Teasing and Bullying: Reducing the Negative Impact for Children Who Stutter School-age children who stutter are at greater risk for bullying and teasing than many of their classmates (Langevin, Bortnick, Jammer, & Wiebe, 1998). In 2003, the Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA) published a definition of “disability harassment” based on a 2000 U.S Department of Education letter to colleagues regarding ... Article
Article  |   February 01, 2006
Teasing and Bullying: Reducing the Negative Impact for Children Who Stutter
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  • Nina A. Reardon
    Stuttering Therapy Services and Seminars, Frisco, TX
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Article   |   February 01, 2006
Teasing and Bullying: Reducing the Negative Impact for Children Who Stutter
SIG 4 Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, February 2006, Vol. 16, 11-13. doi:10.1044/ffd16.1.11
SIG 4 Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, February 2006, Vol. 16, 11-13. doi:10.1044/ffd16.1.11
School-age children who stutter are at greater risk for bullying and teasing than many of their classmates (Langevin, Bortnick, Jammer, & Wiebe, 1998). In 2003, the Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA) published a definition of “disability harassment” based on a 2000 U.S Department of Education letter to colleagues regarding this ever-expanding issue. The PSEA article defined disability harassment as “the form of bullying and teasing specifically based on or because of a disability. This treatment creates a hostile environment by denying access to, participation in, or receipt of benefits, services, or opportunities at school” (PSEA Interactive, 2003; U.S. Department of Education, 2000). The negative impact disability harassment has on the lives of children who stutter cannot be underestimated.
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