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Seclusion and Restraints: Overblown Concerns?

On Special Education, April 20, 2009
A blog reader, LadyJane66, added a lengthy response to the bottom of a blog entry I wrote in December. Because that post is now off the front page of this blog, I thought it was worth bringing up the comment for further discussion. The gist of the comment is that the report of the National Disability Rights Network on seclusion and restraints is inaccurate and doesn't talk about the REAL problem, which is the issue of student-against-student violence, or student-against-teacher violence:

...The 100 or so incidences of potentially abusive uses of seclusion and restraint documented in NDRN’s Report span over at least a decade long period and include non-school incidents. These cases were reported by 57 protection and advocacy network offices presumably located across the country. If you average the number of incidents included in the Report over the 10 year period over which they were reported, you are looking at 10-20 cases of potentially abusive uses of seclusion and restraint annually.

Read the rest of the post here.


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