The number of stops on the continuum or shelves on the cascade varied, but the basic places included the following:

  • Full time placement in a regular classroom
  • Full time placement in a regular classroom with special education consultation
  • Full time placement in a regular classroom with special education tutoring
  • Full time placement in a regular classroom with use of a resource room.
  • Part time placement in a regular classroom and part time placement in a special class.
  • Full time placement in a special class
  • Part time placement in a  special day school with part time placement in a regular classroom
  • Full time placement in a special day school
  • Full time placement in a residential school (historically, the oldest plan since 1848)
  • Hospital instruction
  • Homebound instruction (including instruction for those excluded from school because no program is available to meet their needs. Children may be excluded because of behavior disorders that the school is unable to "control" but increasingly "exclusion is becoming more of an emergency, rather than a permanent, measure.")
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