Matthew Israel

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2006

    When It's OK to Shock Kids (Take 2)

    As the Voice and PowerPlays have been reporting, New York State education officials have been working since June on new rules to restrict the use of "aversive therapies" like skin shocks on special education students. Temporary rules passed in July infuriated both defenders and opponents of the prac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2006

    School That Shocks Gets Slapped

    Fourteen workers at the Judge Rotenberg Center, a residential special education school in Massachusetts that uses skin shocks as a form of "aversive therapy" to treat behavioral problems, have agreed to pay a total $43,000 in fines for calling themselves "psychologists" without being licensed in the ... More >>

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    October 17, 2006
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    October 9, 2006
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    October 3, 2006

    School of Shock

    Inside a school where mentally disturbed students are jolted into good behavior