Bullying and Students with Special Needs

Bullying and Students with Special Needs

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 Authors
Scott Poland, Ed.D.
Scott Poland, Ed.D, is a nationally recognized expert on school bullying, youth violence, suicide intervention, self injury, school safety, threat assessment, parenting and the delivery of psychological services in schools. He is a Co-Director in the Suicide and Violence Prevention Office at Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Poland is the former president of the National Association of School Psychologists.


44 minutes