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ERIC Number: EJ756357
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1540-7969
Toward the Realization of the Least Restrictive Educational Environments for Severely Handicapped Students
Brown, Lou; Wilcox, Barbara; Sontag, Edward; Vincent, Betty; Dodd, Nancy; Gruenewald, Lee
Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), v29 n1 p2-8 Spr 2004
It is now the responsibility of educators to provide for the education of severely handicapped students in what has been referred to as "the least restrictive educational environment." This paper discusses least restrictive educational environments in relation to segregation versus integration, interactions with nonhandicapped age peers, the relation between handicapped and nonhandicapped students, chronologically age-appropriate educational environments, architectural barriers and prosthetized environments, "normal" organization of the school day, equal access to school facilities and resources, transportation, and ancillary services. The fundamental premise offered here is that educational service delivery model for severely handicapped student must closely approximate the best educational service delivery models used for nonhandicapped students. (Contains 1 endnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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