Time-Out Needed On Time-Out Rooms
After a girl with autism wet herself while left in a time-out room for three hours, her family is suing an Iowa school district claiming the practice harmed their daughter. Now, some educators say the case highlights the fact that time-out rooms may be overused and may do more harm than good, especially when it comes to children with disabilities. Experts say time-out rooms can be helpful if used to calm and work through a problem with a student who is agitated or aggressive in the classroom. But, the rooms can be detrimental if they are used as a way to isolate or segregate students, reports The Associated Press. To read more click here.