Special Education M.A.

Year Approved


First Advisor

Cavalier, Meghan

Second Reader

Erin Wanat;


This literature review will explore the impact of a trauma-informed approach on students' ability to learn. The reader will learn about key terms and definitions that are used throughout the literature. The following literature review explores studies and research done on trauma-informed programs that have been implemented in schools, foster care, and juvenile delinquent centers. The research and studies explore if trauma-informed training has had any impact on students' learning, or educators' way of teaching. The literature review concludes with any limitations of the research and data. There has not been many studies done in regards to trauma-informed education, which has been a limiting factor throughout the literature review. However, many positive elements have come about through the data and research that has been done, and further research is highly suggested.

Degree Name

Special Education M.A.

Document Type

Masterʼs thesis