JRTDD have been indexed in CiteFactor

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JRTDD indexed in UNSW Sydney Library

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JRTDD is reading everywhere on the globe. Now, it is indexed in UNSW Sydney Library. We are glad about that.

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JRTDD indexed in Libris

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Journal for ReAttach Therapy and Developmental Diversities is already indexed in Libris.

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IN MEMORIAM – Prof. Dr. Alexander Poletaev

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With great sadness we want to announce that yesterday on March 6th, 2021 Prof. Dr. Alexander Poletaev died in hospital in Moscow. He was the member of JRTDD Editorial Board. We send condolences to his family for this great person. Here we want to thanks Prof. Poletaev for his contribution as author and reviewer in Journal for ReAttach Therapy and Developmental Diversities in almost last three years.

Prof. Dr. Alexander Poletaev was born in Moscow, Russia in 1951. He was a graduate of the 3rd Medical Institute in Moscow (1974), where he later obtained his PhD (1977). He obtained MD degrees in 1988 on the Faculty of Biochemistry of the University of International Friendship in Moscow. He worked as researcher, senior researcher, main researcher in the Res. Inst. of Normal Physiology by name P. K. Anokhin, Moscow; Medical Research Center Immmunculus, Moscow; Federal Research Ctr. of Reanimation and Rehabilitation RAS, Moscow, Russia. His research interests were related to Immunophysiology, Natural autoimmunity, Autism, Immunology of pregnancy and fetal development, Immunobiotechnology, Oncoimmunology. He was member of some International Scientific Society and member of Editorial Board of many international journals. He took a part (as invited speaker, Chairman and co-chairman) in nearly two dozen of International Congresses, conferences and seminars. He was an author of more than 200 articles published in Russian and international journals, handbooks and manuals. He was author more than 10 Patents in field of Biochemistry, Immunology, Biotechnology.

JRTDD indexed in Sherpa Romeo

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I want to inform you that JRTDD is already indexed in Sherpa Romeo.

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Caregivers’ Perceptions of Family Quality of Life of Individuals with Developmental Disabilities Comorbid with Dementia: A Pilot Study

Christina N. MARSACK-TOPOLEWSKI
Preethy S. SAMUEL

Eastern Michigan University, School of Social Work
Department of Health Care Sciences, Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Detroit, Michigan, USA
E-mail: ctopole1@emich.edu
Received: 17-October-2020
Revised: 16-November-2020
Accepted: 20-November-2020
Online first: 21-November-2020

Abstract

Introduction: Although individuals with intellectual/ developmental disabilities (I/DD) are living longer than in the past, they also are exposed to age-related changes in health and well-being. They are prone to acquire dementia that often manifests earlier and more frequently than in the general population. However, there is sparse knowledge on the daily challenges that affect the quality of life of the individuals with I/DD and comorbid dementia and their family caregivers.

Aim: This pilot study examined strengths and challenges of individuals with dual diagnoses of I/DD and dementia using the family quality of life (FQOL) framework.

Method: Cross-sectional data was gathered from a convenience sample of family caregivers using a web-based electronic survey.

Objectives: This study aims to identify the common and differential elements of the DLD (SLI) and LD through a quantitative and qualitative analysis.

Results: The variables of interest in this study were the levels of importance and satisfaction attributed to the nine FQOL domains, and overall FQOL. The mean level of importance was higher than the associated ratings of satisfaction in eight of the nine domains, with an overall importance mean of 4.15 and satisfaction mean of 3.28. Analysis of the open-ended comments indicated that the negative impact of social isolation, compound caregiving, and dynamically changing caregiving needs on overall FQOL was balanced by participants’ values and beliefs.

Results: A statistical analysis (Student’s t test) was conducted in order to compare the children in LD and DLD groups. The data obtained from this analysis along with LSA indicate that the language skills differ between the two groups in the following aspects: lexical, pragmatic, semantic, syntactic, morphological and phonological. Significant differences (p < .05) occur for the start of speech therapy age, phonological disorder, passive vocabulary and language psychological age. Results for active vocabulary did not indicate a statistical difference between LD and DLD children.

Implication for practice: The discrepancies in the FQOL domains pertaining to formal and informal services and social supports elucidate a need to empower families with high caregiving needs through research, practice and policy.

Conclusion Providers should be cognizant of the needs of individuals with I/DD and dementia comorbid, as well as the needs of their family caregivers.

Key words: Aging families, Caregiving, Dementia, Developmental Disability, Family quality of life, Intellectual Disability

Citation: Marsack-Topolewski, N. C., Samuel, S. P. Caregivers’ Perceptions of Family Quality of Life of Individuals with Developmental Disabilities Comorbid with Dementia: A Pilot StudyJournal for ReAttach Therapy and Developmental Diversities, 2020 Dec 25; 3(2): 56-70. https://doi.org/10.26407/2020jrtdd.1.38

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JRTDD has been indexed in 20 new databases

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It is my great pleasure to inform you that JRTDD journal has been indexed in 20 new databases all over the world. Mainly it has been indexed in university libraries from Germany, Poland, Denmark, Japan, China, etc. Our journal can be read from lot of countries. Please see all newest indexation in alphabetical order:

  1. Baidu
  2. DTU Findit – Technical Information Center of Denmark, DTU Library
  3. GIGA German of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg
  4. HEBIS, Union Catalog Hesse
  5. Library of Congress
  6. LibrarySearch
  7. Kanazawa University Library
  8. KOBV Berlin – Brandenburg
  9. Kyushu University Library
  10. Max Planck Institute
  11. Polish Scientific Bibliography
  12. Scilit
  13. Simon Fraser University’s electronic journal database
  14. Universitats Bibliothek Ilmenau
  15. Universitat Bibliothek Leipzig 
  16. University Library Goethe University
  17. Warsaw University of Technology Digital Library
  18. Wilday Technical University of Applied Sciences
  19. WZB Berlin Social Science Center
  20. ZDB OPAC Zeitschriftendatenbank

 

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Specific Language Impairment and Language Delay: an Analysis of Developmental Language Disorder Characteristics in a Group of Romanian Children

Ovidiu CRISTIAN TUDOREAN
Alois GHERGUT

Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences “Alexandru Ioan Cuza”
University of Iaşi, Iaşi, Romania
E-mail: cristi.tudorean@gmail.com
Received: 31-August-2020
Revised: 29-October-2020
Accepted: 08-November-2020
Online first: 09-November-2020

Abstract

Introduction: Although specific language impairment (SLI) or developmental language disorder (DLD) and language delay (LD) are fairly well documented language disorders, the specificity for Romanian children has not been clearly highlighted.

Methods: EF were measured with the Behaviour Rating Inventory of Executive Functions (BRIEF), and social and academic competences were measured with the Social Skills Rating System (SSRS). The sample for this study consisted of 44 adolescents with mild intellectual disability aged 15-18 years old (mean age 16.7 years, SD- 1.4).

Objectives: This study aims to identify the common and differential elements of the DLD (SLI) and LD through a quantitative and qualitative analysis.

Methods: We considered two groups of children: one diagnosed with DLD (n = 67) and another with LD (n = 57), aged 3 to 12 years (M age = 5 years 8 months). Tests for establishing the language psychological age and the active and passive vocabulary, recording the phonetic inventory and language sample analysis (LSA) for qualitative observations were used as analysis tools. These instruments proved to be useful in establishing the specificity of each disorder and formulating the prognosis.

Results: A statistical analysis (Student’s t test) was conducted in order to compare the children in LD and DLD groups. The data obtained from this analysis along with LSA indicate that the language skills differ between the two groups in the following aspects: lexical, pragmatic, semantic, syntactic, morphological and phonological. Significant differences (p < .05) occur for the start of speech therapy age, phonological disorder, passive vocabulary and language psychological age. Results for active vocabulary did not indicate a statistical difference between LD and DLD children.

Conclusions: The characteristics of DLD and LD were noted in this study. These language disorders have specific markers, which imply differentiated measures, from the diagnosis phase to the construction of the remediation plan. The study is a prospective one, this issue being the subject for further exhaustive approaches.

Key words: specific language impairment, developmental language disorder, language delay, phonetic inventory, language psychological age, expressive and receptive vocabulary

Citation: Cristian Tudorean, O., Ghergut, A. Specific Language Impairment and Language Delay: an Analysis of Developmental Language Disorder Characteristics in a Group of Romanian Children. Journal for ReAttach Therapy and Developmental Diversities, 2020 Dec 25; 3(2): 40-55. https://doi.org/10.26407/2020jrtdd.1.37

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Bibliography about autism in JRTDD (2018-2020)

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Please find bibliography about autism already published in Journal for ReAttach Therapy and Developmental Diversities from 2018 until 2020.

Vol.1, issue 1
Kossewska, J. (2018). Autism: is there a place for ReAttach therapy? Journal for ReAttach Therapy and Developmental Diversities, 1(1), 67-69. doi: 10.26407/2018jrtdd.1.5
Poletaev, A. B. (2018). Autistic child and his mother: marker molecules of blood and reflection of molecular and cellular disturbances. Journal for ReAttach Therapy and Developmental Diversities, 1(1), 59-66. doi: 10.26407/2018jrtdd.1.8
Weerkamp-Bartholomeus, P. (2018). Autism: The Pre-Conceptual State of Mind. Journal for ReAttach Therapy and Developmental Diversities, 1(1), 7-14. doi: 10.26407/2018jrtdd.1.3
Vol.1, issue 2
Fitzgerald, M. M. (2019). The history of autism in the first half century of the 20th century: new and revised. Journal for ReAttach Therapy and Developmental Diversities, 1(2), 70-77. doi:10.26407/2018jrtdd.1.13
Trajkovski, V. (2019). Health Condition in Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Journal for ReAttach Therapy and Developmental Diversities, 1(2), 112-124. doi: 10.26407/2018jrtdd.1.12
Weerkamp-Bartholomeus, P. (2019). How to tailor a transdiagnostic intervention to the individual state of mind of individuals with ASD? Journal for ReAttach Therapy and Developmental Diversities, 1(2), 78-83. doi: 10.26407/2018jrtdd.1.14
Vol.2, issue 1
Vasilevska Petrovska, I., Giannakopoulou, A.C., Giannakopoulou, A.C., Winstanley, A., Miletto, R., Constanţa Roşca, G., … Trajkovski, V. (2019). Environmental Barriers and Facilitators to Participation of People with Autism Spectrum Disorders: stakeholders’ perspective. Journal for ReAttach Therapy and Developmental Diversities, 2(1), 26-39. doi: 10.26407/2019jrtdd.1.1
Vol.2, issue 2
Casanova, E. L., Sharp, J. L., Edelson, S. M., Kelly, D. P., Sokhadze, E. M., & Casanova, M. F. (2020). Immune, Autonomic, and Endocrine Dysregulation in Autism and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome/Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders Versus Unaffected Controls. Journal for ReAttach Therapy and Developmental Diversities, 2(2), 82-95. doi: 10.26407/2019jrtdd.1.20
Đorđević, M. V., Glumbić, N. P., Brojčin, B. B., & Jojić, M. P. (2020). Predictors of Aggressive Behaviour in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. . Journal for ReAttach Therapy and Developmental Diversities, 2(2), 70-81. doi: 10.26407/2019jrtdd.1.22
Savory, K., & Syer, Y. A. (2020). Advances in the understanding of cellular pathogenesis associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal for ReAttach Therapy and Developmental Diversities, 2(2), 96-118. doi: 10.26407/2019jrtdd.1.21
Vol.3, issue 1
Bramble, P., & Preeced, D. (2020). Identifying impact in a transnational project providing parent education for families living with autism in south-east Europe. Journal for ReAttach Therapy and Developmental Diversities, 3(1), 4-13. doi: 10.26407/2020jrtdd.1.26
Trajkovski, V. (2020). Psychological aspects of autism spectrum disorder. Journal for ReAttach Therapy and Developmental Diversities, 3(1), 14-23. doi: 10.26407/2020jrtdd.1.30.
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Impact of Physical Exercise on Psychological Well-being and Psychiatric Disorders

Elisabetta PARRA1
Alessandro ARONE1
Salvatore AMADORI1
Federico MUCCI2
Stefania PALERMO1
Donatella MARAZZITI1

1Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pisa, Italy
2Department of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Pharmacology, University of Siena, Italy
E-mail: federico.mucci@med.unipi.it
Received: 12-August-2020
Revised: 25-November-2020
Accepted: 01-December-2020
Online first: 08-December-2020

Abstract

Background: Physical exercise is one of the major features of human health, as it is involved in several physiological processes and related to major benefits in reducing body fat, myocardial infarction, hypertension and insulin resistance risk. Physical exercise also plays a positive role in achieving psychological well-being that can be defined as a state of happiness and serenity, with low levels of distress, overall good physical and mental health and outlook and a good quality of life.

Aim of the paper: To review the positive effects of physical activity on psychological well-being and its possible neurobiological underpinnings, as well as its impact on several neuropsychiatric disorders, such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorders, schizophrenia and some neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.

Methods: The PubMed, Scopus, Embase, PsycINFO and Google Scholar databases were searched for full text articles published in the latest thirty years on the benefits that physical activity exerts on psychological well-being.

Objectives: This study aims to identify the common and differential elements of the DLD (SLI) and LD through a quantitative and qualitative analysis.

Results: An impressive amount of data support the positive role of physical activity on psychological well-being and a large amount of research has focused on its beneficial effects in improving the symptoms of the main neuropsychiatric disorders, while highlighting its usefulness as an adjuvant option to psychopharmacological treatments and psychotherapy. In particular, exercise would deeply affect CNS morphology and function, through heterogeneous mechanisms including, amongst the others, the production of hormones, neurotransmitters and neurotrophins, the promotion of angiogenesis and neuroplasticity, and the regulation of gene expression.

Conclusion: Literature indicates that the promotion of physical activity may work like an adjunctive and/or augmentation strategy to enhance drugs or psychological treatments, or even as an alternative option in major depression.

Key words: Physical Exercise, Well-being, Psychological Well-being, Neuropsychiatric Disorders, Neurobiology

Citation: Parra, E., Arone, A., Amadori, S., Mucci, F., Palermo, S., Marazziti, D. Impact of Physical Exercise on Psychological Well-being and Psychiatric Disorders. Journal for ReAttach Therapy and Developmental Diversities, 2020 Dec 25; 3(2): 56-70. https://doi.org/10.26407/2020jrtdd.1.39

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