The U.S. Department of Education reports more than 70,000 students subjected to restrain and 37,000 to seclusion during the academic year 2011-12 due to bullying in academic school year. The vast majority (75%) of these abusive interventions were used on students with disabilities (e.g., Autism, Emotionally Disturbed). The inappropriate use of seclusion and restraint with students with disabilities in educational settings has resulted in intense controversy, litigation and media attention.
Behavior expert Dr. Joe Ryan, Ph.D. will provide an overview of state laws, policies and recommended guidelines to help prevent such potential abuses from occurring. Dr. Ryan will also review specific strategies that teachers can readily implement in lieu of seclusion or restraint to help prevent and de-escalate aggressive behaviors. These skills will help eliminate the use of seclusion and restraint and reduce the risk of costly litigation to schools. Some of the benefits that the session has:
Who Should Attend
Dr. Joe Ryan Ph.D
Dr. Joe Ryan serves as the Associate Director of Research for the School of Education, and as Editor of the journal Beyond Behavior. He has taught students with emotional and behavioral disorders (E/BD) from grades K through 12 across a variety of educational settings, including resource and self-contained classrooms, ... More info