Aims and scope

Advances in Neurodevelopmental Disorders publishes high-quality research in the broad area of neurodevelopmental disorders across the lifespan. Study participants may include individuals with:

  • Intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • Global developmental delay
  • Communication disorders
  • Language disorders
  • Speech sound disorders
  • Childhood-onset fluency disorders (e.g., stuttering)
  • Social (e.g., pragmatic) communication disorders
  • Unspecified communication disorders
  • Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), specified and unspecified
  • Specific learning disorders
  • Motor disorders
  • Developmental coordination disorders
  • Stereotypic movement disorder
  • Tic disorders, specified and unspecified
  • Other neurodevelopmental disorders, specified and unspecified

Papers may also include studies of participants with neurodegenerative disorders that lead to a decline in intellectual functioning, including Alzheimer’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, vascular dementia, Lewy body dementia, frontotemporal dementia, corticobasal degeneration, Huntington’s disease, and progressive supranuclear palsy. The journal includes empirical, theoretical and review papers on a large variety of issues, populations, and domains, including but not limited to: diagnosis; incidence and prevalence; and educational, pharmacological, behavioral and cognitive behavioral, mindfulness, and psychosocial interventions across the life span. Animal models of basic research that inform the understanding and treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders are also welcomed. The journal is multidisciplinary and multi-theoretical, and encourages research from multiple specialties in the social sciences using quantitative and mixed-method research methodologies.