Peer mediation and group work
Research has found that peer mediation is one of the most effective approaches for supporting the inclusion of students and the development of social skills at school. Peer mediation is particularly relevant for students who find joining in or engaging with peers challenging, such as students with autism.
Teacher guide to bullying and exclusion
We all like to feel accepted and be part of a group. Some teenagers, such as those with disabilities, are more likely to experience bullying or exclusion than their peers. As a teacher, there are a number of ways that you can support a student with a disability if they are experiencing bullying or exclusion at school.
Disclosing a disability to peers
In some cases, a student and their family may wish to disclose their disability to peers. Developing positive peer perceptions of disability is important for social inclusion of a student with disability. There are a number of ways in which this can be done, including inviting an expert to talk with the class or providing opportunities for the student and their family to share.