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Braving the Bullies: What Speech-Language Pathologists Can Do

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Braving the Bullies: What Speech-Language Pathologists Can Do


McKinley, N. (2004, September 21). The ASHA Leader.

In too many schools, the cycle of bully-victim communication is an everyday event that strikes terror in the victims. An estimated 15% of absenteeism from school is attributed to fearful victims avoiding bullies. Four out of five students in grades 8-10 have experienced harassment and bullying at some time in school according to the American Association of University Women. In 37 school shootings by students, more than two-thirds of the attackers had endured long-term, severe harassment and bullying that motivated their attacks.

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