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  • Program reduces bullying by students with disabilities, study finds

    A study led by Dorothy L. Espelage, the Gutgsell Endowed Professor of child development and Hardie Scholar, found that the popular social-emotional learning program Second Step effectively reduced peer aggression among youths with disabilities.

    A study led by Dorothy L. Espelage, the Gutgsell Endowed Professor of child development and Hardie Scholar, found that the popular social-emotional learning program Second Step effectively reduced peer aggression among youths with disabilities.

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  • To reach Dorothy Espelage, call 217-766-6413; email espelage@illinois.edu The paper, “Social-Emotional Learning Program to Reduce Bullying, Fighting, and Victimization Among Middle School Students with Disabilities,” is available online from Sage Publications.