Editor-in-Chief: Lee M. Pachter, DO
ISSN: 0196-206X
Online ISSN: 1536-7312
Frequency: 9 issues / year
Ranking: Pediatrics 47/121
Impact Factor: 2.129
Viewpoints from the Journal
Here's a quick clinical pearl:   What are the possible causes of poor task initiation? Weak planning skills (not knowing where to start) Distractedness (being off task) Low satiation (not feeling reward for succe...
Submissions for the special issue on sleep in pediatric and developmental conditions has ended. Thanks to all who have submitted. You will be notified by the editorial board. Look forward to the joint editions with ...
The Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, along with the Journal of Pediatric Psychologyand Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology, announces a call for submissions for upcoming coordinated issues on s...
Martin T. Stein, MDTeresa O’Dea, MDDavid Snyder MDSuzanne Dixon, MD, MPH           When I read the story about a family with 2 young children (1 and 3 years old) who were rescued during a lengthy sailing trip on a 36 f...
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                  Associate Editor Carolyn E. Ievers-Landis, Ph.D offers commentary on the subject of tanning and the link to unhealthy weight control behavior.Watch the video now:Related Resources Exper...

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Adequate sleep is important for maintaining attention, mood, and learning. It has far-reaching impacts on appetite, weight, success in school, and mental health. Since it takes a few weeks for a new schedule to set in, i...
In an article published in the Journal of Attention Disorders, researchers at the University of Toronto sought to determine the impact of different types of environmental noise on academic performance in adolescences wit...
In an article published in the American Journal of Public Health, researchers examined longitudinal data from the Fast Track Project to look at the relationship between children's social-emotional skills in kindergarten ...
In a new study, published in PLOS Biology, collaborators at Northwestern University's Auditory Neuroscience Lab showed that how well a child's brain can pick out consonant sounds from surrounding noise (neural coding) be...
ADHD coaching (a collection of of CBT techniques that focus on ADHD symptoms that interfere with academic performance and coping with difficulties such as procrastination, lack of concentration, ineffective self-regulati...
Researchers compared data from the National Birth Defects Prevention Study with baseline birth defect rates (derived from meta-analysis of other population data) to estimate the rates of birth defects (physical deformi...
Two recent studies looked at differences in sensory perception in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).   The first, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, found that children with ASD have problems judgin...
A systematic review, published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, suggests a benefit on child health and development of risky play (defined as "thrilling and exciting play that...

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Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics would like to thank Editor-in-Chief Suzanne Dixon for her 12 years of service as editor of the journal. Under her guidance and leadership, the journal has become a highly recognized publication in the field. Read her Editorial here!



The Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics is pleased to announce the appointment of Lee M. Pachter as the next Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. He is a Professor and Associate Chair of Community Pediatrics and Chief, Section of General Pediatrics at Drexel University College of Medicine and St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. He has published and conducted research in the areas of behavioral pediatrics, sociocultural determinants of child health and development, childhood adversity, and health inequities. Dr. Pachter has served as an Associate Editor of the Journal since 1997. Read his Editorial here!

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