Seclusion and Restraint Practices Under Scrutiny

September 2009
Principal;Sep/Oct2009, Vol. 89 Issue 1, p38
The article summarizes two position papers by the U.S. Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders (CCBD) on the use of seclusion and restraint in schools, especially in the case of children with disabilities. Definitions of the terms seclusion, mechanical restraint, chemical restraint, and physical restraint are provided, along with recommendations for schools concerning these behavioral interventions. The article also details the CCBD's call for legislation and research on these issues.


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