new york allows schools to use aversive interventions on children ... including electric shock
in june, the new york board of regents approved "emergency regulations" that permit all public schools to use aversive behavioral interventions and time-out rooms as consequences for behavior of disabled students. these regulations went into effect on june 23, 2006.
what are "aversive behavioral interventions"?
according to the new york regulations, "aversive behavioral interventions means:
* noxious, painful, intrusive stimuli or activities intended to induce pain such as electric skin shock, ice applications, hitting, slapping, pinching, kicking, hurling, strangling, shoving, deep muscle squeezes
* noxious, painful or intrusive spray, inhalant or tastes
* withholding sleep, shelter, bedding, bathroom facilities or clothing; withholding meals, limiting essential nutrition or hydration
* movement limitation used as a punishment, including but not limited to helmets and mechanical restraint devices
* placing a child unsupervised or unobserved in a room from which the student cannot exit without assistance
.... the ny state department of education described "requirements for staff supervision" and the need for "humane and dignified treatment of the student." humane, dignified state sanctioned child abuse? :angryfire :angryfire :angryfire