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Academic Psychiatry and Psychology Journal : APPJ     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Acción Psicológica     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Acta Colombiana de Psicología     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Acta Comportamentalia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta de Investigación Psicológica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Psychologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Activités     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Actualidades en Psicologia     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Addictive Behaviors Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
ADHD Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
ADHD Report The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Adolescent Research Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Advances in Experimental Social Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 37)
Advances in Mental Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 78)
Advances in Neurodevelopmental Disorders     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Advances in Physiotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 66)
Advances in the Study of Behavior     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31)
Affective Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
African Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology and Sport Facilitation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Aggression and Violent Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 362)
Aggressive Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Aging Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
Ajayu Órgano de Difusión Científica del Departamento de Psicología UCBSP     Open Access  
Aletheia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
American Imago     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
American Journal of Applied Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 46)
American Journal of Community Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
American Journal of Health Behavior     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
American Journal of Orthopsychiatry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
American Journal of Psychoanalysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
American Journal of Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 42)
American Psychologist     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 183)
An-Nafs : Jurnal Fakultas Psikologi     Open Access  
Anales de Psicología / Annals of Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Análise Psicológica     Open Access  
Análisis y Modificación de Conducta     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Analitika : Jurnal Magister Psikologi Uma     Open Access  
Analogías del Comportamiento     Open Access  
Analysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Annual Review of Clinical Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 82)
Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 46)
Annual Review of Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 251)
Anuario de investigaciones (Facultad de Psicología. Universidad de Buenos Aires)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anuario de Investigaciones de la Facultad de Psicología     Open Access  
Anuario de Psicología / The UB Journal of Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anuario de Psicología Jurídica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anuario Pilquen : Sección Divulgación Científica     Open Access  
Anxiety, Stress & Coping: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Applied Cognitive Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 64)
Applied Neuropsychology : Adult     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46)
Applied Neuropsychology : Child     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Applied Psycholinguistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Applied Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 147)
Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 56)
Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Aprender     Open Access  
Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Archives of Depression and Anxiety     Open Access  
Archives of Scientific Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Archives of Suicide Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Arquivos Brasileiros de Psicologia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Art Therapy Online     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Asia Pacific Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Asia-Pacific Psychiatry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Asian American Journal of Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Asian Journal of Behavioural Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Asian Journal of Business Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Attention, Perception & Psychophysics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Augmented Human Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Psychodrama Association Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Australian Journal of Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Australian Psychologist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Autism Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46)
Autism Research and Treatment     Open Access   (Followers: 31)
Autism's Own     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Autism-Open Access     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Avaliação Psicológica     Open Access  
Avances en Psicologia Latinoamericana     Open Access  
Aviation Psychology and Applied Human Factors     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Balint Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Barbaroi     Open Access  
Basic and Applied Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38)
Behavior Analysis in Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Behavior Analyst     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Behavior and Social Issues     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Behavior Research Methods     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Behavior Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52)
Behavioral Development Bulletin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Behavioral Interventions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Behavioral Neuroscience     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 63)
Behavioral Sciences & the Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Behavioral Sleep Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Behaviormetrika     Hybrid Journal  
Behaviour Change     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Behaviour Research and Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 128)
Behavioural Processes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Behavioural Public Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Behavioural Sciences Undergraduate Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Biofeedback     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
BioPsychoSocial Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
BMC Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy: An International Journal for Theory, Research and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Boletim Academia Paulista de Psicologia     Open Access  
Boletim de Psicologia     Open Access  
Brain Informatics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
British Journal of Clinical Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 154)
British Journal of Developmental Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
British Journal of Educational Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
British Journal of Health Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48)
British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
British Journal of Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 71)
British Journal of Psychotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 71)
British Journal of Social Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 43)
Buletin Psikologi     Open Access  
Cadernos de psicanálise (Rio de Janeiro)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cadernos de Psicologia Social do Trabalho     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cahiers d’Études sur la Représentation     Open Access  
Canadian Art Therapy Association     Hybrid Journal  
Canadian Journal of Art Therapy : Research, Practice, and Issues     Hybrid Journal  
Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Canadian Psychology / Psychologie canadienne     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Case Studies in Sport and Exercise Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Castalia : Revista de Psicología de la Academia     Open Access  
CASUS : Revista de Investigación y Casos en Salud     Open Access  
Cendekia : Jurnal Kependidikan dan Kemasyarakatan     Open Access  
CES Psicología     Open Access  
Child Development Perspectives     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Child Development Research     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
Ciencia Cognitiva     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciencia e Interculturalidad     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciências & Cognição     Open Access  
Ciencias Psicológicas     Open Access  
Clínica y Salud     Open Access  
Clinical Practice & Epidemiology in Mental Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Clinical Psychologist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 84)
Clinical Psychology and Special Education     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Clinical Psychology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 54)
Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Coaching : Theorie & Praxis     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Coaching Psykologi : The Danish Journal of Coaching Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cogent Psychology     Open Access  
Cógito     Open Access  
Cognition & Emotion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42)
Cognitive Behaviour Therapist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Cognitive Neuropsychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40)
Cognitive Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 75)
Cognitive Research : Principles and Implications     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Community Psychology in Global Perspective     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Comprehensive Psychoneuroendocrinology     Open Access  
Comprehensive Results in Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal  
Consciousness and Cognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
Construção Psicopedagógica     Open Access  
Consulting Psychology Journal : Practice and Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Consumer Psychology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Contagion : Journal of Violence, Mimesis, and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Contemporary Educational Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Contemporary Psychoanalysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Contemporary School Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Contextos Clínicos     Open Access  
Counseling et spiritualité / Counselling and Spirituality     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Counselling and Psychotherapy Research : Linking research with practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Counselling and Values     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Counselling Psychology Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Couple and Family Psychology : Research and Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Creativity Research Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Creativity. Theories ? Research ? Applications     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Crime Psychology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Criminal Justice Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Cuadernos de Marte     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Neuropsicología     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuadernos de Psicologia del Deporte     Open Access  
Cuadernos Hispanoamericanos de Psicología     Open Access  
cultura & psyché : Journal of Cultural Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Cultural-Historical Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Culture - Society - Education     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Culture and Brain     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Current Addiction Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Current Behavioral Neuroscience Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Current Opinion in Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Current Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Current psychology letters     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Current Research in Ecological and Social Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Current Research in Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Decision     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Depression and Anxiety     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Depression Research and Treatment     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Development and Psychopathology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience     Open Access   (Followers: 23)

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Advances in Neurodevelopmental Disorders
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  • The Feasibility of a Community-Based Judo Program and Cortisol Collection
           in Children with Autism

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      Abstract: Objectives Individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often have increased levels of stress, leading to dysregulated production of cortisol. Participation in activity with a mindfulness component may reduce levels of stress and cortisol in children. The purpose of this study was to examine the feasibility and preliminary effects of a community-based judo program on cortisol levels in youth with ASD. Methods Seventeen participants completed the judo program. Twelve were included in the final analysis. Participants were split into age groups: children (n = 5; 8–12 years) and adolescents (n = 7; 13–17 years). A standardized protocol was developed through a collaboration between researchers and families of participants to collect the salivary cortisol samples. Changes in acute (before/after one judo session) and chronic (week 1/week 10) salivary cortisol levels between age groups were assessed using repeated measures. Results No significant chronic × age (F(1,10) = .046, p = .456, ηp2 = .057) or acute × age (F(1, 10) = 4.38, p = .057, ηp2 = .316) interactions were noted. A trend existed indicating that cortisol levels were decreased acutely for adolescents as shown by a large effect size (Cohen’s d = 1.2) vs children (Cohen’s d = .01). Out of 17 participants, 12 (71%) provided all 4 cortisol samples with only 2 (10%) participants refusing to provide any samples. Conclusions The cortisol collection protocol was feasible in a community setting of youth with ASD. Future studies should recruit larger samples of children to better explore the efficacy of judo and other physical activity on subjective and objective measures of stress in a larger sample of this population.
      PubDate: 2022-01-25
       
  • Exploring the Concepts of Clinical Governance and Evidence-based Practice
           Within the Disability Sector in Singapore

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      Abstract: Objectives Clinical governance has been receiving increasing attention around the world over the years in various settings. Studies show that having good clinical governance in organizations has several benefits. This study aimed to explore the capacity of disability support organizations in Singapore to achieve clinical governance and understand the barriers and enablers to use evidence-based practice. Methods Seventy-nine allied health professionals (AHPs) aged between 21 and 30 years who were working in four disability organizations in Singapore completed an online questionnaire that was distributed by the National Council of Social Service (NCSS). Results For the majority of 60-item CGCQ, very few AHPs chose the extreme-scale points (i.e., agree or disagree strongly) as most gave neutral responses. The results delve into the specific clinical governance areas of planned and integrated quality improvement, proactive risk management, the climate of blame and punishment working with colleagues, training and development opportunities, and organizational learning, which organizations need to work on. Although AHPs may have access to certain support and resources, it is not necessarily that they find these areas most useful, most influential, or with the least barriers. Results identify this specific support and resources. There was a mismatch between accessibility, usefulness, influence, and hindrance of support and resources when adopting new assessments or interventions. Conclusions Clinical governance climate within disability service organizations from the perspective of AHPs working within disability service organizations may not be dire, but it is necessary to improve specific areas and provide proper support in order to maintain quality standards. The findings emphasize the importance of having high-quality standards of care and service in which clinical governance can flourish. Implications for research and development at the organizational level are discussed.
      PubDate: 2022-01-20
       
  • “Being ADHD”: a Qualitative Study

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      Abstract: Objective Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is well recognised as a persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development; however, little is known about the subjective experience of “being ADHD”. This phenomenological idiographic study explored how nine individuals with ADHD make sense of their life experiences, ability to function, and ideas about self in the context of ADHD. Method Semi-structured interviews were used to collect data from nine participants aged 29 to 54. Audio recordings of interviews were then transcribed and analysed according to the protocols of interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA). Results Three themes emerged (1) otherness; (2) pixies, monkeys, and living in the moment; and (3) Challenging “broken”. Themes encompass the experience of being different to others, mechanics of daily functioning, and advantages of being ADHD. Conclusion A tendency to live in the moment was consistent across the nine participants in this study and aligns with quantitative research showing differences in the processing of temporal information in ADHD. The effects of this tendency on day-to-day functioning are linked to typical symptoms of ADHD, as well as perceived advantages. Participants attributed an uncommon degree of energy, optimism, adventurousness and curiosity, and novel problem-solving ability to their ADHD, adding to existing literature that suggests there are advantages to this unique mental architecture. Identifying positive aspects to ADHD offers clinicians and educators a pathway for mitigating the negative effects on self that flow from the challenges of ADHD.
      PubDate: 2022-01-20
       
  • Neurodevelopmental Disorder in a Child with High Intellectual Potential:
           Contribution of an Integrative Neuropsychomotor Standardized Assessment,
           Neuropsychological, and Eye-Tracking in a Single-Case Study

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      Abstract: Objectives High intellectual potential (HIP) is not a protective factor neurodevelopmental disorder, particularly when the visuo-spatial (VSI) and possessing speed index (PSI) are significantly lower than verbal comprehension index (VCI) on WISC-V scale. We aimed to better understand the significance of the IQ profile heterogeneous in HIP, with the hypothesis that some neurodevelopmental disorders could explain this. Methods In this observational analytical study, we present data from a single case of a girl aged 6 years and 3 months old, and assessed HIP with a heterogeneous profile on the WISC-VFR. Pluridisciplinary investigations were used: neuropsychological, neuropsychomotor, neurovisual, and oculomotor assessments. Results The WISC-VFR scale showed a heterogeneous profile with 41 points of dissociation between high (VCI) and less scale (PSI), General Ability Index = 136. The selective auditory attention was normal, but selective visual attention was low (standard deviation = −1.15). Visual gnosis and discrimination were impaired for age. The mathematical abilities were impaired (SD = −2.25). Regarding neuromotor functions, we noted an axis tone hypotonia (−3.35 SD), with synkinesis and difficulties in dynamic balance (SD = −2.83), and in ideomotor praxis (SD = −3.02). Oculomotor recorded yielded the numerous micro-slides and micro-oscillations in fixation with a saccadic smooth pursuit. Conclusions The findings showed that the HIP with a very heterogeneous IQ profile can conceal neurodevelopmental disorders with developmental coordination disorder (DCD) and different learning disabilities. The main brain implications were discussed. Moreover, our original clinical approach in the neuromotor field is to use a digital standardized developmental neuropsychomotor battery and eye-tracking, allowing clinicians to avoid scoring error bias and save considerable time for important clinical data.
      PubDate: 2022-01-19
       
  • The Temporal Relationships Between 24-h Movement Behaviors Among Children
           with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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      Abstract: Objectives Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are less physically active, more sedentary, and have shorter sleep duration than neurotypical children. Epidemiological data show associations between these movement behaviors; however, the temporal relationship between them is not yet known. The current study examined the temporal associations between movement behaviors in 46 children (Mage = 13.36) diagnosed with ASD. Methods Children wore a wrist accelerometer to measure daytime physical activity, sedentary behavior, and sleep for one weekend (Friday evening to Sunday evening). Regression analyses were used to examine the association between movement behaviors on a given day/night, with movement behaviors on the subsequent day/night. Results Increased time in sedentary behavior on Saturday was associated with increased sedentary time (p = 0.002), and decreased time in light (p = 0.002)- and moderate-intensity physical activity (p = 0.03) on Sunday. Increased time in light-intensity physical activity on Saturday was associated with decreased time in sedentary behavior (p = 0.01) and increased time in light (p < 0.001)- and moderate-intensity physical activity (p = 0.01) on Sunday. Conclusions Decreasing sedentary time may help increase next-day physical activity levels in children with ASD. Longitudinal studies to test this hypothesis and examine the mechanisms of these associations are warranted.
      PubDate: 2022-01-17
       
  • A Scoping Review of Research to Assist Individuals with Intellectual and
           Developmental Disabilities in Interactions with Police

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      Abstract: Objective The purpose of this scoping review was to assess the methods and outcomes of interventions and exploratory research studies aimed at improving understanding of law enforcement experiences for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Methods The authors conducted a scoping review of studies aimed at improving understanding of individuals with disabilities. We searched seven databases for articles published between 2016 and 2021. Search terms were “police” and “disabilities/disability.” The search yielded 798 articles and 13 were reviewed. Results Exploratory studies revealed that individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities often did not understand the arrest process and/or legal proceedings. Interventions with police, focused on training, resulted in improvement in knowledge of mental health issues faced by individuals with disabilities. Explanation of procedures for interventions will facilitate replication and improvement of training. Results of educational interventions were equivocal. Experimental studies were by necessity often quasi-experimental in nature. Replication and improvement of interventions are needed to determine how to help individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities. Conclusions It remains critical to understand how to help individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities understand the arrest process and legal proceedings. Having interpreters available and ensuring funding and policies for this are recommended. Police and staff in the legal system also will benefit from continued education about how to assist individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities. Assessment of training in empathy and understanding of mental health concerns and referral options in the community are some areas for future training for police and staff in the legal system.
      PubDate: 2022-01-17
       
  • Human Services During the COVID Pandemic: Using Behavioral Safety Programs
           to Protect Human Services Workers and Students

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      Abstract: Objectives Behavioral safety programs have been effective in decreasing injuries across a number of industries. The COVID-19 pandemic is placing stress on the human services field—an industry already noted for its high injury rate. As most organizations resume full operation in the midst of the pandemic, procedures to mitigate the risk of virus transmission are vital. The current manuscript describes the use of a behavioral safety program and its effects on COVID-19 transmission in a school serving setting. Methods This case study consisted of implementing an organization-wide behavioral safety program in a private school that served students diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. During the course of the study, 124 to 128 direct care staff were employed by the school and served 168 students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Results During the behavioral safety program, there were a variable but continuous number of safety observations. The percent of safe behavior in the classrooms began near 90% and approached 100% at the conclusion of data collection. During the study there were no documented COVID-19 infections traced to the school. Conclusions Behavioral safety programs could be effective in promoting behavior associated with minimizing virus transmission; therefore, these programs may also have utility in preventing communicable diseases in human service settings.
      PubDate: 2022-01-15
       
  • A Systematic Review of Dog-Assisted Therapy in Children with Behavioural
           and Developmental Disorders

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      Abstract: Objectives Animal-assisted therapy with dogs is regularly used in children with behavioural and developmental disorders. Aims of this systematic review were threefold: to analyse the methodological quality of studies on dog-assisted therapy (DAT) for children with behavioural and developmental disorders, to determine to which extent the studies on DAT adhere to the quality criteria developed by the International Association of Human Animal Interaction Organisation (IAHAIO) and to describe the characteristics of the participants, the intervention and the outcomes. Method Three databases (i.e. PsycInfo, MedLine and Eric) were searched, and 14 studies on DAT were included. The Joanna Briggs Institute checklist (JBIC) and the quality criteria developed by the IAHAIO were used during data extraction. Characteristics of the participants, the intervention, the therapy dogs and the outcomes of the studies were summarised. Results Six of the 14 included studies reported significant outcomes of DAT, whereof six in the social domain and two in the psychological domain. However, scores on the JBIC indicated low to moderate methodological quality and only three of the included studies adhered to the IAHAIO quality criteria. Conclusions DAT is a promising intervention for children with behavioural and developmental disorders, especially for children with autism spectrum disorder. A clear description of the therapy’s components, the role of the therapy dog and analysis of the treatment integrity and procedural fidelity would improve the methodological quality of the studies and the field of dog-assisted interventions.
      PubDate: 2022-01-14
       
  • Parents’ Perceptions of Coaching and Low-Intensity Therapy for Young
           Children on the Autism Spectrum

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      Abstract: Objectives There is limited research evaluating parent perceptions of early intervention. The current study aimed to examine parent experiences of Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) parent coaching and therapist-delivered ESDM (low-intensity therapy). Methods Parents of children with autism participated in semi-structured interviews and data was analyzed using qualitative content analysis. Results Perceived facilitators included the accommodation of parents’ needs, the delivery of the coaching, the home-based setting, and the professional’s personal characteristics and relationship with the family. Perceived barriers included the structure of the low-intensity therapy and difficulty in observing therapy sessions. Parents generally preferred the parent coaching to the low-intensity therapy due to the importance of helping their own child. Conclusions These results emphasize the importance of including parents in the provision of early intervention.
      PubDate: 2022-01-08
       
  • The Relationship Between Autism Diagnostic Criteria and Problematic Eating
           Behaviors

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      Abstract: Objectives We examined problematic eating behaviors among a sample of young autistic adults to better understand the purported relationship between autism and eating disorders. We hypothesized that autistic participants would score higher on measures of problematic eating behavior compared to a non-autistic comparison group, but that autistic participants would not report elevated levels of weight and shape concern. We also conducted an exploratory analysis to examine the extent to which each autism diagnostic criterion was associated with problematic eating behavior. Methods Seventy-four autistic and 40 non-autistic young adults aged between 18 and 25 years completed an online survey consisting of the Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire (EDE-Q), Nine-Item Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder Screen (NIAS), autism spectrum quotient (AQ), and Autism Eating Behavior Questionnaire. Results Autistic individuals self-reported higher levels of problematic eating behavior than non-autistic individuals as measured using the EDE-Q, NIAS, and Autism Eating Behavior Questionnaire; however, contrary to expectations, weight and shape concern were also elevated. Autism diagnostic criteria explained a combined 19.2% of the variance in EDE-Q global score and 19.0% of the variance in NIAS total score; however, individually, only diagnostic criterion B4 (sensory sensitivities) was significantly associated with EDE-Q global score, and only diagnostic criterion B3 (restricted interests) was significantly associated with NIAS total score. Conclusions These results suggest that autistic individuals may experience autism-focused eating behaviors in conjunction with, rather than instead of, typical eating disorder cognitions.
      PubDate: 2022-01-03
       
  • Behavioral Training and Performance Management of Human Services
           Organization Care Providers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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      Abstract: Objectives This report describes a model of training and performance management that was designed for and implemented with care providers at a residential school for children with neurodevelopmental and intellectual disabilities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The model focused on health and safety concerns, risk mitigation, and intervention integrity. Methods Procedures followed an applied behavior analysis (ABA) and organizational behavior management (OBM) framework. Action plans addressed (a) critical COVID-19 protocols, (b) behavior-specific implementation guidelines, (c) remote and in-person training formats, (d) in vivo supervision, and (e) knowledge and performance assessments. Results A competency evaluation (field study) revealed that participant care providers (N = 25) acquired and maintained COVID-19 protocols at near 100% proficiency immediately following and 1-month post-training. Supervisors had uniformly positive approval and acceptance ratings of school responsiveness to the COVID-19 pandemic. Conclusions Integrated and evidence-based care provider training and supervisory practices can promote risk mitigation and performance effectiveness during health crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic. More controlled research that includes multiple dependent measures is needed to replicate and extend our findings to similar human services settings.
      PubDate: 2022-01-03
       
  • Randomized Clinical Trial Comparing Dialogical Family Guidance with
           Ordinary Clinical Treatment for Families with a Child with
           Neurodevelopmental Disorders

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      Abstract: Objectives Previous studies have highlighted the need to offer targeted interventions to strengthen the wellbeing of family members in families with children with neurodevelopmental disorders (NDD). Interventions for this target group require research and development. The purpose of this study was to test a new family intervention: Dialogical Family Guidance (DFG). Methods Families of children with NDD were randomized into an intervention group that was delivered DFG and a comparison group provided with ordinary clinical treatment. The Family Functioning, Family Health and Social Support (FAFHES) and the DFG instrument were used to collect data at baseline and after 3 months. Repeated measure analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used as an analytical strategy. Results There was a significant within-subjects effect of time on family health and social support, indicating that family health and social support increased in both groups over time. There was also a significant between-subjects effect of group and interaction between time and group on social support, indicating that social support increased more in the intervention group than in the control group. Managing in daily life and the relationship between parents were associated with family functioning and family health. Conclusion DFG can strengthen parental experiences of social support. Managing in daily life, relationship between parents, practical guidance, psychoeducation, dialogue, and receiving positive feedback on parenting were strengthening factors during DFG. However, the results of this study must be considered as only preliminary, as they relate only to parental perceptions of the intervention effects. Trial registration ClinicalTrials.gov NCT04892992 (retrospectively registered).
      PubDate: 2021-12-08
       
  • Correction to: Systematic Review of the Effect of Modification of
           Antecedents in the Treatment of Sleep Problems Among Children on the
           Autism Spectrum

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      PubDate: 2021-12-03
       
  • A Scoping Review of Psychosocial Adjustment in Siblings of Children with
           Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder

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      Abstract: Objectives Siblings of children with neurodevelopmental disorders are at higher risk for psychosocial maladjustment than other children. The risk may differ between neurodevelopmental disorders. One group of siblings that has been largely neglected in research is siblings of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The objective was to review all studies examining psychosocial adjustment in siblings of children with ADHD to identify research gaps. Methods We conducted a systematic literature search with keywords related to ADHD and siblings in PsycINFO, MEDLINE, and ERIC. We included studies that relied on clinical ADHD diagnosis, used control group(s) for sibling data, and/or examined within-sibling sample associations. We included 15 papers examining psychosocial adjustment in a total of 3729 siblings aged below 18 years. Results We identified four main psychosocial adjustment categories across studies: mental health (k = 10), family environment (k = 4) quality of life (k = 1), and resilience (k = 1). For mental health, most of the reviewed studies found that siblings had more mental health problems than controls, with small to large effect sizes. A few studies found no difference. For family environment, the reviewed studies suggested that siblings experience more family conflicts and less support than controls, with medium effect sizes. Compared to controls, siblings had poorer quality of life and less resilience (large effect). Conclusions Siblings of children with ADHD display poorer psychosocial adjustment than controls. However, research is scarce and more studies are needed that examine associations between psychosocial variables and effects of interventions.
      PubDate: 2021-12-01
       
  • Effectiveness of Facilitation, Arrangement of Task and Situation,
           (Non-)verbal Communication, and Counseling of Caregivers in Children with
           Neuromotor Disorders: a Systematic Review

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      Abstract: Objectives The techniques facilitation of activities, arrangement of task or situation, verbal and non-verbal communication, and counseling and empowerment of parents and caregivers are applied in different therapy approaches to improve motor function in children with neuromotor disorders. This review quantitatively examines the effectiveness of these four techniques allocated to pre-defined age groups and levels of disability. Methods We followed the systematic review methodology proposed by the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM). The search was conducted on PubMed, Scopus, EMBASE, PEDro, OT Seeker, ERIC, and CINAHL. The main outcomes of the included articles were allocated to the framework of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (body functions, activities, and participation). Results The search yielded eleven studies for facilitation, 22 for arrangement of task or situation, three for verbal and non-verbal communication, and three studies for counseling and empowerment. The effect sizes indicated strong evidence for body function and activity outcomes for the use of facilitation in newborns until the age of 2 years and the arrangement of tasks in children between 2 and 5 years with cerebral palsy. Conclusions Thus, while some evidence exist for facilitation and arrangement of task or situation, further research is needed on the effectiveness of verbal and non-verbal communication and counseling and empowerment of parents and caregivers to improve motor function, activities, and participation. Systematic review registration. PROSPERO CRD42017048583.
      PubDate: 2021-12-01
       
  • Patients with Sickle Cell Disease and Autism Spectrum Disorder

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      Abstract: Objectives Children with sickle cell disease (SCD) are at risk for neurodevelopmental disorders (NDD), but no association with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has been reported in the literature. The objective of this case series is to better understand the association between SCD and ASD and to describe the clinical presentation of this rare diagnosis in SCD. Methods A chart review was performed at an urban tertiary care hospital. Participants were included in the case series if they had documented diagnoses of both SCD and ASD. Information collected from the chart included medical history, both general and sickle cell disease related, developmental diagnoses, and treatment recommendations. Results All three participants were male and had diagnoses of hemoglobin SS SCD. Participants were of different ages and had different presentations at the time of diagnosis. Only one participant had a history of brain injury from silent cerebral infarction. Conclusions ASD should be considered in the differential diagnosis of patients with SCD and NDD and may present with atypical features in this population.
      PubDate: 2021-09-25
      DOI: 10.1007/s41252-021-00218-6
       
  • The Mediating Role of ADHD Symptoms and Emotion Regulation in the
           Association Between Executive Functions and Internalizing Symptoms: a
           Study Among Youths with and Without ADHD and/or Dyslexia

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      Abstract: Objectives The present study aimed at combining previous separate research findings having shown that executive functions (EF) contribute to a large range of emotional and behavioral problems among youths with and without neurodevelopmental disorders such as dyslexia and ADHD. Within a unifying framework, it investigated the mediational roles of ADHD symptoms and emotion regulation (ER) difficulties in the association between various EF and internalizing symptoms. Methods The sample included 82 adolescents with ADHD, dyslexia, comorbid ADHD/dyslexia, and typically developing adolescents, thus showing varying EF deficits. Whereas EF (attentional control, inhibition, shifting, working memory) were assessed in behavioral tasks, parents reported on ADHD symptoms, and ER and internalizing (anxiety, depression) symptoms were assessed via self-reports. Results In two-path mediation analyses, ADHD symptoms and ER problems mediated the association between working memory and anxiety (via inattention and ER, a1d21b2 =  − .27, 95% CI [− .58, − .04]; via hyperactivity and ER, a1d21b2 =  − .19, 95% CI [− .42, − .02]) and depression symptoms (via inattention and ER, a1d21b2 =  − .20, 95% CI [− .54, − .03]; via hyperactivity and ER, a1d21b2 =  − .24, 95% CI [− .48, − .03]). Hyperactivity and ER, but not inattention and ER, mediated the association between inhibition and internalizing symptoms (predicting anxiety, a1d21b2 = .003, 95% CI [.0001, .009]; predicting depression, a1d21b2 = .004, 95% CI [.002, .009]) as well as between attentional control and internalizing symptoms (predicting anxiety, a1d21b2 = .01, 95% CI [.001, .03]; predicting depression, a1d21b2 = .01, 95% CI [.004, .03]). Conclusions These results offer an insight into how ADHD symptoms and ER problems mediate the association between EF components and internalizing symptoms, with potential implications for prevention and intervention measures.
      PubDate: 2021-09-22
      DOI: 10.1007/s41252-021-00212-y
       
  • REAC Non-invasive Neurobiological Stimulation for Mitigating the Impact of
           Internalizing Disorders in Autism Spectrum Disorder

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      Abstract: Objectives Allostatic overload occurs when environmental factors become excessive for the individual capacity of neurobiological response and can trigger internalizing disorders. These disorders have a strong impact on individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and can exacerbate ASD symptoms and deficits. A non-invasive neurobiological stimulation technology, called the radio electric asymmetric conveyer (REAC), has been shown to be effective in improving internalizing disorders and remodeling the individual allostatic response. On these premises, REAC neurobiological stimulation treatments have been introduced for the treatment of internalizing disorders in ASD. The aim of this current research was to retrospectively verify the effects of REAC treatments on motor, cognitive, and behavioral skills and symptoms, assessed using the Autism Profiling Questionnaire (APQ). Methods Data were collected through administration of the APQ to the caregivers of 112 individuals with ASD. The caregivers rated every cluster of the questionnaire with a score based on an evaluation scale ranging from 0 to 10. Results At the 3-month follow-up, the caregivers perceived and rated a global improvement of the individuals with ASD in all clusters. Conclusions This research suggests that the mitigating effects of REAC neuromodulation treatments in relation to the severity of internalizing disorders can enhance the quality of life and the autonomy of individuals with ASD, as shown by the shift in the median values in all 21 items of the APQ toward an improvement in symptoms and skills.
      PubDate: 2021-09-21
      DOI: 10.1007/s41252-021-00217-7
       
  • The Association Between Executive Functioning, Attention, and Adaptive
           

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      Abstract: Objectives Individuals with prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) may be diagnosed with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) if they have significant impairments in at least three different areas of functioning. The areas of functioning are viewed as separate entities for diagnostic consideration; however, some areas, including executive functioning (EF), attention, and adaptive functioning, may overlap. Therefore, the objective of this study was to examine the relationship between EF, attention, and adaptive functioning among children with PAE and determine whether specific moderators influence the association. Methods Charts of 257 children seen for an FASD diagnostic assessment were reviewed (60% males; Mage = 10.0 years). Measures included diagnosis of ADHD; informant ratings of EF, attention, and adaptive functioning; and tests of EF. Correlation and moderator analyses were conducted to examine the association between the variables. Results Significant associations were found between informant ratings of adaptive functioning and informant ratings (r =  − .15 to − .58) and tests scores (r = .20 to .42) of EF. Correlations between measures assessed by the same informant were stronger than those assessed by different informants. Age, gender, and ADHD diagnostic status significantly moderated a few correlations. Conclusions Although none of the correlations were indicative of convergent validity, our results suggest a lack of discriminant validity across the measures. The findings suggest that our assessment tools were measuring distinct but overlapping constructs, and this overlap should be considered in future research on clinical decision-making regarding diagnosis and interventions that target these areas of functioning.
      PubDate: 2021-09-12
      DOI: 10.1007/s41252-021-00216-8
       
  • A Developmental Perspective of Coping with Stress: Potential for
           Developmental Coordination Disorder Research

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      Abstract: Objectives Developmental coordination disorder (DCD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that results in substantial difficulties in the learning and performance of coordinated motor skills that impacts children’s daily functioning in various life contexts. Increasing research indicates children with DCD likely experience stress in physical activity contexts, especially physical education, due to emphasis on their motor skills and their motor difficulties being visible to others. Choosing an appropriate theoretical framework to examine stress and coping processes can be difficult though because of a lack of consensus about how to conceptualize coping with stress, particularly with regard to children. Methods This paper highlights an evolving body of work that can offer insight into the physical activity experiences of children with DCD. Results The main tenets of this perspective are cross-developmental and consider both personal and environmental factors that can be targeted to promote functioning and well-being. Conclusions Understanding what children with DCD perceive as stressful in physical activity contexts and how they cope is important for informing interventions.
      PubDate: 2021-08-03
      DOI: 10.1007/s41252-021-00211-z
       
 
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