LEAST RESTRICTIVE ENVIRONMENT (LRE)
on the Continuum
General education class with monitor status.
General education class with or without consultation or specialized materials provided by special education staff.
General education class with instruction/services by classroom teacher and remediation/support by paraprofessional aide, special education staff and/or related service providers. This is often referred to as collaboration, consultant/teacher or “push-in” model.
Direct instruction in resource room, provided by special educator and/or related services staff for a portion of the child’s day.
Placement in an intensive special education program support center/self-contained class for a portion of the child’s day, within the child’s neighborhood school.
Placement in a support center or self-contained class for a full-day program.
Special day school (public or private) for children whose needs cannot be met in a neighborhood school.
Tutoring at home or at a community location.
Special residential/therapeutic facility which includes an academic program; hospital or hospital-related setting with instruction.