The Rotenberg Center's Controversial Behavior-Modification Program -- New York Magazine Wow... that's just sick. I wouldn't use shock conditioning on a dog, let alone on a human being. This isn't the worst I heard about this school, though. Former students claim that the school's marketing campaign use fear to get parents to enroll their kids in the program, when in reality the alleged behavior disorder was just a case of 'kids being kids'. There's also an incident a few years ago where a former student prank called the school and told the staff to wake up one of the kids still staying there and tie him down and electrocute him repeatedly... and the staff did it.