Date of Award

Spring 6-9-2023

Author Requested Restriction

Open Access (no restriction)

Work Type

Masters Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



First Advisor

Dr. Matthew Weinstein


This thesis explores trauma and language barriers for refugee students. The three themes identified are trauma prevalence among refugees, language barriers for refugees, and differences between international and local accommodations for refugee students. The paper examines how practices in Washington’s Puget Sound regional school districts align with current research. This research also assesses the Puget Sound region’s accommodations for refugee students and their families. The paper concludes with a discussion of implications for future research and suggestions for improved practice.