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ERIC Number: EJ926885
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-1540-7969
Use of Restraints, Seclusion, and Aversive Procedures on Students with Disabilities
Westling, David L.; Trader, Barbara R.; Smith, Cynthia A.; Marshall, Denise Stile
Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), v35 n3-4 p116-127 Fall-Win 2010
A survey of a convenience (nonrandom) sample of parents and guardians of children with disabilities was undertaken to document the use of restraints, seclusion, and aversive procedures. A 23-item questionnaire was presented to participants using SurveyMonkey, a Web-based program. Participants were informed of the survey by different advocacy organizations. Within a 2-week period, 1,300 individuals accessed the survey, and 1,293 answered the first question, which asked if their child had been subjected to restraints, seclusion, or aversive procedures; of the 1,293,837 (64.7%) said Byes.[Responses to other questions provided more detail about the nature of the procedures used and associated conditions. Among other findings, the results showed that children with disabilities were often exposed to restraints, seclusion, and aversive procedures; most of the time the parents had not approved of the procedures, and often, the procedures adversely affected the student. (Contains 1 footnote and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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