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time-out

Forensic psychiatry A strategy for managing violent Pts in psychiatric units, consisting of temporary separation from a rewarding environment, as part of a planned and recorded therapeutic program to modify behavior

time-out

(tīm′owt″)
1. A method of discipline that involves removing a child from social interaction and placing him or her in a nonstimulating location (i.e., in a quiet room) for a few minutes because of unacceptable behavior.
2. In giving informed consent for a procedure, a brief period when the patient is left alone to reflect upon the risks, benefits, and alternatives to the proposed procedure before being asked to decide to accept or reject it.
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Removing an inappropriate object or resorting to cheerful time-outs can redirect the behavior to objects that are more acceptable, such as a stuffed dog toy.
No grounding, yelling, lecturing, time-outs, spanking.
In conclusion, these results suggest that time-outs following incorrect responses can enhance acquisition of a simple visual discrimination task.
Wolves coach Jimmy Smith called a time-out with 3:46 left in the quarter and former Crusaders hero Rick Solvason responded to his words, hitting home from long range for Worcester to retake the lead.
Identifying bodily responses to anger, taking time-outs and keeping anger logs are the focus of Chapter 6, "Tools That Help: Time-Outs and Anger Logs."
The game had four minutes left to play--which, with time-outs, could actually run 20.
"Instead of calling time-outs to give my players a break, I'd like to call one or two for tactical reasons!"
Time-outs are often helpful in removing the student from environmental events contributing to the symptomatic behavior, particularly when the student is excessively stimulated by academic and physical stimuli.
You just took metabolic time-outs while hanging upside-down in chrome cylinders (She points to each of the containers.), your bodies frozen solid in liquid nitrogen.
And the Rivacre Road boss added: ``Perhaps it might be a good idea to have one of those American-style time-outs after an hour to try and help cure the problem!''
(The group performs hip-hop and jazz choreography during the quarter breaks and time-outs at Knicks basketball games.) Discipline and confidence are the kinds of skills that come first on her list (and not, say, perfect pirouettes and split leaps).
This way your system will see there is some kind of activity and you won't have to worry about any time-outs. Also, check to see if your service provider allows you to change the time-out time to "never." Go to Options in your e-mail menu bar.
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