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Examining Placement Considerations for Students With Emotional Disturbance Across Three Alternative Schools

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emotional disturbance, placement, alternative school, least restrictive environment, transition


The continuum of educational environments exists to ensure the most appropriate and least restrictive educational setting for students with disabilities. One setting schools use to provide services to students with an emotional disturbance (ED) is an alternative school. How schools make decisions regarding student placement into and out of this setting lacks examination. This study identifies factors considered when making placements into and out of three alternative schools for students with ED.


Hoge, M., Liaupsin, C., Umbreit, J., & Ferro, J. (2014). Examining placement considerations for students with ED across three alternative schools. Journal of Disability Policy Studies; vol. 24, 4: pp. 218-226.

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