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10/15/2013

Tips and Strategies for Protecting Students with Disabilities from Bullies

While any student can be the target of bullying, a student with a disability is particularly vulnerable.  Exceptional children may be targeted because they may exhibit anxiety or do not recognize or respond to appropriate social cues, which may cause them to be singled out. Consequently, bullying behavior, whether direct or indirect, is problematic for exceptional students who may already be experiencing academic difficulties. Children with learning and emotional disabilities are not only at greater risk of being victimized, but may also bully other children because of their deficiencies or impulses. 
 
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