ERIC Number: EJ892991
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
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Using a Team Approach to Address Bullying of Students with Asperger's Syndrome in Activity-Based Settings
Biggs, Mary Jo Garcia; Simpson, Cynthia; Gaus, Mark D.
Children & Schools, v32 n3 p135-142 Jul 2010
The rate of bullying among individuals with disabilities is alarming. Because of the social and motor deficiencies that individuals with Asperger's syndrome (AS) often display, they are frequently targets of bullying. The physical education setting often consists of a larger number of students than the typical academic instructional setting. This increase in the number of children may foster a breeding ground for bullying of students with limited physical abilities or poor social skills. Understanding AS and bullying will enable social workers and educators to engage in team problem solving to teach children with AS the skills needed to address bullying issues if they encounter them. This approach is particularly beneficial to those students with AS being educated in the general physical education setting. The team approach is most effective when a social worker takes an active role in the process.
Descriptors: Physical Education, Bullying, Asperger Syndrome, Disabilities, Social Work, Teamwork, Special Needs Students, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Intervention
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