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Instructional Placements

When you look at the actual Federal statute and regulations, there is very little specific information as to actual instructional placements.  IDEA 2004 requires that a continuum of placement options be available to meet the needs of students with disabilities.  The law also requires that a student with disabilities should be educated with students who are not disabled to the maximum extent appropriate.

 
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Basics
 
  • Know the laws regarding instructional placements.  For the most part, Federal and State regulations governing instructional placements focus on how much time the student spends in general education versus special education.
  • Know your district’s policy regarding types of instructional placements.

 

Continuum of Special Education Placements
 
Least Restrictive
arrow
  • Regular education with weekly monitoring from a special education teacher
  • Regular education with daily consultation from a special education teacher
  • Regular education with special education services and supports which are aligned with the general curriculum
  • Regular education with special education services provided for part of the day in a resource room or a special education classroom
  • Self-contained special education classroom
  • Special day school (outside the school campus)
  • Residential treatment facility
  • Hospital
  • Detention facility
  • Homebound
Most Restrictive
 

 

Links
 
U.S. Department of Education

Special Education
Statute – Sec. 602 (29)
United States
(idea.ed.gov)

Least Restrictive Environment
Statute – Sec. 612(a)(5)
United States
(idea.ed.gov)

 

Special Education
Regulations – Sec. 300.39
United States
(idea.ed.gov)

LRE Requirements
Regulations – Sec. 300.114
United States
(idea.ed.gov)

Continuum of Alternative Placements
Regulations – Sec. 300.115
United States
(idea.ed.gov)

Placements
Regulations – Sec. 300.116
United States
(idea.ed.gov)

Nonacademic Settings
Regulations – Sec. 300.117
United States
(idea.ed.gov)

Children in Public or Private Institutions
Regulations – Sec. 300.118
United States
(idea.ed.gov)

Technical Assistance and Training Activities
Regulations – Sec. 300.119
United States
(idea.ed.gov)

Monitoring Activities
Regulations – Sec. 300.120
United States
(idea.ed.gov)

 
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY)

Building the Legacy: A Training Curriculum on IDEA 2004 (Theme D, Module 15: LRE Decision Making)
United States
(www.nichcy.org)

Placement, Short-and-Sweet
United States
(www.nichcy.org)

Considering LRE in Placement Decisions
United States
(www.nichcy.org)

Placement in Disciplinary Situations
United States
(www.nichcy.org)

 
Further Information and Resources

Choose the Right Special Education Placement for Your Child
United States
(specialchildren.about.com)

Differentiated Instruction
Articles
United States
(www.readingrockets.org)

Differentiating Curriculum for Special Education
United States
(sitemaker.umich.edu)

Types of Support
United States
(specialed.about.com)

What is Available and Appropriate in the Continuum of Services?
United States
(www.nfxf.org)

 

Inclusion / Mainstreaming
 
  • Inclusion is a wonderful idea, but it takes a lot of planning and personnel to make it work successfully.
  • School personnel must believe that every student can succeed and be committed to accepting responsibility for the education of students with disabilities.  General education teachers must also be willing to work collaboratively with special education staff.
  • School personnel must be prepared for inclusion through training and staff development.
  • Parents must also be kept informed and support the program.
  • Special education staff must be part of instructional teams and collaborate in planning.  They must have a wide knowledge of instructional standards and be able to adapt curriculum and methods according to each student’s needs.
  • Policies and procedures for monitoring individual student progress, including use of accommodations and modifications, grading, and test recommendations, must be in place.
General Information

Adaptive Technology Resource Centre
Online Resources, Canada.
(www.utoronto.ca)

Benefits of Inclusive Classrooms For All
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States.
(www.uni.edu)

Benefits of Inclusive Education
United States
(www.kidstogether.org)

The Centre for Inclusive Education
Canada
(www.edu.uwo.ca)

Circle of Inclusion
Early childhood focus.
United States
(circleofinclusion.org)

Collaboration: Introduction, Articles, Recommended Reading, and Related Links
United States
(www.newhorizons.org)

Collaborative Teaching: Special Education For Inclusive Classrooms
Accommodation Strategies

By Price, Mayfield, McFadden, and Marsh.
United States
(www.parrotpublishing.com)

Components of Inclusive Education
United States
(www.kidstogether.org)

Co-Teaching: Are Two Heads Better Than One in an Inclusion Classroom?
United States
(www.edletter.org)

Co-Teaching: Principles, Practices, and Pragmatics
United States
(www.ped.state.nm.us)

The Coping.org Assistive Technology and Educational Adaptation Survey
United States
www.coping.org)

Curricular and Instructional Considerations for Teaching Students with Disabilities in General Education Classrooms
University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, United States.
(www.uvm.edu)

Decision Making
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States.
(www.uni.edu)

Diversity in the College Classroom
Center for Teaching and Learning, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States.
(ctl.unc.edu)

Early Childhood Research Institute on Inclusion (ECRII)
United States
(www.fpg.unc.edu)

Florida Inclusion Network
Florida, United States.
(www.floridainclusionnetowrk.com)

Glossary of Inclusion Terms
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States.
(www.uni.edu)

Inclusion
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States.
(www.uni.edu)

Inclusion. It’s Not For Everyone
United States.
(www.kidstogether.org)

Inclusion Press
United States
(www.inclusion.com)

Inclusion: School as a Caring Community
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
(www.ualberta.ca)

Inclusion and Students with Learning Disabilities
CalSTAT Technical Assistance and Training, California, United States.
(www.calstat.org)

Inclusion Articles and Links
Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, Untied State.
(www.nwrel.org)

Inclusion - Benefits of Inclusive Classrooms for All
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States.
(www.uni.edu)

Inclusion.com Online Resources
United States
(www.inclusion.com)

Inclusive Learning Environments for Students with Special Needs
United States
(www.newhorizons.org)

Inclusion - Legal Requirements and What They Mean to Educators
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States.
(www.uni.edu)

Inclusion Models for Students in Special Education
United States
(www.principalpartnership.com)

Inclusion Services
University of Evansville, Evansville, Indiana, United States.
(education.evansvlle.edu)

Inclusion Supporting Individual Learning Needs
United Kingdom
(inclusion.ngfl.gov.uk)

Inclusion - Teacher Competencies Needed
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States.
(www.uni.edu)

Inclusion: Theory and Practice Articles
United Kingdom
(www.eenet.org.uk)

Just What is Inclusion, Anyway?
United States
(specialneedseducation.suite101.com)

Legal Requirements
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States.
(www.uni.edu)

Mainstream with Consultation Model
University of Evansville, Evansville, Indiana, United States.
(education.evansvlle.edu)

Models of Inclusion
Sevier County Special Education, Sevierville, Tennessee, United States
(www.sic.sevier.org)

Models of Inclusion Four Techniques for Successful Implementation
School of Education, University of Michigan-Dearborn, United States.
(medsped.soe.umd.umich.edu)

Our School Doesn’t Offer Inclusion and Other Legal Blunders
United States.
(www.kidstogether.org)

Philosophy of Inclusive Education
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States.
(www.uni.edu)

Planning for Inclusion
Kansas Advisory Committee for Career and Technical Education, Topeka, Kansas, United States.
(www.kcterc.org)

Positive Behavior Support: An Inclusion Strategy
United States
www.stanswartz.com)

Preparing for Inclusion
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States.
(www.uni.edu)

Preschool Inclusion Manual
United States
(circleofinclusion.org)

Project Choices
An LRE Initiative of the Illinois State Board of Education and Partner in the Illinois Statewide Technical Assistance Center.
Illinois, United States
(www.projectchoices.org)

Project Participate
Project Participate provides families, educators, administrators, and therapists with simple strategies to increase the active participation of students with disabilities in school programs.
United States
(projectparticipate.org)

Research: Coteaching and Coplanning Resources
United States
(hawbaker.pls.iowapages.org)

Research, Resources and Strategies for Inclusive Classrooms
United States
(www.newhorizons.org)

SERI Inclusion Resources
United States
(seriweb.com)

6 Steps to Successful Co-Teaching
National Education Association, United States.
(www.nea.org)

Special Education Inclusion
Wisconsin Education Association Council, United States.
(www.weac.org)

Standards and Assessment
United States
(www.newhorizons.org)

Students with Special Needs
United States
(www.newhorizons.org)

Teacher Competencies Needed
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States.
(www.uni.edu)

Technology and Special Needs
United States
(www.newhorizons.org)

Tips and Strategies for Co-Teaching at the Secondary Level
Division of Learning Disabilities, Council for Exceptional Children, International.
www.didcec.org)

What Does the Research Say About Inclusive Education?
United States
(www.wrightslaw.com)

What is Inclusion?
United States.
(www.kidstogether.org)

 
Preparing for Inclusion

Administrators’ Role in Inclusive Schools
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States.
(www.uni.edu)

Helping Parents Deal with Inclusion
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States.
(www.uni.edu)

Inclusion Models for a Building Level
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States.
(www.uni.edu)

Inclusive Practices Reflection Tool
From Project Choices, an LRE Initiative of the Illinois State Board of Education and Partner in the Illinois Statewide Technical Assistance Center.
Illinois, United States.
(www.projectchoices.org)

Involving Everyone as Part of an Inclusive Classroom Setting
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States.
(www.uni.edu)

Preparing Students / Teachers / Schools / Parents for Inclusion
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States.
(www.uni.edu)

 
Teaching Strategies

Accelerated Learning Techniques: Articles, Recommended Reading and Related Links
United States
(www.newhorizons.org)

Accessing the General Education Curriculum: Inclusion Considerations for Students with Disabilities
From the IRIS Center (sponsored by Vanderbilt University and the Office of Special Education Programs, United States Department of Education).
United States
(iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu)

Accommodating All Children in the Early Childhood Classroom
United States
(circleofinclusion.org)

Accommodations for Students with Communications and Learning Disorders
United States
(www.coping.org)

Action Research: Introduction, Recommended Reading and Related Links
United States
(www.newhorizons.org)

Adapting Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science Materials for the Inclusive Classroom
Council of Exceptional Children, International.
(www.cec.sped.org)

Applied Learning: Articles, Recommended Reading and Related Links
United States
(www.newhorizons.org)

Arts in Education: Articles, Recommended Reading and Related Links
United States
(www.newhorizons.org)

Assessment Alternatives: Articles, Recommended Reading and Related Links
United States
(www.newhorizons.org)

Character Education: Articles, Recommended Reading and Related Links
United States
(www.newhorizons.org)

Classroom Strategies for Inclusion of Students with Communications and Learning Disorders
United States
(www.coping.org)

Cognitive Coaching: Resources, Recommended Reading and Related Links
United States
(www.newhorizons.org)

Content / Behavior Strategies
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States.
(www.uni.edu)

Cooperative Learning: Articles, Reading List and Bibliography
United States
(www.newhorizons.org)

A Curricular Adaptation and Decision-Making Process
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States.
(www.uni.edu)

Decisions When Adapting General Education
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States.
(www.uni.edu)

Democratic Classrooms: Articles and Recommended Reading
United States
(www.newhorizons.org)

Differentiated Instruction: Articles, Recommended Reading and Related Links
United States
(www.newhorizons.org)

Disabilities, Teaching Strategies, and Resources
Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia, United States.
(www.as.wvu.edu)

Education for the Gifted Learner: Articles, Recommended Reading, and Related Links
United States
(www.newhorizons.org)

Emotional Intelligence: Introduction, Articles, Recommended Reading and Related Links
United States
(www.newhorizons.org)

Environmental Education: Articles, Recommended Reading, Related Links, Critical Questions, and Possible Actions
United States
(www.newhorizons.org)

Environments for Learning Articles, Recommended Reading and Related Links
United States
(www.newhorizons.org)

Four-Step Approach for Team Decision-Making
A process for discussing and determining the supplemental aids and services needed by a student to succeed.
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States.
(www.uni.edu)

Graphic Tools: Articles, Recommended Reading and Related Links
United States
(www.newhorizons.org)

How to Generate Learning Supports
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States.
(www.uni.edu)

Inclusion in Mathematics Education for Students with Disabilities
Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia, United States.
(www.as.wvu.edu)

Inclusion in Science Education for Students with Disabilities
Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia, United States.
(www.as.wvu.edu)

Inclusion Strategies for Hyperlexic Children
United States
(www.hyperlexia.org)

Inclusive Teaching Guide
College of Education, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, United States.
(www.coe.wayne.edu)

Inclusive Teaching Strategies
University of Washington, United States.
(depts.washington.edu)

Instrumental Enrichment: Articles and Recommended Reading
United States
(www.newhorizons.org)

Keeping Fit for Learning: Articles, Recommended Reading and Related Links
United States
(www.newhorizons.org)

Learning Styles: Articles, Recommended Reading and Related Links
United States
(www.newhorizons.org)

Literacy: Articles, Recommended Reading and Related Links
United States
(www.newhorizons.org)

Multicultural Education: Articles, Recommended Reading and Related Links
United States
(www.newhorizons.org)

Multiple Intelligences: Articles, Recommended Reading, Related Links, and Critical Questions
United States
(www.newhorizons.org)

Nine Types of Adaptations
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States.
(www.uni.edu)

Program Planning Steps for an Inclusive Education Program
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States.
(www.uni.edu)

Reproducible Forms Index
Forms for use in early childhood inclusion programs.
United States
(circleofinclusion.org)

Research and Strategies for Teaching Reading
United States
(www.newhorizons.org)

Service Learning: Introduction, Articles, Recommended Reading and Related Links
United States
(www.newhorizons.org)

Strategies for Teaching Gifted Students in the Inclusive Classroom
Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, United States.
(www.nwrel.org)

Students with Intellectual Disabilities: A Resource Guide for Teachers
Ministry of Education, British Columbia, Canada.
(www.bced.gov.bc.ca)

Teaching for Understanding: Articles, Recommended Reading and Related Links
United States
(www.newhorizons.org)

Teaching Strategies
California State University at Northridge, California, United States.
(www.csun.edu)

Teaching Strategies
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States.
(www.uni.edu)

Technology in Education: Articles, Recommended Reading, Related Links, Critical Questions, and Possible Actions
United States
(www.newhorizons.org)

Thinking Skills: Articles, Recommended Reading and Related Links
United States
(www.newhorizons.org)

What Does An Inclusive Classroom Look Like?
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States.
(www.uni.edu)

 

Co-Teaching/Collaboration
 
  • Co-teaching can be a wonderful, exciting experience, but a lot of emphasis needs to be on selecting teachers who can work together and have similar philosophies and styles.

Advantages to Co-Teaching
Virginia Council for Learning Disabilities, United States.
(www.vcld.org)

An Introduction to Cooperative Teaching
United States
(www.specialconnections.ku.edu)

Case Study: Collaboration – A Key to Success
United States
(www.teachersfirst.com)

Collaboration
Sarasota County Schools, Sarasota, Florida, United States.
(www.sarasota.k12.fl.us)

Collaborative Working Relationships
Virginia Council for Learning Disabilities, United States.
(www.vcld.org)

The Co-Teach Model
United States
(712educators.about.com)

Co-Teaching
Professional development modules for supervisors and teachers.
United States
(www.k8accesscenter.org)

Co-Teaching: Are Two Heads Better Than One in an Inclusion Classroom?
Harvard Education Letter, United States.
(www.edletter.org)

Co-Teaching As a Possibility for Differentiated Instruction
Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, China.
(itesly.org)

Co-Teaching Benefits Mainstream and ESL Children
Port Washington Union Free School District, New York, United States.
(www.portnet.k12.ny.us)

Co-Teaching: Principles, Practices, and Pragmatics
New Mexico Public Education Department, United States.
(www.ped.state.nm.us)

How Do Secondary Students Feel About Co-Teaching?
Council for Exceptional Children, International.
(www.cec.sped.org)

Is Co-Teaching Effective?
Council for Exceptional Children, International.
(www.cec.sped.org)

New Models of Cooperative Teaching
Council for Exceptional Children, International.
(www.cec.sped.org)

Power of Two
United States
(www.powerof2.org)

6 Steps to Successful Co-Teaching
National Education Association, United States.
(www.nea.org)

Tips and Strategies for Co-Teaching at the Secondary Level
United States
(www.dldcec.org)

Understand Coteaching Components
Council for Exceptional Children, International.
(www.cec.sped.org)

What Is Co-Teaching?
United States
(www.corwinpress.com)

 

Content Mastery Center (CMC)
 
  • A Content Mastery Center (CMC)  is an  instructional placement in which a student comes to from the general education classroom to get one to one re-teaching, to complete regular class assignments, or to take tests after instruction has been given in the regular classroom.

Content Mastery
Bryan Independent School District, Bryan, Texas, United States.
(www.bryanisd.org)

Content Mastery
Waller Independent School District, Waller, Texas, United States.
(www.waller.isd.esc4.net)

Content Mastery - An Overview
Thorndale ISD, Thorndale, Texas, United States.
(www.thorndale.txed.net)

Content Mastery Center
Birdville Independent School District, Haltom City, Texas, United States.
(birdville.k12.tx.us)

Content Mastery Program Handbook
Brownsville ISD, Brownsville, Texas, United States.
(www.bisd.us)

Content Mastery Program
Arp ISD, Arp, Texas, United States.
(www.arpisd.org)

Content Mastery Software
United States
(pages.prodigy.net)

Content Mastery Tracking System
Software to track time in Content Mastery
United States
(www.sourceprosoftware.com)

Content Mastery
Amarillo Independent School District, Amarillo, Texas, United States.
(www.amaisd.org)

Technology Tips for Resource and Content Mastery
United States
(www.eduquery.com)

What is Content Mastery?
United States
(www.angelfire.com)

 

Resource Room
 
  • Resource rooms are instructional arrangements in which a student is pulled out of the general education classroom (for less than 50% of the school day) so that a special education program can be provided to the student with a disability.  The student may qualify for a resource placement due to the need for special instruction, individualized instruction, or a small group setting for a part of the day.

Resource Room
University of Evansville, Evansville, Indiana, United States.
(education.evansvlle.edu)

The Resource Room: Tools, Strategies, and Structured Explorations for Interesting Learners
United States
(www.resourceroom.net)

Resource Room – Tips for a Working Model
United States
(www.geocities.com)

Successful Advocacy from a Special Ed. Teacher
United States
(www.wrightslaw.com)

Technology Tips for Resource and Content Mastery
United States
(www.eduquery.com)

What is the Special Education Resource Room?
United Sates
(specialed.about.com)

 

Self-Contained Classroom
 
  • Self-contained classrooms offer intensive special education services in a small classroom setting for more than 50% of the school day.  The student may be mainstreamed for some classes depending on their instructional level.

Functional Academic Curriculum for Exceptional Students (FACES)
Region 12 Education Service Center, Texas, United States.
(www.esc12.net)

Integration, self-contained classroom:  What's the bottom line?
United States
(www.autismvox.com)

Opening a Special Ed Class
Geared towards a multi-grade Learning Handicapped, or Severely Emotionally Disturbed classroom.
United States
(www.pacificnet.net)

Reverse Inclusion: Providing Peer Social Interaction Opportunities to Students Placed in Self-Contained Special Education Classrooms
Boston College, Boston, Massachusetts, United States.
(scholarship.bc.edu)

Self-Contained Classroom
University of Evansville, Evansville, Indiana, United States.
(education.evansvlle.edu)

Self-Contained Programs
United States
(www.principalspartnership.com)

Separate and Better: A Special Public School Class for Students With Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
Westminster College, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.
(people.westminstercollege.edu)

Student Motivation, Achievement and Success: Their Interactions in a Self-contained Special Classroom for Students with Severe Learning Disabilities
Chicago Foundation for Education, Chicago, Illinois, United States.
(www.chicagofoundationforeducation.org)

What is the difference in a self contained and inclusive classroom?
United States
(gotwin.com)

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