Integral Involvement of Severely Handicapped Students Within Regular Public Schools

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Abstract:

The authors contend that least restrictive environment involves more than merely placing severely handicapped students in regular schools. In addition to regular school placement, systematic efforts to promote positive interactions between severely handicapped students and their nonhandicapped peers must be made. An array of formal and informal methods for promoting integration, directed toward both school staff and students, are provided to assist teachers of the severely handicapped in systematically integrating their students into the regular school milieu.

Keywords: integration methods; least restrictive environment; promoting handicappednonhandicapped interactions; severely handicapped

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2511/rpsd.33.3.157

Affiliations: University of Northern Iowa.

Publication date: September 1, 2008

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  • Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities is now published in association with SAGE Publications. For new issues please visit: rpsd.sagepub.com
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