Least restrictive environment

Brainstorm, list, and prioritize the type of information necessary to determine the least restrictive environment for a child with disabilities. Then, write a hypothetical case study describing the social, academic, and behavioral characteristics of the specific child. Choose from one of the thirteen categories of disabilities as outlined under IDEA 2004. Include information on the childs age, grade, ethnicity, and specific strengths and weaknesses. Additionally, describe the characteristics of the childs school environment (e.g., teacher training in inclusive education, types of supports in place, demographic information on peers without disabilities). Based on the information you provided, select the least restrictive environment for this child, and defend the appropriateness of your decision.

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