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Today the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics is publishing an important article from the CDC Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network on the prevalence of autism among 4 year old children in the ADDMN. The findings describe ASD prevalence among 4 year olds, differences among children diagnosed at 4 years and 8 years of age, differences in age at first comprehensive diagnostic evaluation for children born in 2002 vs. 2006, as well as demographic profiles of pre-school age children diagnosed with ASD. Given the recent controversies regarding early screening for ASD, we feel that this paper provides new information in regard to early identification. We hope that you'll find it of interest.
The full paper (as well as a commentary on its findings) can be accessed in the Publish Ahead of Print section of the JDBP website.
Lee M. Pachter, DOEditor-in-ChiefJournal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics
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Using the 2011-2012 National Survey of Children’s Health dataset, we compared spouse/partner relationships and parent-child relationships (family relationships), parenting stress, and children’s general health, emotional difficulties, coping behavior, and learning behavior (child outcomes) in households of same-sex (female) versus different-sex continuously coupled parents with biological offspring. We assessed whether associations among family relationships, parenting stress, and child outcomes were different in the two household types. We found that children with female same-sex parents and different-sex parents demonstrated no differences in outcomes, despite female same-sex parents reporting more parenting stress.
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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!
Monsoon floods in Pakistan have killed 1,500 people and destroyed tens of thousands of communities, sweeping away entire villages and leaving families homeless. An estimated 20 million people are affected, and 3.5 million children are in danger of contracting pneumonia, diarrhea and malaria. Opportunities to help and resources can be found at:
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