Communiqué Volume 51, Number 7 (May 2023)
Type 1 Diabetes: The Psychosocial Developmental Impact on Adolescents
By Tyra A. Burley
Adolescents with type 1 diabetes are at an increased risk of experiencing social, behavioral, and emotional challenges because of the burden of this chronic illness, with research showing that anxiety disorders, mood/behavior disorders, and eating disorders are most prevalent. This article provides an overview of type 1 diabetes, including prevalence and incidence, diabetes distress, and the psychosocial impact on adolescents, as well as strategies and resources school psychologists can use to support students with type 1 diabetes.
NASP is pleased to announce that Meaghan Curran Guiney, PhD, NCSP, has been selected as the editor-elect of Communiqué, with her full editorship beginning July 1, 2023.
- NASP News Text, Talk, Set to Go: Prepare Students Emotionally for the Transition Out of High School As high school seniors begin making their decisions for their upcoming transition year, much importance is placed on college selection and career decision-making. Students are reminded to complete their college applications, perfect their résumés, and take their entrance exams. Read More
- Professional Practice Timely Completion of Initial Evaluations Under the IDEA This article is part of a series on evaluation under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). It focuses on the common, core responsibility of school psychologists for timely completion of the initial evaluation. It first provides a legal analysis and then a discussion for professional implementation that includes ethical considerations and practical recommendations. Read More
- Viewpoints #ProtectTransKids Is Not Just a Hashtag Protecting all children and adolescents, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) youth, is expected of school psychologists across the United States. Superficial efforts that do not involve social justice actions in the face of intentional misinformation, blatant discrimination, and hate have the potential to cause irreparable harm. Read More
- Graduate Education Rethinking Graduate Recruitment and Retention for Racially and Ethnically Minoritized Students Recruitment and retention of racially and ethnically minoritized students has received increased attention as school psychology reckons with systemic racism. This article argues that critical school psychology offers a framework for graduate educators to reconceptualize recruitment and retention for racially and ethnically minoritized students and to take action. Read More
- Social Justice Inequities and Outcomes of Alternative Education This article highlights disproportionality data within alternative education placement settings and explores potential outcomes that alternative education placements may have on students’ overall well-being. It emphasizes how school psychologists can advocate for equitable practices and systems when considering alternative placement. Read More
- Communication Matters Building Safe Space for Courageous Conversations This article shares communication strategies that helped lay the foundation for a safe space for the authors to have conversations centered around systemic racism and social justice. School psychologists have the responsibility to facilitate or lead conversations that examine privilege and barriers to equitable educational opportunities that children may face. This piece depicts the initial stages of efforts to foster a relationship that celebrates differences, while simultaneously holding space to facilitate change. Read More
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