Date Presented 04/05/19
Results of this nationwide survey indicated that school OTs believe they should be addressing bullying against students with disabilities in their practice; however, overwhelmingly they are not. They reported their lack of knowledge and the lack of evidence in our field as primary barriers. This study illuminates the need for our profession to advocate for our involvement in addressing school bullying and for entry-level programs and continuing education to include the topic.
Primary Author and Speaker: Janet Njelesani
Contributing Authors: Beth Schweitzer, Aisha Faulkner, Hayden Jeon