Updates from Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology – December 2021

Updates from Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology – December 2021

21st December, 2021

Please see below for the latest updates from DMCN and highlights from our latest issue.

A very warm welcome to this year’s Christmas newsletter from Mac Keith Press! We wish you a wonderful festive period and every success in the new year. In case you missed it, this December we published our latest must read title – Children with Vision Impairment: Assessment, Development, and Management by Naomi Dale, Alison Salt, Jenefer Sargent, and Rebecca Greenaway. Chapter one and the foreword by Gordon N Dutton are available for free now.

Be sure to check out the full editorial highlights of this year for free from DMCN. The selection also includes some of our Editor-in Chief Bernard Dan’s personal favourites for 2021. We also have a great featured podcast from Manjula Manikandan & Éabha Wall, who discuss their paper Health service use among adults with cerebral palsy: a mixed-methods systematic review.


Children with Vision Impairment: Assessment, Development, and Management

Naomi Dale, Alison Salt, Jenefer Sargent, and Rebecca Greenaway

Vision impairment is a long-term condition caused by disorders of the eye, optic nerve, and brain. Using evidence-based knowledge, theory, and research, this book provides practical guidance for practitioners who are involved in the care and management of children with long-term vision impairment and disability. It is the first book of its kind over a decade and is essential reading for anyone who works with children with vision impairment.


Did you know Mac Keith Press has now launched a blog? Check back regularly for new content and insight from authors and researchers.

In this special Q&A between Mac Keith Press authors Holly Tuke and Naomi Dale, the two discuss Holly’s lived experience as someone with vision impairment, and their involvement in the December 2021 publication Children with Vision Impairment: Assessment, Development, and Management.

DMCN 2021 Editorial Highlights

In the December issue of DMCN, our Editor in Chief, Bernard Dan summarises a busy year for the journal.

Needless to say, COVID-19 has had a huge impact again in 2021 and we have published several editorials on the topic, from vaccination issues to fatigue and mental health. The restrictions imposed by the pandemic have made us rethink how we conceive and deliver therapy, organize scientific meetings, and prepare for the future of academic publishing.

Away from COVID, the volume contains many high-quality studies and a few clinical practice guidelines that take our field forward: from screening (e.g. of hearing disability in collaboration with UNICEF), early diagnosis and intervention within the ICF framework, to adulthood (e.g. outcomes, core sets, a comorbidity index), and the development of Alzheimer dementia in people with cerebral palsy.

Check out the full editorial highlights for free: it also includes some of Bernard’s personal favourites for 2021… When time permits, it is well worth having a more detailed look at the rest of volume 63 here.

2021 has been a positive year for us at DMCN, we have seen our 2- and 5-year impact factors grow, we have greatly enjoyed working ever closer with our partner societies, and we have welcomed many new authors and readers to our community. Thank you all for your involvement and contributions.

We look forward to another great year in 2022, which is already off and running with the excellent January 2022 issue.



Best wishes

The team at Mac Keith Press