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Bullying and Students with Special Needs


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by Scott Poland, Ed.D.

43 min


Bullying and Students with Special Needs

U.S. National

43 min


Statistics show students with special needs are at greater risk for being targets of bullying.

This course will help you keep your school bully-free. As you progress through this course, you’ll see learn that, while there’s a surprising lack of research, students with disabilities are almost certainly at a higher risk of being victims of bullying behaviors. However, the course also recognizes that perpetrators of bullying behaviors may also need special education services. You’ll learn specifically about the three criteria that define bullying behaviors, and why targets of bullying behaviors are at special risk. Lastly, you’ll learn about classroom and school-wide strategies that can greatly reduce the threat of bullying in your school.





Course Author


Scott Poland, Ed.D.

Co-Director Suicide and Violence Prevention Office,
 Nova Southeastern University

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