Preventing the use of restraint and seclusion with young children

Preventing the Use of Restraint and Seclusion with Young Children: The Role of Effective, Positive Practices is an issue brief from TACSEI, the  Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children. The brief addresses the concerns of recent years regarding the use of restraint and seclusion to control the behavior of children with disabilities and/or challenging behavior.  In May of 2009, for example, the US Government … [Read more...]

Restraining the Use of Restraints for Students with Disabilities: An Empirical Analysis of the Case Law

April 2012Read the Article (PDF)About This ArticleIn recent years, reports of the use of restraints and seclusion with students with disabilities have garnered attention not only from educators and the general public but also from legislators and litigators.  This article briefly reviews recent federal efforts to minimize the use of restraints and seclusion to control student behavior, noting that prohibiting their use is currently a matter of state … [Read more...]

Restraint and seclusion

From the U.S. Department of Education, this resource document outlines 15 principles for educators, parents, school districts, and others to consider when developing policies and procedures to support positive behavioral interventions and avoid the use of restraint and seclusion.  Additionally, the document provides a synopsis of ongoing efforts by federal agencies to address national concerns about using restraint and seclusion in schools. (Posted … [Read more...]

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