Restraint and Seclusion in Louisiana Schoolshttp://www.advocacyla.org/index.php/news-reader/items/restraint-and-seclusion-in-schools.html
The Advocacy Center is interested in information on the use of restraint or seclusion in Louisiana schools. We suspect that numerous students with disabilities across Louisiana are being subjected to some form of restraint or seclusion to deal with noncompliant behavior, though we have not received complaints about this issue. Here are some examples of what may constitute restraint or seclusion:
- Students left alone in locked rooms, “time out rooms,” or secluded areas;
- Students tied to wheelchairs or chairs;
- The use of tape, tie-downs, ropes, “calming blankets,” or weights, or
- The use of “holds” or “physical intervention” of any kind by teachers or other staff.
Please pass this information on to any families you know with special needs children in Louisiana