Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)

First Advisor

Deborah B. Vilas


This independent study is intended to support very young children, ages 4-8, who are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and their families. The following work provides a thorough examination of literature regarding the social-emotional effects of type 1 diabetes on the young child and his or her family; the specific developmental challenges that can arise due to an early type 1 diabetes diagnosis; and a detailed review of the current fictional children's literature available to this population. Finally, as a culmination of this research, this project includes an original, fictional story intended to address the social-emotional needs of the young child with type 1 diabetes and his or her family.


Early childhood special education (Program of study)

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