Can teacher training reduce the need for restraints, seclusion?

Some disability advocates want to use economic-stimulus funds for special education to better train teachers to stop problems from developing to the point where controversial restraint or seclusion techniques are needed. "We want to promote the use of positive behavioral-intervention supports schoolwide," said Ron Hager, a National Disability Rights Network lawyer. "The more that you can mindfully create an environment where things don't escalate, the less that [restraint and seclusion] will occur."

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