Special Education M.A.

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Year Approved


First Advisor

Cavalier, Meghan

Second Reader

Erin Wanat;


Trauma-informed practices have become more utilized within the education setting, which has led to the need for teachers to be educated in these practices. Educators need to know how trauma impacts their students and appropriate interventions for their student who has experienced trauma. Through being educated on the signs of trauma, interventions to support students, and how trauma impacts students educators are able to meet their students’ needs. Students with disabilities are also impacted by trauma and can show internalized and externalized behaviors. Through recognition of these specific behaviors and how trauma can exacerbate these behaviors, it is vital that educators learn from trauma-informed practices, specifically at the elementary level.

Degree Name

Special Education M.A.

Document Type

Masterʼs thesis

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