coordinator's definition of least restrictive environment (LRE)?

2. How is service delivery determined in order to provide LRE in the school district? Explain each type of service delivery.

3. How are parents involved in the determination of LRE for their child?

4. Has there ever been an incident where a parent or guardian advocated for an LRE environment for their child? How did the district respond?

5. What are the teacher qualifications for each type of service delivery?

Write an essay of 1,200-1,500 words describing the conversation with the special education coordinator and his/her answers to the questions. You may do this in a question/answer format.

1. In the essay, identify any legal cases and decisions that might have impacted these topics in this school district.

2. The essay should summarize and reflect on all the readings, the interview, and the laws

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Meet with the special education coordinator in the school district with which you are most familiar. Address the following topics during the meeting.

Mrs. Johnson Teacher of grade 5 special education 13 years. Special Education Department Chair in PA public school.

1. What is the special education coordinator's definition of least restrictive environment (LRE)?

Least restricted environment is defined to the maximum extent appropriate, children with special needs will be educated with children who are not disabled, and their removal from regular educational environments occurs only when the nature or severity of the disability of a child is such that education in regular education classes with the use of supplementary aids and services cannot be satisfactorily achieved.

2. How is service delivery determined in order to provide LRE in the school district? Explain each type of service delivery.

Service delivery is determined by the student's Individual education plan, IEP. Service delivery is an awesome concept that should change as the needs of the students change. No one service delivery model should be used exclusively. Good service delivery systems will allow the district to comply with the requirements in IDEA 2004 for a continuum of options, services in the least restrictive environment, and providing access to the general education curriculum.

What service delivery option(s) is appropriate to meet this area of need? It is important that we emphasize roles and responsibilities here. It is EVERYONE'S responsibility to work towards a meaningful future for our students. Items that demonstrate student's best work - Family assessment -Items checked if they needed more time or additional support to complete - Curriculum based assessments - Evidence of progress toward year's goal - Things that show students growth and change -Integration of subjects: For instance, how is the student learning in each of his/her classes?

There are five broad categories of service delivery within which students receive services. The arrangement of time, resources, location of service, and collaboration among educators comprise the service ...

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The expert determines the special education coordinator's definition of least Restrictive environments.

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