Special-Ed Students, Those With Visible Disabilities At Greater Bullying Risk.

HealthDay (7/4, Dallas) reported, “Students with visible disabilities and those receiving special education services for behavioral problems are at greater risk of being bullied and of bullying others,” according to a study published June 27 in the Journal of School Psychology. In the study of “more than 800 special-ed and general-ed students between the ages of nine and 16 from nine different schools,” researchers found that “not only were special-ed students at greater risk for being bullied or bullying others,” but also that “students with visible or more obvious disabilities, such as language or hearing impairments or mild mental handicaps, were victimized most often.”

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— “Special-Ed Students at Greater Risk of Bullying, Being Bullied: Study, “Mary Elizabeth Dallas, HealthDay, July 3, 2012.

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