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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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The program remains essentially the same--using time-outs to take away the fun every time the behavior happens, but may also involve the use of muzzles, and perhaps pharmaceutical intervention with your veterinarian's assistance, if necessary.
The level of agreement between two researchers reached 98 percent for all time-out statements.
Shorter breaks, such as 30-second time-outs, must be practiced separately.
Excellent timing of intervention: Application of NRMs and time-outs.
Closely related to this last point is the use of a time-out to freeze or ice a free-throw shooter: Be ready to call the time-out just before the shooter receives the ball from the referee.
The time-outs would be called at the discretion of the manager," proposed Mulvihill, "so there would be a maximum of eight minutes added to the match programme.
This worldview is represented by those who hold that spanking is inhumane and/or child abuse, while they advocate for so-called "gentle discipline" methods cited as time-outs, restriction/grounding, removal of privileges, lectures, etc.
ISLAMABAD -- Children in a school that uses corporal punishment performed significantly worse in tasks involving "executive functioning" psychological processes such as planning, abstract thinking, and delaying gratification than those in a school relying on milder disciplinary measures such as time-outs.
These included time-outs, where a child sits in a "boring place" until their behaviour improves, as well as confiscating treats.
Although, we got two time-outs in the second period, we could not play better," Vucinic told a press conference after the game.
Play is kept fast-paced with a 10-second shot clock and no time-outs, while teams can win before regulation by reaching 33 points.
The raucous Boston Garden crowd of 19,000 chanted "Beat L-A, Beat L-A" all evening and many danced during time-outs while waving white towels to incite the home team.
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