Special Education M.A.

Number of Pages


Year Approved


First Advisor

Elliott, Nathan

Second Reader

Lisa Silmser


Can mindfulness interventions have a positive impact on both special education students and general education students in the classroom? How does mindfulness affect students’ behavior, academic achievement, and over all wellbeing? This literature review investigated how mindfulness affects special educations students in the general education classroom. The literature suggests mindfulness can be helpful to all students, but especially to those who experience anxiety. It can increase on-task behavior and decrease problem behavior, which can lead to improved classroom and school climate. Mindfulness can be implemented as a behavior intervention for both general education and special education students to help decrease anxiety and stress and increase emotional awareness and regulation. Mindfulness can be a helpful behavior management tool, and with a little time and training, it can also be easy for teachers to implement and practice themselves.

Degree Name

Special Education M.A.

Document Type

Masterʼs thesis