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The difference between placement and location
During our live event, questions about different placement options in an IEP (such as special day classes, push-in therapy services, and gen ed classrooms with modifications) came up in the chat. Lillian A. asked, "Isn't it true that 'placement' doesn't really refer to a physical place or school? It's more about the type of program and services a student is receiving?"
Heather H. answered, "The service is not a place. They can bring the service to the child if it’s reasonable." Dr. Pelangka agreed: "Correct, location and placement are not synonymous. Goals and services drive placement!"
What does that mean? Listen to Dr. Pelangka's explanation in this clip about how placement and location are different aspects of an IEP and why parents should understand them: