Handcuffs, tape and isolation are tools used on children with behavioral disorders in some classrooms. Restraint and isolation techniques are sometimes necessary to prevent students from harming themselves and others. But some educators argue for emphasizing prevention.
Joseph Shapiro, reporter covering disability and health for NPR
Deborah Ziegler, associate executive director for policy and advocacy at the Council for Exceptional Children
Discipline Success Stories
NPR Producer Susannah George asked some additional educators and counselors to tell her a story about a child who acted out, and what they did to diffuse the situation.