Monday, April 30, 2012

Bullying and Children with Special Needs

 Note from YAI: Must apologize for delay in posting news today. We're hosting our International Conference this week. This story ties so well into what Carol Gray, one of our keynote presenters was discussing this morning. Here is a link to our looking forward conference site -- where you can read and listen to what people from the field are saying and thinking about.

Special-needs youth with chronic medical conditions or developmental disabilities are at risk for anxiety and depression if they're excluded, ignored or bullied by other young people, a new small study says.
It included 109 youngsters, ages 8 to 17, who were recruited during routine visits to a U.S. children's hospital. The patients and their parents completed questionnaires that screen for symptoms of anxiety and depression, and the youngsters also completed a questionnaire that asked them about bullying or exclusion by their peers.

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