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Childrenwith challenges can encounter difficulties in navigating their journeys withininclusive classrooms. This book focuses on the vulnerabilities of youngsters tobe bullied, especially those with learning disabilities, attention deficithyperactivity disorder, Asperger syndrome, and gifted abilities, and alsodiscusses why these children sometimes become bullies themselves. Getting Beyond Bullying and Exclusion,PreK-5deepens teachers' understanding of common challenges and provides an intimateand realistic view of how children with special needs can become easy targetsfor bullies. The book also shows how adults can inadvertently facilitate the developmentof victim behavior in children or contribute to the development of bullypersonalities. With an abundance of tried-and-true techniques for helpingchildren manage emotions and build on their strengths, this book examines: ·Bullyingstyles, including classic male and female models ·Howteachers can prevent and stop bullying ·Methodsfor intervening early before a negative dynamic progresses into middle or highschool ·Strategiesfor working with overprotective parents ·A"Ninety-Second-a-Day Self-Esteem Prescription Plan" to improve children'sself-image Idealfor both teachers and counselors, this book increases the sensitivity andexpertise that educators need to help children with special needs become moreresilient and experience success at school.