Monday, September 10, 2012

SECLUSION: A trerrifying way to discipline children

This is a great article from the NY Times that discusses seclusion.  It is a terrifying way to discipline children.  Who knew students were being placed in seclusion rooms, isolation rooms, closets, all in the name of discipline?  Ask your child's teachers and principal if the school has a seclusion room, isolation room or
"cool down room," and if so, request to see it.  Ask the school for its policy on restraint and seclusion.  Schools too often use these rooms for routine punishment.  Don't let that happen to your child.  If the school is placing your child in isolation, then the school needs to meet with you to determine what is triggering your child's behaviors, and then the school needs to develop a POSITIVE behavior intervention plan.   

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