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user banned Due April 2; Georgia 7200 posts
27th Nov '12
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Binky ♡ 2 kids; Pennsylvania 6236 posts
27th Nov '12
Quoting dat uterus tho:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Binky ♡:</b>" IMO its wrong, separating a disturbed or ... [snip!] ... worked with disturbed or special needs kids? Sometimes you can't simply separate them, they'll just try to hurt themselves."

Yes I have, I've worked in a home with special needs individuals. We didn't have a box to throw them in and I wouldn't want one. We found what works to calm them down, be redirecting, crafts, cooking, music, or painting, every one was different. Have I had residents that flipped out and tried to self harm? Yes. Its scary and it sucks but it didn't go on forever. Where I worked a room like that would be considered a restraint and the company wouldn't allow it.

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
27th Nov '12
Quoting dat uterus tho:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Binky ♡:</b>" IMO its wrong, separating a disturbed or ... [snip!] ... worked with disturbed or special needs kids? Sometimes you can't simply separate them, they'll just try to hurt themselves."


And thats is exactly its to protect themselves and to protect those around them. Its a safety messure that needs to be taken. Although the ones her are actual rooms with a window in the door high up for an adult to see in and the walls are padded with carpet.
This one is a little small imo.

Binky ♡ 2 kids; Pennsylvania 6236 posts
27th Nov '12
Quoting crazy coupon lady:" And thats is exactly its to protect themselves and to protect those around them. Its a safety messure ... [snip!] ... with a window in the door high up for an adult to see in and the walls are padded with carpet. This one is a little small imo."

I could see one like that being used...but that one seems so...inhumane.

*sarah*jean* 3 kids; Castle Rock, Washington 5286 posts
28th Nov '12

This is crazy how fast this story spread!!



This is in my town and I have many friends that have kids going to this school. Most parents did not know about it and are pretty miffed to say the least.

Leisurely Duchess 1 child; Monterey, California 25884 posts
28th Nov '12
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Leisurely Duchess 1 child; Monterey, California 25884 posts
28th Nov '12

For autistic kids that are experienced sensory overload ...



Each one is different and even with each child, they don't always experience the same kind of sensory overload, audio vs visual etc and there are a number of ways to approach each situation. There are headphones, or weighted blankets and all kinds of shit you can do



Putting them in a dark box just seems lazy. It's not the same as using a sensory deprivation tank.

Mommy of a giggler! 2 kids; Edmonton, Alberta 9017 posts
28th Nov '12
Quoting Leisurely Duchess:" For autistic kids that are experienced sensory overload ... Each one is different and even with each ... [snip!] ... kinds of shit you can do Putting them in a dark box just seems lazy. It's not the same as using a sensory deprivation tank."


Its not the same for all, but my son for one, would LOVE this. He often closes himself in the closet or a box when he needs a break from everything, this would work great for him.

Putting a kid in for bad behaviour is not ok, but if it was something they liked that calmed them, then why not.

Leisurely Duchess 1 child; Monterey, California 25884 posts
28th Nov '12
Quoting Mommy of a giggler!:" Its not the same for all, but my son for one, would LOVE this. He often closes himself in the closet ... [snip!] ... for him. Putting a kid in for bad behaviour is not ok, but if it was something they liked that calmed them, then why not."


Yes I agree that is different, when he is doing it himself and obviously wants to. :)

Tarynosaurus Rex San Antonio, Texas 1271 posts
28th Nov '12

Reminds me of the chokey in Matilda.

Crystallized Due February 24; 1 child; California 431 posts
28th Nov '12
Quoting Tarynosaurus Rex:" Reminds me of the chokey in Matilda."


Lol, I was thinking the exact same thing

Tarynosaurus Rex San Antonio, Texas 1271 posts
28th Nov '12
Quoting Crystallized:" Lol, I was thinking the exact same thing"


8)

khigh 1 child; Fort Sill, Oklahoma 8101 posts
29th Nov '12

Temple Grandin built something like this for herself. She also built herself a squeeze shoot and then went to work with cattle. She would love this!

I personally don't know what I feel about it. I think it could go either way, depending on what condition the child has. I really would like to see Thunder Shirts for children (and have even thought about making them...just don't know any autistic children to try it with).

Mommy of a giggler! 2 kids; Edmonton, Alberta 9017 posts
29th Nov '12
Quoting khigh:" Temple Grandin built something like this for herself. She also built herself a squeeze shoot and then ... [snip!] ... Thunder Shirts for children (and have even thought about making them...just don't know any autistic children to try it with)."


Her squeeze machine was to provide input from the compression though, the box would have just made her feel closed in and anxious (I know where you were going with the idea, just wanted to clear that up :) )

They do make a thing like thunder shirts for kids, they are called compression vests and work in a similar manner that Temple's shoot did, but giving that squeeze.

I think the box works for a small group - while my son would LOVE it, the chances that that school has more than a small handful of kids who would like to utilize it is unlikely (unless it's a special needs school).