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6. Restraint or seclusion should never be used as punishment or discipline (e.g., placing in
8. The use of restraint or seclusion, particularly when there is repeated use for an individual
dangerous behavior;8 if positive behavioral strategies are not in place, staff should
consider developing them.
10. Teachers and other personnel should be trained regularly on the appropriate use of effective
alternatives to physical restraint and seclusion, such as positive behavioral interventions and
of restraint and for the use of seclusion.
12. Parents should be informed of the policies on restraint and seclusion at their child’s school or other educational setting, as well as applicable Federal, State, or local laws.
13. Parents should be notified as soon as possible following each instance in which restraint or seclusion is used with their child.
14. Policies regarding the use of restraint and seclusion should be reviewed regularly and updated as appropriate.
15. Policies regarding the use of restraint and seclusion should provide that each incident involving the use of restraint or seclusion should be documented in writing and provide for the collection of specific data that would enable teachers, staff, and other personnel to understand and implement the preceding principles.