Bullying and the cognitively disabled
Bullying shouldn’t happen to anyone, but sadly, those with physical or cognitive disabilities are at an especially high risk of being targeted by bullies.
The observable differences between the target and the bully make for easy insults and little chance of reprisal by the targeted child. It is heartbreaking and could do serious damage to the self-esteem of your child.
Below is a great article that any parent, guardian or educator who deals with students who have learning disabilities or ADHD should read.
When we understand the problem – why it happens, what can be done to stop it – and learn to recognize the warning signs, what we learn are the tools we need to put a stop to the problem. Armed with the right tools, we can help put an end to bullying of all students.