Bullying is a significant problem for many children with communication disorders. It can not only lead to an increase in the severity of the communication difficulty; it can also intensify the adverse impact of the disorder. Heightened negative reactions, greater difficulties communicating, and a growing sense of isolation are all potential consequences of bullying. Fortunately, there is much that can be done by therapists, parents, and others to reduce these outcomes. This presentation will review research on bullying that can be adapted for use with children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech and other communication disorders, with an emphasis on growing the evidence base in support of intervention to minimize the effects of bullying.
1) define terms relevant to minimizing bullying (bullying, teasing, bystander, etc.)
2) explain 2 reasons that it is important for SLPs to work to minimize bullying
3) describe 2 treatment activities that help to insulate children from bullying
4) describe 2 activities that both therapist and parents can use that help to educate others about communication disorders
Minutes 1 – 15 What is Bullying and Who Bullies?
Minutes 16 – 30 Why Bullying and Communication Disorders?
Minutes 31 – 50 Insulating the Child
Minutes 51 – 70 Educating the Environment/ How parents can help
Minutes 71 – 90 Specific cases, Resources, Q&A, Discussion