Advocacy Notes: Responding to Bullying

My student is being bullied
but the school isn’t taking it seriously!

Question from the field: My student is being bullied but the school isn’t taking the situation seriously. What can I do?

Students with hearing loss often struggle in social situations due to a variety of situations. They may not have the level of language sophistication as their peers. They may mis-hear or misunderstand, or they may have a lack of access to what is being said by their peers. All of these can lead to bullying and teasing by peers including systemic bullying. It is critical that the school administration and staff understand your concerns.

 

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