TITLE

Using Time-Out Effectively in the Classroom

AUTHOR(S)
Ryan, Joseph B.; Sanders, Sharon; Katsiyannis, Antonis; Yell, Mitchell L.
PUB. DATE
March 2007
SOURCE
Teaching Exceptional Children;Mar/Apr2007, Vol. 39 Issue 4, p60
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the effective use of "time-outs" as a behavior management strategy with U.S. special education students. The authors explain the behavioral principles that make the procedure effective in reducing problem behaviors and caution against continued use when the strategy is not effective in altering inappropriate behavior. They also caution that inappropriate use of time-outs has led to legal problems in the past, and students' rights must be kept in mind at all times but especially in the area of behavior modification. A variety of time-out methods are defined, and their efficacy and the common practices leading to their ineffective use are described.
ACCESSION #
24496232

 

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