Special Education M.A.

Number of Pages


Year Approved


First Advisor

Cavalier, Meghan

Second Reader

Erin Wanat


Childhood trauma is known as a health crisis in America. Trauma can be defined in multiple different ways, can be displayed in different behaviors, and can be supported within school if done so appropriately. Within this literature review thesis, trauma is defined in different ways. It also evaluates the different symptoms that students might bring into the classroom as a result of the adverse childhood experience. This literature review evaluates the different ways to support children of trauma, whether they receive general education or special education support through the different recommendations of trauma-informed education and creating supportive environments.

Degree Name

Special Education M.A.

Document Type

Masterʼs thesis