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ERIC Number: EJ1035434
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0161-1461
Bullying: What Speech-Language Pathologists Should Know
Hughes, Stephanie
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, v45 n1 p3-13 Jan 2014
Purpose: The purpose of this tutorial is to introduce speech-language pathologists (SLPs) to the broad issues surrounding the problem of school bullying in childhood and adolescence. Specifically, types of bullying and their causes are considered, as are the roles students take when bullying occurs and the effects of bullying on students with communication disorders. Strategies and suggestions to help SLPs more effectively prevent and manage bullying of students with communication disorders are discussed. Method: A review of the scholarly literature in education, psychology, child and adolescent development, and speech-language pathology was conducted. Recommendations for how SLPs can prevent and intervene in bullying incidences were extrapolated from the reviewed literature. Results: Students with communication disorders are at particularly high risk for being bullied by peers. Some students with communication disorders are "provocative victims" in that they demonstrate impairments in social skills that draw the attention of bullies. Both provocative victims and typical students may react aggressively when bullied and bully others in retaliation. Conclusion: SLPs can and should help to create an inclusive environment for all students while addressing bullying of students with communication disorders via therapeutic activities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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