Capstone Project (Open Access)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Humanities & Communication
Human development and families studies
Students with learning disabilities are two to three times more likely to be bullied than nondisabled peers (Banks, 2009). Students in special education need to be continually taught to identify the signs of being bullied and when to speak up to an adult if they are being bullied due to them being a hire target. It is important to teach students about expressing their feelings and identify common bully characteristics. Students with disabilities are already addressing challenges in the academic environment. There are many risks that can develop from a special needs child who is not reporting bullying at school like drop in academics and loss of motivation to attend school therefore, educating students on identifying different types of bullying is important. My targeted audience was 1st and 2nd grade autistic students. I created a one day presentation on bullying prevention along with two worksheets. The worksheets where provided to assess the students individually for me to see if they had gained the expected knowledge.
Olvera, Maria, "Increasing Bullying Awareness in Elementary School Special Needs Students" (2019). Capstone Projects and Master's Theses. 711.