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Current Developmental Disorders Reports

Current Developmental Disorders Reports

Editor-in-Chief: John Cairney

ISSN: 2196-2987 (electronic version)

Journal no. 40474

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John Cairney, PhD
Professor, Family Medicine
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Editorial Board
Orit Bart, PhD
Head, Department of Occupational Therapy
Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv, Israel

Rainer Blank, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry
University of Heidelberg
Heidelberg, Germany

Livia C. Magalhaes, PhD, OTR
Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy
School of Physical Education, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy
Federal University of Minas Gerais
Minas Gerais, Brazil

Virginia A. Mann, PhD
Professor, Department of Language Science
School of Social Sciences
University of California-Irvine
Irvine, California, USA

Johnny L. Matson, PhD
Professor, Department of Psychology
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

Matt Mosconi, PhD
Associate Professor, Clinical Child Psychology
Departments of Applied Behavioral Science and Psychology
Schiefelbusch Institute for Lifespan Studies
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas, USA

Akio Nakai, MD, PhD
Professor, Institute for Education
Graduate School of Clinical Education
The Center for the Study of Child Development
Mukogawa Women’s University
Nishinomiya, Hyogo, Japan

Frank Oberklaid, MD
Professor, Department of Paediatrics
Melbourne Medical School
University of Melbourne
Melbourne, Australia

Jan Piek, PhD
Professor, Developmental Psychology and Motor Control
School of Psychology and Speech Pathology
Curtin University
Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Johannes Rojahn, PhD
Professor, Department of Psychology
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
George Mason University
Fairfax, Virginia, USA

David Sugden, PhD
Professor, Special Needs in Education
School of Education
University of Leeds
Leeds, England, United Kingdom

Peter Szatmari, MD
Head, Division of Child and Youth Mental Health
Department of Psychiatry
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Naomi Weintraub, PhD
Professor, School of Occupational Therapy
Hadassah Medical Center
Hadassah and the Hebrew University
Jerusalem, Israel

Sheng K. Wu, PhD
Professor, Department of Sport Performance
College of Sport Performance
National Taiwan University of Sport
Taichung, Taiwan

Sections - Volume 6 (2019)

Motor Disorders
Peter H. Wilson, PhD
Co-Director, Centre for Disability and Development Research
Professor, Developmental Psychology
School of Psychology
Australian Catholic University
Melbourne, Australia

Deborah M. Dewey, PhD, RPsych
Professor, Child Development Centre
Departments of Paediatrics and Community Health Sciences
University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Tourette's Syndrome
Timothy S. Zeiger, PsyD
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA

Matthew W. Specht, PhD
Associate Professor, Psychology in Clinical Psychiatry
Weill Cornell Psychiatry Specialty Center
Weill Cornell Medical College
Cornell University
White Plains, New York, USA

Autism Spectrum
Amanda Richdale, PhD
Principal Research Fellow
Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre
La Trobe University
Victoria, Australia

Lauren Hollier Lawson, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Autism Research Centre
School of Psychology and Public Health
La Trobe University
Victoria, Australia

Communication Disorders
Jeff Sigafoos, PhD
Professor of Education
School of Education
Victoria University of Wellington
Kelburn, Wellington, New Zealand

Gaurav Kulkarni, MD
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Psychiatry, Compass Health Network
University of Missouri
Columbia, Missouri, USA

Intellectual Disabilities
Maurice Feldman, PhD
Professor, Chair
Department of Applied Disability Studies
Faculty of Social Sciences
Brock University
St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada

Rosemary Condillac, PhD
Associate Professor, BACB Liaison
Department of Applied Disability Studies
Faculty of Social Sciences
Brock University
St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada

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    Current Developmental Disorders Reports commissions expert reviews from leading scientists and clinicians in the field of developmental disorders. What makes the journal unique is its focus—coverage of not one but a host of major disorders in the field, ranging from autism, ADHD, and Tourette’s syndrome, to motor disorders such as cerebral palsy and developmental coordination disorder, through to language and reading disorders such as developmental dyslexia.


    International authorities serve as editorial board members and section editors, and articles from some of the world’s leading researchers will focus on timely and current reviews of the literature in areas spanning the continuum from bench to communities to individuals. Reviews on new scientific discoveries in neurosciences, genetics, and epidemiology, as well as clinical interventions and policy will provide readers with access to new, innovative, and impactful discoveries as they emerge.  

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