Assessment Results and LRE Continuum
This discussion is your opportunity to demonstrate your understanding of the objective: Review the Least Restrictive Environment continuum of placement options as outlined by IDEA. The discussion represents an introduction to Course Learning Outcome 3 and the MASE Program Learning Outcome 1.
According to the assessment report you reviewed in Week 2, Henry will frequently look around the room before participating in whole-group activities, copying what his peers are doing, so not to be embarrassed that he does not understand the learning material or what is being asked. Mr. Franklin and you have observed this same documented behavior in multiple instances during classroom instruction and other activities. Because he has never been a behavior problem or disruptive, you are afraid that Henry’s introverted nature will cause him to fall further behind as has lack of progress goes unnoticed. It has been determined that Henry has a learning disability, which negatively impacts his reading comprehension and ability to organize his thoughts on paper.
Initial Post: Create an initial post using the results from the evaluation process presented in the Instructor Guidance as well as course information listed in the Required and Recommended Resources. Conduct a review of Henry’s assessment report and his background you created last week. Explain to IEP team which academic setting you believe is Henry’s Least Restrictive Environment (LRE). Be sure to justify your decision with information you’ve read in the text, the week’s reading assignments and independent research.
Guided Response: Review the posts of your classmates and that of your instructor. Respond to at least two peers by comparing your placement decisions based on the unique background created. Be sure to endorse, question, or refute your peer’s placement decision, compared with your LRE decision with supporting evidence from the literature. You are encouraged to provide additional resources that will assist with your explanation.
Though two replies are the basic expectation, for deeper engagement and application of the material, you are encouraged to provide responses to any comments or questions others have made (including your Instructor) before the last day of the discussion period. This will extend the conversation while providing opportunities to demonstrate your content expertise, critical thinking, and real work experiences with this topic.