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Presented By: Shelley McLean
Few topics in education inspire such animated and emotional discussion as does the topic of time-out. Stories about the use of time-out and time-out rooms appear with regularity in the media across North America. Social media has also started to play a role in sharing of information on this topic, with Facebook posts and blogs related to this issue garnering interest among educators, parents, and the public in general. The purposes of this presentation, based on the Autism in Education information paper, “Current Research Regarding Time-out”, are to attempt to explain what time-out is and what it is not, to clear up some common misconceptions about time-out, and to highlight the research that exists on this important topic.