Poster Session
Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
OTs' Roles in Addressing Bullying Against Students With Disabilities
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • New York City, NY, USA
  • New York City, NY, USA
  • New York City, NY, USA
  • New York City, NY, USA
Article Information
Rehabilitation, Participation, and Disability / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2019
OTs' Roles in Addressing Bullying Against Students With Disabilities
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505147. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO5010
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505147. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO5010
Abstract

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