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Date of Award


Culminating Project Type

Starred Paper

Degree Name

Special Education: M.S.


Special Education


School of Education

First Advisor

Bradley Kaffar

Second Advisor

Jerry Wellik

Third Advisor

Ming Chi Own

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Keywords and Subject Headings

young children Environment behavior disorders


The purpose of this study was to look at the environmental factors young children have that affect how they are later in life, particularly the onset of behavior disorders. Negative environments and struggles in life can drastically affect how children act and the choices they make. Most problems I found in the research include low socioeconomic situations, poor family climate, and adverse childhood experiences. These childhood trauma experiences can drastically affect a child and their future. It is important as teacher to recognize the factors in order to help children throughout their school years as much as we can.



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