It’s no secret that bullying can have lasting effects on a child’s self-confidence and overall well-being. Unfortunately, children with disabilities, especially those with communication, developmental, and social disabilities, are often targeted. Speech-language pathologists commonly work with these students, putting them close to the action of many forms of bullying. In this essay, Penn State professor Dr. Gordon Blood explores the various aspects of bullying, and how SLPs can help to restore the balance.
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