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Recognize, Respond, Report: Preventing and Addressing Bullying of Students with Special Needs
Thursday March 31, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Presented by Dr. Lori Ernsperger, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Executive Director of Behavioral Training Resource Center
Sponsored by Brookes Publishing
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The prevalence of bullying in schools is roughly one in four students and can occur twice as often for students with special needs.
Bullying was once a silent epidemic which was endured by millions of children on a daily basis. Today, bullying in schools is being recognized as a public safety issue. Due to their vulnerability, students with disabilities require written goals and direct instruction for addressing a bullying incident. For example, students must be taught assertive body language that can minimize and de-escalate a potential bullying situation.
In this webinar, Dr. Lori Ernsperger provided up-to-date research and specific evidence-based interventions in order for all school professionals to create a safe educational environment and follow the legal requirements set out by the federal government on bullying and disability-based harassment. This recorded webinar provides immediate and effective interventions to prevent bullying that can be implemented across grade levels and settings.
- Recognizing the prevalence rate of bullying for students with special needs
- Recognizing the long term impact of bullying
- Responding with school-wide interventions
- Emphasizing bystander education programs
- Teaching all staff to intervene to bullying incidents
- Teaching appropriate social communication skills
- Reviewing Federal and State laws for identifying and reporting disability-based harassment
This recorded webinar will be useful for both general and special education teachers who work with children with special needs. In addition, school administrators and special education supervisors who provide staff training will benefit from the presentation. Learn how to empower school personnel to prevent bullying of students with disabilities and ultimately minimize the harm.
Dr. Lori Ernsperger is an international speaker and Executive Director of Behavioral Training Resource Center, LLC. Dr. Ernsperger received her Ph.D. in Special Education and is a board certified behavior analyst (BCBA-D). She has over 30 years of experience working in the public schools as a classroom teacher, administrator, and educational consultant. She is the author of: Keys to Success for Teaching Students with Autism, Just Take a Bite: Easy Effective Answers to Food Aversions and Eating Challenges, Girls Under the Umbrella of Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Recognize, Respond, Report: Preventing and Addressing Bullying of Students with Special Needs. Follow her on Twitter @drlorierns.
Founded in 1978, Brookes is an independent, highly respected educational publishing company with a strong focus on helping all people—with and without disabilities—reach their potential. We publish 50+ new titles a year on screening and assessment, early intervention, inclusive and special education, autism and other disabilities, literacy, behavior, communication, and more.
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