Bullying and the Special Learner: Using Community Building Strategies and Self Advocacy Strategies to Empower the Special Learner
During this presentation participants will learn the definition of "bullying" and "special learner" and the research and statistics behind this issue. The participants will then be guided through group work activities that explain and illustrate how social integration helps alleviate the issues of bullying. The focus will be on using the Talking Together Strategy, Positive Selves, and Self Advocacy Strategy to support social integration and community building the the inclusive classroom.
Learning Outcomes and Next Steps:
1. Define Bullying and become familiar with research and statistics
2. Participants will be able to take back to their schools a plan to use Talking Together, Positive Selves, Self Advocacy and other strategies either as stand alone programs or in conjunction with already existing bullying programs to help alleviate this issue in their schools.