restraint & seclusion

10 RESTRAINT & SECLUSION TIPS FOR PARENTS

4) ASK QUESTIONS

Ask school administrators to provide, in written form, their school policy on restraint & seclusion, emergency & safety protocols, as well as training certification processes - who is trained, where were they trained, how often they are trained.
Also ask:
  • Has my child ever been restrained at your school?
  • Has my child ever been put in a seclusion room at your school?
  • Does my child have meltdowns at school? If so, how often?
  • When my child has a meltdown at your school, how is it handled?
For children with basic language, be sure to ask:
  • Do your teachers have special names for you?
  • Where do you sit in class, or at lunch?
  • Who’s your least favorite teacher? Why?
  • What’s your least favorite class? Why?
Keep communication lines open with trusted teachers, and other trusted staff members. If there is a student who might be aware of how things are going for your child, ask him or her questions, whether your child is verbal or non-verbal. NOTE: Students with no expressive language would likely communicate through pictures if given the opportunity. Pictures of teachers/aides at home may help indicate any fears, phobia, or anxiety.
Much of the above content was developed by The Alliance to Prevent Restraint, Aversive Interventions & Seclusion (APRAIS), of which NAA is a member. For more in-depth information, visit Tash.org & download its free Parent Toolkit: Shouldn’t School Be Safe?
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