The Real School in Falmouth, Maine, serves students who have behavioral difficulties with an approach that does not include physical restraint or seclusion. "We think that therapeutic restraint is an oxymoron. There's nothing therapeutic about it," the school's director, Pender Makin, said. Instead, the school's educators work to help students take responsibility for their actions, whether positive or negative, using clear expectations and a points-based discipline system.

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