Time-out is defined as:
a behavior management technique in which, to provide a student with an opportunity to regain self-control, the student is separated from other students for a limited period in a setting:
(A) that is not locked; and
(B) from which the student is not physically prevented from leaving.
Personnel called upon to implement time out based on requirements established in the student's IEP and/or BIP must receive training in the use of timeout within 30 school days of being assigned the responsibility of implementing time out. This training must include the required TBSI (Texas Behavior Support Initiative) modules.
The following guidelines should be considered to determine if the use of time-out is appropriate: