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Bullying and Your Child's IEP

Unfortunately, bullying is a common practice today. More and more children are being bullied and for bullies it does not matter who their targets are. If your child has special needs, you want to give them the appropriate tools and support system to equip them with social skills to help them in the time of need. You can do this by implementing a bullying prevention plan in your child's IEP. In addition, under recent guidance from the U.S. Department of Education, schools are responsible for addressing any bullying that interferes with your child’s right to a free and appropriate public education (FAPE).

Here are some ways that your child’s IEP can help... It can increase self-advocacy skills so that your child can tell someone “no” or walk away.Social skills goals can be created to help them with role playing, social interactions and making friendships.It can teach your child to develop and learn how to respond verbally to bullying behavior.It can help your child wit…

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