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
"The U. S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that  current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children for whom no...
There has been much discourse this week among members of the Society of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (SDBP) in response to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) draft recommendations on screenin...
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...

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Media Highlights
Here is a nice summary of various sleep training methods written for the lay parent. GoodtoKnowTags: sleep trainingPublished: 8/26/2015 10:07:00 AM
Using the data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Birth Cohort, researchers compared the school readiness of late preterm infants (34-36 weeks gestational age) to that of full-term infants (≥37 weeks gestationa...
In a study originally presented earlier this year at the Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting (PAS) and coming out this month in Pediatrics, researchers used fMRI to show that children who's parents report more re...
In a new study published in Pediatrics, researchers at Duke University found that moderate and severe levels of selective eating in children ages 2-5 years predicted emergence of mental/behavioral health concerns over ...
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...

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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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