Bullying and Students With Disabilities
152 pages
2013
ISBN: 9781452283180

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Bullying and Students With Disabilities: Strategies and Techniques to Create a Safe Learning Environment for All

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Barry Edwards McNamara

A 2007 study uncovered a shocking fact: 80% of children with learning disabilities are bullied at school. As schools implement bullying policies, are they doing enough to address the unique needs of this 80%?

Drawing on extensive studies on bullying in schools, Barry McNamara provides a research-based overview to understand bullying. Additionally, this book shows how to identify bullies and victims and implement an effective and inclusive bullying prevention program.

Key Features:

  • Provides an overview of the research on bullying in schools and explains the key concepts of bullies, victims, and bystanders
  • Discusses the research regarding the incidence of bullying against students with disabilities
  • Explores the basics of typical schoolwide bullying prevention programs and demonstrates how these programs typically fail to serve as a helpful resource for students with disabilities
  • Presents a roadmap for implementation of a truly inclusive schoolwide program that serves the needs of all students
  • Includes examples of ways to modify the content and language of typical bullying prevention programs and use differentiated instructional strategies to create a prevention program that reaches all students
  • Provides teachers with guidance on specific intervention strategies and includes templates and checklists for program implementation and follow up
  • Describes the roles and responsibilities of paraprofessionals as they relate to bullying
  • Explains methods and techniques for teaching specific coping strategies to students who are victims of bullying
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