least restrictive environment


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least restrictive environment

1. An environment that enables an adult to function with as much choice and self-direction as safely appropriate.
2. An educational environment that enables a child to learn without constraining opportunities for normal interaction or social development.
See also: environment
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hearing officer decisions was often satisfied by identifying the least restrictive environment available within the record rather than focusing on the least restrictive environment needed.
The four-factor criteria to be considered in determining least restrictive environment are:
72) The concept of least restrictive environment varies according to the severity of a child's disability and the difficulty of providing special services.
If implemented, the child experiencing even mild learning problems could be served without necessitating the inappropriate and disdaining consequences that labeling can create in the least restrictive environment.
The law requires that disabled students receive a public education in the least restrictive environment possible.
Least restrictive environment (LRE) has to be redefined ("If I Wrote the Special Education Law," November).
4) Least Restrictive Environment is the principle that students with disabilities, to the greatest degree possible, must have access to the general curriculum and be taught with their nondisabled peers.
We are making sure kids are placed in the least restrictive environment and support is brought to them,'' Franklin said.
However, correctional experts have long agreed that corrections' objectives often can be met by using the least restrictive environment that is reasonably possible.
public schools are required to offer a free public education to every eligible child with a disability in the least restrictive environment appropriate to their individual needs.
Our purpose in writing the article on the legal implications of the least restrictive environment (LRE) mandate of the individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was to begin a dialogue on the legal ramifications of the inclusion movement (Osborne & DiMattia, 1994).
Finally, and most important, the court considered the parents' argument that Ryan's placement in regular classes at Ballou, with the specialized interventions of the special education resource room teacher, was the least restrictive environment if the school would also provide a personal classroom aide to assist him.