Author: Lori Ernsperger
Publisher: Brookes Pub
Bullying in schools is a national problem that affects a high percentage of students with special needs. This ready-to-use guidebook gives K 12 educators, administrators, and school counselors the research-based interventions they need to stop bullying in its tracks and prevent it before it starts. Using a simple framework of 3 Rs (Recognize, Respond, and Report), you'll master the core components of preventing and addressing bullying and disability-based harassment at the district level, classroom level, and individual level. Practical, proven strategies and tools blend with heartfelt, real-world advice from students who've experienced bullying themselves. An easy fit with your existing initiatives, whether you use PBIS or a commercial anti-bullying program, this essential resource will help you create a safe and secure learning environment for all students to reach their full potential. THIS BOOK WILL HELP YOU: distinguish bullying from normal childhood conflicts develop effective anti-bullying interventions for victims, bystanders, and students who exhibit bullying behaviors address the current legal ramifications of disability-based harassment weave social-emotional learning into your existing curriculum establish a positive and welcoming school climate where respect and acceptance are the norm collect and analyze data on bullying for data-based decision making and results-driven accountability involve parents addressing the issues surrounding bullying, at home and at school understand how teachers and staff may unwittingly contribute to a culture of bullying and how to stop it PRACTICAL MATERIALS: Helpful implementation checklists for each chapter, plus practical tools such as a planning matrix, student and staff surveys, needs assessments, school improvement plans, and bullying reporting forms. "
Author: Hsu-Min Chiang
This book provides an extensive overview of curricula and instructional strategies for teaching children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). It offers an empirically solid framework for designing and developing interventions for learners along the autism spectrum by reducing skill deficits and enhancing learner strengths while being flexible enough to allow for individual differences. The book discusses key concepts in educating individuals with ASD as they impact the processes of syllabus building, from planning goals and objectives to generating content choosing appropriate teaching strategies, and assessing progress. Chapters detail curriculum designs in academic areas such as language skills, science, and social studies, as well as functional skills, including independent living, career development, and preventing social victimization. The book concludes with recommendations for future interventions and curricula-building. Among the topics covered: Communication and autism spectrum disorder. Mathematical problem-solving instruction for students with ASD. Visual arts curriculum for students with ASD. How to build programs focused on daily living and adult independence. Sexuality education for students with ASD. Curricula for Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder is a must-have resource for researchers, graduate students, and clinicians and related therapists and professionals in clinical child and school psychology, childhood/special education, social work, developmental psychology, behavioral therapy/rehabilitation, and child and adolescent psychiatry.
Bullet Points and Best Practices
Author: Justin W. Patchin,Sameer Hinduja
Publisher: Corwin Press
Cutting-edge strategies—ready when you need them. Before bullying surfaces in your school, you need to be ready. This book is organized so you can find the answers you need to make meaningful changes in the way you prevent and respond to bullying. The authors know the challenges educators face. Here they’ve distilled nearly 15 years of research into bite-sized chapters, with strategies and real-world examples to put ideas into action. You’ll learn: How to distinguish bullying from other hurtful behaviors The connection between cyberbullying and in-person bullying Responses that work—and ones that don’t Prevention strategies to put in place now
Responding to the Challenge of Online Social Aggression, Threats, and Distress
Author: Nancy E. Willard
Publisher: Research Press
Online communications can be cruel and vicious. They take place 24/7. Damaging text and images can be widely disseminated and impossible to fully remove. There are emerging reports of youth suicide, violence, and abduction related to cyberbullying and cyberthreats. In this book,the author provides school counselors, administrators, teachers and parents with cutting-edge information on how to prevent and respond to cyberbullying and cyberthreats. It covers challenging issues that occur as students embrace the Internet and other digital technologies such as: *Sending offensive, harassing messages *dissing someone or spreading nasty rumors online *Disclosing someone's intimate personal information *Breaking into someone's e-mail account and sending damaging messages under that person's name *Excluding someone from an online group *Using the Internet to intimidate The book includes detailed guidelines for managing in-school use of the Internet and personal devices, including cell phones. Appendices contain reproducible assessment and program forms, as well as parent and student handouts.
Easy, Effective Answers to Food Aversions and Eating Challenges
Author: Lori Ernsperger,Tania Stegen-Hanson
Category: Family & Relationships
Is your child a “picky” eater or a full-fledged resistant eater? Does he or she eat only 3-20 foods, refusing all others? Eat from only one food group? Gag, tantrum, or become anxious if you introduce new foods? If so, you have a resistant eater. Learn the possible causes, when you need professional help, and how to deal with the behavior at home. Learn why “Don’t play with your food!” and “Clean your plate!”—along with many other old saws—are just plain wrong. And who said you have to eat dessert last? Get ready to have some stereotypes shattered!
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Health and Medicine Division,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Committee on Law and Justice,Board on Children, Youth, and Families,Committee on the Biological and Psychosocial Effects of Peer Victimization: Lessons for Bullying Prevention
Publisher: National Academies Press
Bullying has long been tolerated as a rite of passage among children and adolescents. There is an implication that individuals who are bullied must have "asked for" this type of treatment, or deserved it. Sometimes, even the child who is bullied begins to internalize this idea. For many years, there has been a general acceptance and collective shrug when it comes to a child or adolescent with greater social capital or power pushing around a child perceived as subordinate. But bullying is not developmentally appropriate; it should not be considered a normal part of the typical social grouping that occurs throughout a child's life. Although bullying behavior endures through generations, the milieu is changing. Historically, bulling has occurred at school, the physical setting in which most of childhood is centered and the primary source for peer group formation. In recent years, however, the physical setting is not the only place bullying is occurring. Technology allows for an entirely new type of digital electronic aggression, cyberbullying, which takes place through chat rooms, instant messaging, social media, and other forms of digital electronic communication. Composition of peer groups, shifting demographics, changing societal norms, and modern technology are contextual factors that must be considered to understand and effectively react to bullying in the United States. Youth are embedded in multiple contexts and each of these contexts interacts with individual characteristics of youth in ways that either exacerbate or attenuate the association between these individual characteristics and bullying perpetration or victimization. Recognizing that bullying behavior is a major public health problem that demands the concerted and coordinated time and attention of parents, educators and school administrators, health care providers, policy makers, families, and others concerned with the care of children, this report evaluates the state of the science on biological and psychosocial consequences of peer victimization and the risk and protective factors that either increase or decrease peer victimization behavior and consequences.
Author: Lori Ernsperger
Publisher: Future Horizons
After more than 17 years of experience working with teachers struggling to implement an effective learning program for special needs kids, Dr. Lori Ernsperger decided it was about time someone created a comprehensive resource for practical use in the classroom. She wrote this book as a practical, step-by-step guide to educating students with autism. This much-needed resource unlocks the secrets of six critical teaching elements, including: creating an effective classroom environment curriculum development instructional strategies managing problem behaviors data collection building collaborative teams Perfect for new and veteran teachers, this book enables school personnel to efficiently create and implement an effective educational program for students with autism regardless of their level of experience or training. Helpful chapters include: Creating a Positive Environment Designing and Implementing an Appropriate Curriculum Identifying & Implementing Instructional Strategies Developing Effective Behavior Programming Data Collection TEAM: Together Everyone Achieves More
A Guide for Professional School Counselors
Author: Theresa A. Quigney,Jeannine R. Studer
Like no other book available, Working with Students with Disabilities: A Guide for School Counselors provides comprehensive coverage of school counselors’ roles in special education and working with students with disabilities and connects that coverage to both the ASCA national model and CACREP standards. In Working with Students with Disabilities, school counselors will find thoughtful analyses of the legal and regulatory basis for many of the practices in special education, including an overview of pertinent laws including the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. They’ll gain an in-depth understanding of the leadership role that school counselors should play in supporting students, teachers, and families, and they’ll also come away with an understanding of the common challenges—like bullying, cyberbullying, and successful transitioning from high school to adult life— to which students with disabilities may be more vulnerable, as well as less common challenges such as behavioral difficulties, autism spectrum disorders, and many more.
Author: Kenneth Shore
Publisher: National Professional Resources Inc./Dude Publishing
The laminated guide Bullying Prevention for Students with Disabilities is designed to help principals, teachers, and other school staff understand the problem of bullying of students with disabilities, including the rights of students with disabilities and responsibilities of schools under federal and state laws. It offers strategies for preventing bullying of students with special needs, dealing with bullying incidents, promoting social competence, and creating a positive and safe classroom and school climate. Written by Dr. Kenneth Shore, this six-page (bi-fold) guide is an invaluable quick reference tool that provides specific suggestions for how to >Use the IEP of students with disabilities as an anti-bullying tool >Support the student with special needs who is the victim of bullying >Promote social skills development >Create a positive classroom and school climate
Practical Solutions for Addressing Everyday Challenges
Author: Lori Ernsperger,Danielle Wendel
Publisher: AAPC Publishing
Co-authored by an experienced professional and a mother of a young girl on the autism spectrum, this much-awaited book combines the best of both worlds as it gives a voice to girls under the umbrella. The authors provide insightful first-hand accounts of girls' lives along with research-based strategies and practical techniques for addressing the unique needs of girls on the spectrum while nurturing and developing their gifts and talents.
Author: National Research Council,Institute of Medicine,Committee on Law and Justice,Board on Children, Youth, and Families
Publisher: National Academies Press
Category: Social Science
Bullying - long tolerated as just a part of growing up - finally has been recognized as a substantial and preventable health problem. Bullying is associated with anxiety, depression, poor school performance, and future delinquent behavior among its targets, and reports regularly surface of youth who have committed suicide at least in part because of intolerable bullying. Bullying also can have harmful effects on children who bully, on bystanders, on school climates, and on society at large. Bullying can occur at all ages, from before elementary school to after high school. It can take the form of physical violence, verbal attacks, social isolation, spreading rumors, or cyberbullying. Increased concern about bullying has led 49 states and the District of Columbia to enact anti-bullying legislation since 1999. In addition, research on the causes, consequences, and prevention of bullying has expanded greatly in recent decades. However, major gaps still exist in the understanding of bullying and of interventions that can prevent or mitigate the effects of bullying. Building Capacity to Reduce Bullying is the summary of a workshop convened by the Board on Children, Youth, and Families of the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council in April 2014 to identify the conceptual models and interventions that have proven effective in decreasing bullying, examine models that could increase protective factors and mitigate the negative effects of bullying, and explore the appropriate roles of different groups in preventing bullying. This report reviews research on bullying prevention and intervention efforts as well as efforts in related areas of research and practice, implemented in a range of contexts and settings, including schools, peers, families, communities, laws and public policies, and technology. Building Capacity to Reduce Bullying considers how involvement or lack of involvement by these sectors influences opportunities for bullying, and appropriate roles for these sectors in preventing bullying. This report highlights current research on bullying prevention, considers what works and what does not work, and derives lessons learned.
Student Insights Into Bullying and Peer Mistreatment: Student Insights Into Bullying and Peer Mistreatment
Author: Stan Davis,Charisse Nixon
Category: Bullying in schools
In this landmark study, authors Stan Davis and Charisse L. Nixon add youth voices to the national debate about bullying and peer mistreatment. Provided in these pages is a detailed analysis of findings from their survey of over 13,000 students across 31 schools in the United States¿plus suggestions for meaningful change based on students¿ responses.Youth Voice Project includes an overview of the project¿s rationale and methodology, a description of the characteristics and impact of peer mistreatment, and an analysis of the effectiveness of various types of response to peer mistreatment: self-actions, peer-actions, and adult actions.Students¿ views of what works¿and doesn¿t work¿in response to bullying are enlightening and sometimes surprising: When asked what made things better or worse in a bullying situation, youth reported that actions involving peer alliance and friendship made things better and that it was effective to access help from others. However, some classic adult advice for youth on bullying, such as ¿telling them to stop¿ and ¿telling them how they're making you feel,¿ could actually make things much worse.Bridging the gap between research and practice, the text offers much-needed direction for educators, administrators, parents, and all other stakeholders. Conclusions focus on ways to make schools safe, inclusive, and supportive environments for learning¿specifically, by promoting efforts to improve school connections, social equity, and what the authors call the ¿Four Rs¿: respect, relationships, resiliency, and responsiveness.
How Our Unconscious Minds Elect Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars, and Save Our Lives
Author: Shankar Vedantam
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
Category: Social Science
The hidden brain is the voice in our ear when we make the most important decisions in our lives—but we’re never aware of it. The hidden brain decides whom we fall in love with and whom we hate. It tells us to vote for the white candidate and convict the dark-skinned defendant, to hire the thin woman but pay her less than the man doing the same job. It can direct us to safety when disaster strikes and move us to extraordinary acts of altruism. But it can also be manipulated to turn an ordinary person into a suicide terrorist or a group of bystanders into a mob. In a series of compulsively readable narratives, Shankar Vedantam journeys through the latest discoveries in neuroscience, psychology, and behavioral science to uncover the darkest corner of our minds and its decisive impact on the choices we make as individuals and as a society. Filled with fascinating characters, dramatic storytelling, and cutting-edge science, this is an engrossing exploration of the secrets our brains keep from us—and how they are revealed.
Practical Strategies for Reducing Bullying
Author: Stan Davis,Julia Davis
Publisher: Research Press
This widely used book is packed with practical guidelines and proven strategies for implementing a whole-school approach for reducing bullying. The author draws on theory and research ¿ as well as over two decades of experience as a school counselor, presenter, and consultant ¿ to provide educators with creative ideas and successful techniques. Interventions to help aggressive youth internalize rules and develop conscience are paired with methods for helping targets of bullying heal. The book addresses preventing harassment of students with disabilities and contains a troubleshooting guide for developing and implementing school discipline systems.
A Practical Guide to Understanding and Teaching the Most Challenging Students
Author: Jessica Minahan,Nancy Rappaport
Based on a collaboration dating back nearly a decade, the authors--a behavioral analyst and a child psychiatrist--reveal their systematic approach for deciphering causes and patterns of difficult behaviors and how to match them with proven strategies for getting students back on track to learn. The Behavior Code includes user-friendly worksheets and other helpful resources.
How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future(Or, Don 't Trust Anyone Under 30)
Author: Mark Bauerlein
Category: Social Science
This shocking, surprisingly entertaining romp into the intellectual nether regions of today's underthirty set reveals the disturbing and, ultimately, incontrovertible truth: cyberculture is turning us into a society of know-nothings. The Dumbest Generation is a dire report on the intellectual life of young adults and a timely warning of its impact on American democracy and culture. For decades, concern has been brewing about the dumbed-down popular culture available to young people and the impact it has on their futures. But at the dawn of the digital age, many thought they saw an answer: the internet, email, blogs, and interactive and hyper-realistic video games promised to yield a generation of sharper, more aware, and intellectually sophisticated children. The terms “information superhighway” and “knowledge economy” entered the lexicon, and we assumed that teens would use their knowledge and understanding of technology to set themselves apart as the vanguards of this new digital era. That was the promise. But the enlightenment didn’t happen. The technology that was supposed to make young adults more aware, diversify their tastes, and improve their verbal skills has had the opposite effect. According to recent reports from the National Endowment for the Arts, most young people in the United States do not read literature, visit museums, or vote. They cannot explain basic scientific methods, recount basic American history, name their local political representatives, or locate Iraq or Israel on a map. The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future is a startling examination of the intellectual life of young adults and a timely warning of its impact on American culture and democracy. Over the last few decades, how we view adolescence itself has changed, growing from a pitstop on the road to adulthood to its own space in society, wholly separate from adult life. This change in adolescent culture has gone hand in hand with an insidious infantilization of our culture at large; as adolescents continue to disengage from the adult world, they have built their own, acquiring more spending money, steering classrooms and culture towards their own needs and interests, and now using the technology once promoted as the greatest hope for their futures to indulge in diversions, from MySpace to multiplayer video games, 24/7. Can a nation continue to enjoy political and economic predominance if its citizens refuse to grow up? Drawing upon exhaustive research, personal anecdotes, and historical and social analysis, The Dumbest Generation presents a portrait of the young American mind at this critical juncture, and lays out a compelling vision of how we might address its deficiencies. The Dumbest Generation pulls no punches as it reveals the true cost of the digital age—and our last chance to fix it.
Author: Jane Utley Adelizzi,Diane B. Goss
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Category: Family & Relationships
Offers advice to parents of children with learning disabilities to help them provide the personal and academic support their children need to learn and thrive.
A User Guide to Adolescence
Author: Luke Jackson
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Offers insights by a teenager with Asperger's syndrome into the difficulties of the disorder, including information on fascinations and obsessions, sensory perception, sleep, bullies, moral dilemmas, eating, and socializing.
Six Basic Approaches
Author: Ken Rigby
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Outlines the existing methods used to address bullying in school, describing when and how each method can be best applied. Addresses the six major methods of bullying intervention Critically explores the rationale, strengths, and limitations of each intervention Evaluates efficacy and applicability of each intervention for different bullying situations encountered in the school setting