News Article

8/13/2012

Restraint and Isolation Info Sheet

There is a law in Tennessee which gives protections about the use of restraint and isolation for students with disabilities. The law covers public schools, and private schools when the school system is paying for the student to be there.

Restraint means limiting a student’s freedom of movement by physical contact or holding.

Isolation, also called seclusion, means confining a student alone in a room, enclosed space or structure from which s/he is physically prevented from leaving. “Time-out” in an area from which the student is NOT physically prevented from leaving is not considered to be isolation. Read more here...

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