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Variation Found in Rates of Restraint and Seclusion Among Students With a Disability - Across school districts there were 2.6 instances of restraint for every 100 students with a disability for the 2009-2010 school year compared to 0.1 instances for students without a disability, researchers found, using data from the 2009-2010 Civil Rights Data Collection and the 2009 Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates. And while the majority of U.S. school districts do not restrain or seclude students with a disability, low-poverty, low-diversity districts use restraint and seclusion more than twice as often as high-poverty, high-diversity districts. The authors conclude, “One compelling explanation for the tremendous range in rates of restraint and seclusion is profound differences in policy.” (Douglas J. Gagnon, Marybeth J. Mattingly and Vincent J. Connelly, Carsey Institute, December 2013)...

Emotional and Behavioral Disorders: Promoting Prevention and Positive Interventions in School Settings - This Policy Brief showcases a school district’s endeavors in the implementation of positive behavior interventions and supports (PBIS) to provide an update on Indiana’s progress to improve the learning climate in schools across the state, explores identification and intervention issues involving students with internalizing disorders within school settings, and examines the national debate and Indiana’s policies on the use of physical restraints and seclusion in school settings. (Center for Evaluation and Education Policy, Fall 2011)...

Program-Wide Positive Behavior Support: Supporting Young Children’s Social-Emotional Development and Addressing Challenging Behavior - Positive Behavior Support (PBS) is a behavior modification program developed by a Kansas Head Start program and a childhood behavioral consultant to improve the behavior and lives of preschoolers in their school. Strong success rates have allowed this evidence-based study and program description, with implementation strategies for teachers and caregivers. (Lise Fox, Susan Jack, Linda Broyles, University of South Florida, 2005)...

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