Addressing Bullying Against Students with Disabilities

Students with disabilities are more likely than their non-disabled peers to experience bullying in school. School-based occupational therapists play a crucial role in the provision of comprehensive services to students with disabilities. Although occupational therapists have the expertise and a professional and ethical responsibility to promote the health and safety of their students, occupational therapy […]

Q&A: Understanding Black Male Reactions to Police

“Understanding the reactions of Black male youth to police”, a project led by Dr. Patrick Shrout (Professor of Psychology), and Crystal Clarke (Doctoral candidate, NYU Psychology), examines how African American, Black immigrant, and White youth in New York City potentially differ in their assessment of police in terms of threat, security, trust in the police, […]

Underperforming Schools: A Primer for our Education Secretary

Last week, we learned that the United States Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, has never “intentionally visited schools that are underperforming.” This statement comes during a year of education protests: parent activism over unheated classrooms, teacher strikes over insufficient pay, student marches against gun violence, and online campaigns to fight inadequate school resources. If DeVos […]