All Day Time Out for 7 Year Old

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All Day Time Out for 7 Year Old
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Tue, 03-02-2010 - 11:10am

This story makes me very sad for this little boy. :( Could it be that the teacher is just extremely uneducated about how to handle the situation...or doesn't have the tools to react in a more effective manner? Either way, as the mother of an almost 7 year old myself, this is very frustrating to read!

Mom: APS Put 1st Grader In Timeout Room All Day, Every Day

AURORA, Colo. -- How long is too long to spend in timeout?

An Aurora woman told 7NEWS that her 7-year-old son’s teacher has been putting him in a timeout room at school for most of the day and has been doing so since last October.

Raven Rainer said her son has Attention Deficit Disorder and that she knew the timeout room could be used if Debran became disruptive in class.

But Rainer said she had no idea Debran would be spending nearly his entire school day in isolation.

The boy’s grandmother said she learned that that was the case last month.

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/22711633/detail.html

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Tue, 03-02-2010 - 11:15am

This is sad. It is terrible that noone caught one before now, and that poor kid has been singled out and isolated.


Honestly, I would consider this mental abuse on the teachers part. Not all, but ALOT of teachers either do not have a clue about ADHD, or do not care to learn.

A child may HAVE ADHD, but it is not what they ARE. Never tell a child they ARE ADHD.

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Tue, 03-02-2010 - 12:21pm
Wow, I would be furious if that was my child. I can understand a brief timeout, but putting my child in a room all by himself for behavior that, chances are, he can not control just makes me angry. That poor child!!!!!! And how is he going to learn any differently?
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Tue, 03-02-2010 - 12:44pm
Sarah, I love your signature picture - so clever and cute!

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Wed, 03-03-2010 - 10:31am

When I first read your post I was so angry that I felt like vomiting. Then after I read the whole story I am now sitting here in my office crying. That is an absolute outrage. And YES, there is a lawsuit there. My son, too, is seven, and I would be horrified if that happened to him. Not only that, he would be in a new school the very next day!


I really am truly thankful and blessed that we live in a superb school district. We DO have time-out rooms, but it MUST be in your child's IEP for them to be used AND they are to be used only in extreme situations, i.e. harm to one's self or to others. My son has had some issues but has never been sent to the time-out room... he doesnt' even know that they are in the school...it's also NOT in his IEP. But when he has had meltdowns he has been sent to his "quiet place" to calm down, etc... they have a plan that they follow when/if this happens.


It is obvious this child has already suffered mental damage (throwing feces, wetting bed, etc). He has some serious anxiety issues, thanks to his teacher. But she is not the only one to blame here... where was administrative staff during all of this??


JMHO

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Wed, 03-03-2010 - 6:58pm
Thank you! It was all the kids idea, LOL
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Thu, 03-04-2010 - 5:22pm

Oh my gosh that school was so in the wrong here.Time out is one thing but that was not time out. That was seclusion. They segregated that child because the teacher didn't know how to handle him. Not only that why did the principal not do anything?Also obviously there is no communication between school and home. Why did the teacher not talk to the parents that there where issues?I am a mom of a child with both adhd and autism. Its not easy and last year my sons rights where violated. I found that out by reading

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