Reducing Vulnerability to Bullying for Children and Youth Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing Bullying can be preventable, even for our most vulnerable children and youth, including those who are deaf and hard of hearing. This article explores bullying data, and implications for children and youth who are deaf and hard of hearing, followed by considerations of underlying personal issues including identity and self-concept, ... Article
Article  |   December 21, 2017
Reducing Vulnerability to Bullying for Children and Youth Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Carrie L. Spangler
    Summit Educational Service Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH
  • Cheryl DeConde Johnson
    Summit Educational Service Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH
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  • Financial: Carrie L. Spangler and Cheryl DeConde Johnson have no relevant financial interests to disclose.
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    Nonfinancial: Carrie L. Spangler and Cheryl DeConde Johnson have no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose.×
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Hearing Disorders / Part 2
Article   |   December 21, 2017
Reducing Vulnerability to Bullying for Children and Youth Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, December 2017, Vol. 2, 72-82. doi:10.1044/persp2.SIG9.72
History: Received August 1, 2017 , Revised November 1, 2017 , Accepted November 1, 2017
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, December 2017, Vol. 2, 72-82. doi:10.1044/persp2.SIG9.72
History: Received August 1, 2017; Revised November 1, 2017; Accepted November 1, 2017

Bullying can be preventable, even for our most vulnerable children and youth, including those who are deaf and hard of hearing. This article explores bullying data, and implications for children and youth who are deaf and hard of hearing, followed by considerations of underlying personal issues including identity and self-concept, social communication and cognition, self-determination, and resilience. We close with strategies to reduce victimization for audiologists, parents, and other school providers who play a role in the prevention, identification, and response to bullying.

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