Least Restrictive Environment or LRE

Least Restrictive Environment refers to your diabled child's classroom placement in school. There is a continium of possible classroom placements your child could be placed in. The most restrictive is homebound to the least restrictive which is inclusion in a regular (mainstream) classroom setting with supports. The levels include resource room (partial day in a small classroom size with specialized education with the rest of the day in the mainstream classroom), self contained classroom (all the services received in there), specialty school, hospitalized, and homebound instruction with a teacher or tutor. The placement is based on your child's disability, learning problems, support staff, and appropriate modifications needed. No two classroom placements work the same for children with the same disability. You can locate your child's specific type of placement in the IEP. I am including some resources not associated with ou organization for further reading.

Wrights Law: www.wrightslaw.com
About Learning Disabilities: learningdisabilities.about.com
NICHCY: www.nichcy.org
Principal's Partnership: www.principalspartnership.com

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