Part 1: Graphic Organizer
Create a graphic organizer outlining five placement settings inside and outside of the school setting. For each placement setting, describe how that placement can support students with mild to moderate disabilities. Include the possible benefits and drawbacks of each placement setting as well.
Part 2: Essay
Write a 1,000-1,250 word essay regarding the FAPE requirement of IDEA. Based on FAPE, discuss how the LRE should be appropriate in meeting student needs and following legislative guidelines. In addition, discuss the factors that should be used to determine the appropriate placement in the LRE for students with disabilities to ensure they receive a free and appropriate public education. Discuss how a student might move through a continuum of placements (e.g., inclusion, resource, self-contained) to best meet his or her needs and level of support.