Developmental changes in pediatric neurodisability: Latest Virtual Issue from DMCN


Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology has recently published a new Virtual Issue on: ‘Developmental changes in pediatric neurodisability’, with 11 great papers on topics ranging from concepts to diagnostics and therapy!…

Many children are diagnosed with a neurodevelopmental disorder. In Western industrialized countries, 1 in 500 children has cerebral palsy (CP), 1 to 2 per 100 children has autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and 1 in 20 children has developmental coordination disorder (DCD). Our knowledge on the manifestations of these disorders is rapidly increasing. Yet, our understanding of the aetiology and pathogenesis - and therewith of early detection and early intervention - is limited. In June 2019 a workshop led by Mijna Hadders-Algra was organized in Groningen, the Netherlands, which dealt with changing concepts in pediatric neurodisability and the consequences for diagnostics and intervention. The participating experts were invited to write a review for this special Virtual Issue. This issue also contains five additional papers on the same theme.