JRTDD indexed into QOAM (Quality Open Access Market)

Dear readers,

We have another indexing of JRTDD into QOAM (Quality Open Access Market).

What is QOAM?

Quality of Service

It is important to realise that ‘quality’ in the context of QOAM relates to the quality of a journal’s service to authors, rather than to a hypothesized quality of a journal’s scientific and scholarly content as based on citation metrics.

In QOAM, academic authors score the experience they have had with the journal’s peer review and editorial board from 1 to 5 via a concise journal score card. The QoS indicator of a journal is then defined as the product of the average score of the journal and the ‘robustness’ of this score.

The robustness relates the number N of score cards to the number A of articles (read DOIs) of the journal, both measured over the same period of time. As the number of articles of a journal varies widely, some logarithmic scaling is used to bring the result within scope. Journals with less than 10 articles are left aside. The time period is a moving window over the current year and the previous two years.

The actual formula for the robustness is: 1 + log (N/log A), with A ≥ 10.

Price information

In QOAM, the publication fee of a journal is found behind the tab ‘Price information’ on the detail page of a journal under the respective headings ‘List price’ and ‘My discount’. The first one is gathered from the journal’s web site; information about institutional discounts comes from licence brokers, like SURFmarket, publishers or libraries.

Privacy policy

QOAM is a free service, based on academic crowd sourcing. QOAM uses no cookies and can be visited anonymously. Conversely, author reviews in QOAM are named.
In order to publish a score card in QOAM one has to log in via one’s institutional email address. In practice this means that QOAM collects the names and institutional email addresses of the reviewers. No other information is collected. The names are used to sign the score cards and are publicly visible. An author’s institutional email address, however, is only shown to other authors of score cards. No other uses of these data are foreseen.
Underlying this policy are the views that (1) anonymous score cards are prone to misuse and should be avoided in QOAM and (2) authors of score cards should be able to contact each other for dialogue.
Finally, QOAM uses the https protocol for secure exchange of data. QOAM data are stored in the Netherlands and governed by Dutch c.q. European law.

Source: https://www.qoam.eu/

JRTDD indexed into Semantic Scholar

Dear readers,

With great pleasure I want to inform you that JRTDD is already indexed in Semantic Scholar.

What is Semantic Scholar?

Semantic Scholar is a project developed at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence. Publicly released in November 2015, it is designed to be an AI-backed search engine for academic publications.[1] The project uses a combination of machine learningnatural language processing, and machine vision to add a layer of semantic analysis to the traditional methods of citation analysis, and to extract relevant figures, entities, and venues from papers.[2] In comparison to Google Scholar and PubMed, Semantic Scholar is designed to highlight the most important and influential papers, and to identify the connections between them.

Source: Wikipedia

AN EXPLORATORY STUDY OF THE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN SELF-ESTEEM LEVELS IN ADULTS AND RETROSPECTIVE REPORTS OF THEIR PEER RELATIONS AND MOTOR SKILLS IN CHILDHOOD

Adella GILL1,
Sophie BRIGSTOCKE1,
Adam GOODY1,2
1Department of Psychology, University of York
2Department of Psychology, Durham University
E-mail: sophie.brigstocke@york.ac.uk
Received: 03-March-2020
Revised: 15-April-2020
Accepted: 28-April-2020
Online first: 29-April-2020

Abstract

Introduction: The association between motor coordination difficulties (a core feature of Developmental Coordination Disorder) and mental health difficulties, such as low self-worth, anxiety and depression is well documented. This study extends existing research by exploring whether this association is mediated by factors such as bullying or social inclusion during childhood.

Method: This study used a retrospective design in which 217 adult participants completed an online questionnaire which asked about their motor skills in childhood, recollections of peer relationships in primary school, and their current level of self-esteem.

Results: Participants’ recollections of their motor skills in childhood was strongly associated with their current self-esteem self-rating. This finding is consistent with previous studies. Investigation of this association suggests it was mediated by participants reporting lower feelings of social inclusion in childhood. This suggests that adults who report feeling socially excluded at primary school are at risk of experiencing lower levels of self-esteem in adulthood. Interestingly, no association was revealed between low levels of adult self-esteem and recollections of overt bullying in childhood.

Conclusions: This finding, if extended suggests that social exclusion in childhood may be a risk factor for future wellbeing and self-esteem of individuals with difficulties with motor skills. This could have important practical implications, highlighting the importance of initiatives offered within primary schools to support social inclusion, especially for those with motor coordination difficulties. Teachers are well trained on anti-bullying tactics and anti-bullying campaigns are promoted to pupils in many areas. However, it is not clear that the impact of social exclusion, which can be harder to monitor, is highlighted as prominently. Further studies should consider gathering information from children and charting their self-esteem and perceived social inclusion longitudinally.

Key words: Developmental Coordination Disorder, Motor Coordination Difficulties, Bullying, Self Esteem, Social Exclusion, School Peer Relations

Citation: Gill, A., Brigstocke, S., Goody, A. An exploratory study of the association between self-esteem levels in adults and retrospective reports of their peer relations and motor skills in childhood. Journal for ReAttach Therapy and Developmental Diversities, 2020 Jul 05; 3(1):24-33. https://doi.org/10.26407/2020jrtdd.1.28

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PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER

Vladimir TRAJKOVSKI
Institute of Special Education and Rehabilitation
Faculty of Philosophy, University “Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Skopje
Republic of Macedonia
E-mail: vladotra@fzf.ukim.edu.mk
Received: 08-May-2020
Revised: 09-June-2020
Accepted: 14-June-2020
Online first: 15-June-2020

Abstract

Introduction: Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex neurodevelopmental condition that occurs within the first 3 years of life, which is characterised by poor social skills, communication problems and stereotyped patterns of behaviour. Autism is a life-long disorder that has a substantial effect on the individual, their family, and society.
The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview about the psychosocial aspects of autism spectrum disorders.

Methods: An analysis of relevant literature, sources from the internet and published literature, personal experience and observations of the author.

Findings: Despite widespread research and greater public awareness, ASD has an unclear etiology and no known cure, making it difficult to acquire an accurate and timely diagnosis. Psychologic functions such as attention, executive function, academic functioning, memory, emotions, and sensory processing are described. There is a need for continuous psycho-social support for people with ASD and their relatives during the diagnostics and early intervention period, as well as resources that better represent the diversity of experiences and symptoms associated with ASD across the lifespan.

Conclusion: It is clear that more special education services are needed, together with timely and ongoing psychosocial support to parents of children with ASD.

Key words: autism spectrum disorder, neurodevelopmental condition, psychological aspects.

Citation: Trajkovski, V. Psychological aspects of autism spectrum disorder. Journal for ReAttach Therapy and Developmental Diversities, 2020 Jul 05; 3(1):14-23. https://doi.org/10.26407/2020jrtdd.1.30

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IDENTIFYING IMPACT IN A TRANSNATIONAL PROJECT PROVIDING PARENT EDUCATION FOR FAMILIES LIVING WITH AUTISM IN SOUTH-EAST EUROPE

Paul BRAMBLE1,
David PREECE2

1Research & Innovation Funding Support, University of Northampton, UK
2Centre for Education and Research, University of Northampton, UK
E-mail: david.preece@northampton.ac.uk
Received: 25-January-2020
Revised: 20-February-2020
Accepted: 27-February-2020
Online first: 28-February-2020

Abstract

Introduction: Impact is a key concept in all aspects of research and development activity. The extent to which it is effectively identified can affect research activity at all levels: from whether an individual project is funded, to the funding granted to – and the reputations of – entire institutions. Funding for research and other activity supporting education and social inclusion is limited and highly contested. It is therefore imperative that impact is effectively identified.

Objective: The Erasmus+ National Agencies’ Impact+ tool was developed to help projects identify impact in four domains: systemic impact, impact regarding target groups, impact to partner organisations and impact to project personnel. This paper discusses this tool’s adaptation to identify impact in a three-year transnational project where a partnership of universities, schools, non-governmental organisations and small enterprises developed, provided and evaluated parent education in autism in three south-east European countries.

Method: A semi-structured questionnaire was completed by personnel from partner organisations within the project (n=16). Findings regarding the four domains of impact are presented, and differences of response within the partnership are discussed.

Conclusion: It is suggested that this tool is helpful in supporting a broader conceptualisation of impact, and has wider utility.

Key words: research impact, research evaluation, Erasmus+, Impact+

Citation: Bramble, P., Preeced, D. 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, 2020 Jul 05; 3(1):4-13. https://doi.org/10.26407/2020jrtdd.1.26

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COVID-19: IMPLICATIONS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

Juhi GUPTA1,
Priyanka MADAAN2,
Sheffali GULATI1

1Child Neurology Division, Center of Excellence & Advanced Research
on Childhood Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Department of Pediatrics,
All India Institute of Sciences, New Delhi, India
2Pediatric Neurology Unit, Department of Pediatrics,
Advanced Pediatrics Centre, Post Graduate Institute
of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India-160012
E-mail: sheffaligulati@gmail.com
Received: 02-June-2020
Revised: 19-June-2020
Accepted: 26-June-2020
Online first: 27-June-2020

Abstract

The struggles faced by children with special needs during the COVID-19 pandemic are diverse, including higher risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection, restricted access to health-care facilities, limited capability to practice preventive measures along with increased rehabilitation needs due to interruption of schooling and education programmes. The concerns of these children and their caregivers should be resolved with appropriate solutions in order to accomplish an inclusive healthcare response to the global pandemic.

Key words: COVID-19, Children, Special Needs

Citation: Gupta, J., Madaan, P., Gulati, Sh. COVID-19: Implications for Children with Special Needs. Journal for ReAttach Therapy and Developmental Diversities, 2020 Jul 05; 3(1):1-3.
https://doi.org/10.26407/2020jrtdd.1.31

 

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JRTDD into Euroasian Scientifc Journal Index

Dear readers,

With great pleasure I am informing you that our JRTDD is indexed in Euroasian Scientific Journal Index.

What is ESJI?

ESJI unites in its database the most important scientific journals in Europe and Asia, which publishes the most authoritative and relevant research.

The ESJI provides indexing of major international journals and proceedings. Author can get information about international journal impact factor, proceedings (research papers) and information on upcoming events. All the journal pages have pointers to Web pages of the publishers which are integrated into the ESJI stream pages.

The purpose is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals. If your journal is indexed & got validated stamp from ESJI, you can request for the calculation of impact factor for your journal.

ESJI is a service that provides access to quality controlled Open Access Journals. The ESJI aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use an appropriate quality control system, and it will not be limited to particular languages or subject areas. The aim of the ESJI is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals thereby promoting their increased usage and impact.

Cheers,

JRTDD Editor-in-chief

JRTDD Call for papers Vol. 3, Issue 2

Respected colleagues,
We want to announce that ReAttach Therapy International Foundation launched new journal entitled: Journal for ReAttach Therapy and Developmental Diversities (JRTDD). JRTDD is a multidisciplinary peer reviewed, international, electronic journal edited by the ReAttach Therapy International Foundation from the Netherlands. The following articles will be considered for publication: original and review articles, short report, letters to the editor, clinical experiences, survey of cases, doctoral dissertations, master of arts, editorials, rapid communications and other contributions from all the fields of reattach therapy, psychology, special education, rehabilitation, social policy, and the related sciences. The aim of the journal is to share and disseminate knowledge between all disciplines that work in the field of developmental disabilities. All articles will be critically reviewed by at least two unknown reviewers within 2 months, but longer delays are sometimes unavoidable. All manuscripts must comply with Authors Instructions. There are around 20 articles published per year. JRTDD allows free access (Open Access) to its contents and permits authors to self-archive final accepted version of the articles on any OAI-compliant institutional / subject-based repository. Journal for ReAttach Therapists and Developmental Diversities is devoted to the scientific study of disability and new schema therapy. The subject matter is broad and includes, but is not restricted to, findings from psychological, biological, educational, genetic, medical, psychiatric, and sociological studies, ethical, philosophical, and legal contributions that increase knowledge on the prevention and treatment of disability, and/or inform public policy and practice.
You are kindly invited to submit an article in our Journal. Please type them in Word format. Please use Times New Roman font with Font size 12. The manuscript can not exceed 20 pages with single paragraph A4 format including Abstract, Tables and Figures. The margins should be 2,5 cm from every side. The style of referencing is according to APA.
You should send the articles electronically via our web site. If there is any problem you can contact us on the following email: journaljrtdd@gmail.com

The dead line for sending the manuscripts is August 31th 2020.

JRTDD Editor-in-chief

 

JRTDD newest issue 1, Volumen 3 for 2020 has already been published

5-July-2020
Dear colleagues and readers,
I would like to inform you that 1st issue of the 3rd volume of Journal for ReAttach Therapy and Developmental Diversities is published online today (July 5th, 2020). A total number of 7 papers are published. Next Issue 2, Vol. 3 of JRTDD for the 2020 is expected to be published until December 31th, 2020.

Accessing JRTDD Online
To view a current articles which appears online, please visit this LINK.
You, your colleagues, and students will be able to view articles (Full-Text PDF and Online First Full-text PDF) and have unlimited access to the journal (JRTDD is an open access, international, peer reviewed and non for profit journal).
Citing Articles Using the Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
When citing articles from JRTDD, we encourage you to use article’s DOI in addition to traditional citation information. This is an industry standard, a link-resolving system that allows any link to remain “persistent” even if the location of the article changes at some point in the future. Hence, when you are quoting the link for an article, you should always quote the DOI rather than the URL of our home page.
Useful Online Features for Authors
Your registration in online submission (http://jrtdd.com/submit-your-manuscript/) will enable you with continuous information connected with JRTDD. We encourage you to share publications from JRTDD platform and online registration with your colleagues. You can feel free to share every publication on social media.
We invite you to the content of the JRTDD and we think that you will consider publishing with Journal for ReAttach Therapy and Developmental Diversities.

Call for papers for Vol.3, Issue 2 is open until August 31st.

Suggested topics include but are not limited to

  • ReAttach Therapy,
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders,
  • Neuropsychological Research,
  • Medical Aspects of Disability,
  • Special Education Research,
  • Rehabilitation Research,
  • Social Aspects of Disability,
  • Master theses and PhD theses in the field,
  • Book Reviews in the field.

If you have any questions or you face problems with paper submission, please feel free to contact us: journaljrtdd@gmail.com

Cheers,

JRTDD Editor-in-chief

JRTDD indexed into Advanced Science Index

Dear readers,

We want to inform you that JRTDD is already indexed into Advanced Science Index. What is Advanced Science Index?

Advanced Science Index is an indexing service that indexes publishers of scientific materials. It is aiming at rapid evaluation and indexing of all local and international scholarly scientific journals.

Advanced Sciences Index provides following services with Frequency of 12-indexing round per year:

  • Evaluation and indexing of scholarly publishers
  • Estimation publication quality of journals based on comprehensive defined standards.
  • Publisher panel for publishers to monitor and control quality of their journals.

JRTDD Editor-in-chief