Excerpt from The New York Times June 23, 1997 printed from microfiche at the Pawtucket RI library page B4 (first column) says:
Although scratching was his primary behavioral problem, he was eventually shocked for 72 actions. These included things B.R.I. felt were part of a “chain” of self-abuse: hiding parts of his body so he could scratch undetected, crossing his legs. But he was also shocked for things more on the order of cantankerous behavior: non-compliance of any sort, yelling, cursing.
He has also been incontinent. At night, an aid woke him every two hours to usher him to the bathroom. If he soiled his bed he would be shocked as he slept. He would be shocked for “tensing up” while asleep. The interrupted nights left him drowsy, but if he dozed during the day, he would be shocked.
The Judge Rotenberg Center (JRC) used to be named The Behavior Research Institute (BRI). This article was back when the original director Matthew Israel was running it.
What does the new director Glenda Crooks say about shocking students for non aggressive behavior? Excerpt from my JRC report:
On our trip to JRC I mentioned to Glenda that on Jennifer’s behavior sheet that she would be shocked for getting out of bed without permission. Glenda did not deny it or even say that they have stopped the practice, instead she justified this by saying that shocks are sometimes used on behaviors that are a “precursor” to abusive behavior.
Glenda Crooks seems to me at least less cruel then her predecessor Mathew Isreal because she stopped some very cruel practices that went on there. (See my JRC report under “Some questions I put together”.)
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Do they still give painful shocks for behaviors that are not aggressive?
My JRC report
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So many times it’s all to easy to post problems without solutions. Brian Iwata who invented the shock device JRC’s shock device was based on has successfully phased out his device the SIBIS.
The following is from:
The Washington Post – An electric shock therapy stops self-harm among the autistic, but at what cost?
Brian Iwata, a professor of psychology and psychiatry at the University of Florida who developed an earlier version of the GED, called the self-injurious behavior inhibiting system, or SIBIS, says it’s time to phase it out.
The SIBIS is no longer manufactured, Iwata says: “We found other ways to deal with the problem.”
Iwata says he’s treated hundreds of self-injurious individuals at the Kennedy Krieger Institute at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center and the University of Florida, including “the most difficult cases there were to see.” And he’s had success with milder forms of punishment, from timeouts to restraints, as well as rewards.
“It might take longer,” he says. “If we shocked everyone who came in the door, we could probably do things quickly.” But “most professionals in the field do not regard shock as an acceptable form of treatment for problem behavior.”
Does the Judge Rotenberg Center still give painful shocks for behaviors that are not aggressive? hmm, what did the new director say about this practice in July of 2015:
On our trip to JRC I [Jacob Persico] mentioned to Glenda [the current director] that on Jennifer’s behavior sheet that she would be shocked for getting out of bed without permission. Glenda did not deny it or even say that they have stopped the practice, instead she justified this by saying that shocks are sometimes used on behaviors that are a “precursor” to abusive behavior.
Here is my report here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/e126490cs3lvdgq/JRC%20Report%20by%20Jacob%20Persico.pdf?dl=0
And the report by Jay Rosenthal who went with me here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/fv17jlrugj891rv/JREC%20Report%20FINAL(1).pdf
I know this is a little off topic, but it is very relevant to this cause:
Everyone is at a different stage of there development. Everyone, even staff; people that work at the store, behind the counter, mopping the floor, counselors, teachers, everyone. We should treat everyone of these people; every single person in this human race with kindness always, as if they were our patients, everyone, not condescending, kindness, even yourself. I don’t always do this. I don’t think any of us always do.
We all hurt people, even ourselves. God help us all please.