Document Type

Special Project

Degree Name

Master of Science in Education


Professional Studies


Special Education

First Advisor

Jane M. Leatherman, PhD, Chair

Committee Members

Jane M. Leatherman, PhD, Chair, Phyllis J. Agness, EdD, Jeong-il Cho, PhD

Date of Award



The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program is being implemented around the country as America attempts to stop the suicides and violence that are taking over our schools and constantly in the media. The program has been adapted for the United States and general education. However, students with disabilities are more often involved in bullying situations than their peers, yet nothing in the program specifically addresses their needs or learning styles. This special project was created to take the lessons in the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program and make them accessible to students with disabilities by presenting them in concrete and visual ways. More importantly, putting the lessons on DVD makes them repeatable for those students who need repetition to learn a new skill.


Special Education and Teaching