New York Board of Regents OKs aversives...

  1. new york allows schools to use aversive interventions on children ... including electric shock

    [font=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif]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.

    [font=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif]what are "aversive behavioral interventions"?

    [font=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif]according to the new york regulations, "aversive behavioral interventions means:

    [font=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif]* 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

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    * 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

    [font=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif].... 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

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