ERIC Number: ED243257
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: 0
Developing Guidelines for the Use of Nontraditional Educational Interventions.
The paper outlines guidelines for developing policy on use of nontraditional educational interventions (such as timeout, aversive stimulation, biofeedback, behavior modification, relaxation therapy, and group meetings) with behavior disordered students. A model policy statement on the use of isolation rooms is presented. Such a statement should include a brief introduction summarizing the need for the procedure, a definition of the procedure, the efficacy/dangers of the procedure and local, state, and federal laws, regulations, and court decisions relevant to the procedure. Procedural guidelines touch on the following topics: awareness-promoting procedures; actions to be taken and role specifications; handling of complaints and appeals; recordkeeping and retention; general limitations; relevant citations of law and regulation; and useful resources. Extensive appended material includes four policy statements on such topics as timeout, physical restraint, and aversive and deprivation programs. Reactions from administrators and consultants conclude the document. (CL)
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Behavior Modification, Discipline Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Intervention, Legal Responsibility, Policy Formation, School Policy, Timeout
Support System Project for Behaviorally Impaired, Barkley Memorial Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, NE 68583 ($2.25, quantity discounts available).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Nebraska State Dept. of Education, Lincoln. Special Education Section.
Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ., Lincoln. Dept. of Special Education.
Note: In: Peterson, R., Ed. and Rosell, J., Ed. Current Topics in the Education of Behaviorally Impaired Children. Lincoln, NE, Barkley Memorial Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1982. Chapter 4. For related documents, see EC 162 159-168.