least restrictive environment
- A mandate under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act that prompts school districts to place disabled students in the educational setting that is most suitable for their unique needs, potentially including mainstream classrooms with necessary support services
- The school ensured to follow the least restrictive environment policy when they issued Tim's individualized education plan.
- Following the concept of least restrictive environment, students with disabilities were given additional resources in mainstream classrooms.
- Susan, a special education teacher, emphasized the importance of the least restrictive environment in achieving educational equality for all children.