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Ed Dept to review schools’ restraint, seclusion in vow to ‘protect students with disabilities’

The Education Commission of the States broadly refers to restraint as “the physical holding or mechanical restriction of a student’s movement” and seclusion as “procedures that isolate a student from others.” When it comes to students with disabilities who are misbehaving or acting out, these kinds of tactics are often used as a way to resolve a problematic situation, but in many cases, they are used inappropriately and can cause more problems than they intend to solve.

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