Editor’s Choice

Every issue, Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology’s Editor in Chief, Bernard Dan, identifies one key paper as the Editor’s Choice. Here, we bring together recent Editor’s Choice papers.


June: Genetic diagnosis of basal ganglia disease in childhood

May: Prevalence, behavioural, and management outcomes of infants with auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder

April: Listening and spoken language outcomes after 5 years of cochlear implant use for children born preterm and at term

March: Risk of early- and late-onset Alzheimer disease and related dementia in adults with cerebral palsy

February: Physical therapy with hippotherapy compared to physical therapy alone in children with cerebral palsy: systematic review and meta-analysis

January: Functional development in children with cerebral palsy in Uganda: population-based longitudinal cohort study


December: Somatosensory deficits and neural correlates in cerebral palsy: a scoping review

November: Quality appraisal of systematic reviews of interventions for children with cerebral palsy reveals critically low confidence

October: Reduced mitochondrial DNA and OXPHOS protein content in skeletal muscle of children with cerebral palsy

September: Viral gene therapy for paediatric neurological diseases: progress to clinical reality

August: Precision medicine for genetic childhood movement disorders

July: Changes in walking ability, intellectual disability, and epilepsy in adults with cerebral palsy over 50 years: a population-based follow-up study

June: Patient engagement in an online coaching intervention for parents of children with suspected developmental delays

May: Participation predictors for leisure-time physical activity intervention in children with cerebral palsy

April: Dysarthria syndromes in children with cerebral palsy

MarchDifferential diagnosis of progressive intellectual and neurological deterioration in children

FebruaryPrevention and management of respiratory disease in young people with cerebral palsy: consensus statement

JanuaryMethodological quality of clinical guidelines for universal newborn hearing screening


December: Cognitive improvement after cochlear implantation in deaf children with associated disabilities

November: Pain in children with dyskinetic and mixed dyskinetic/spastic cerebral palsy

October: Symptomatic cervical spinal stenosis in spastic cerebral palsy

September: Efficacy and safety of nabiximols cannabinoid medicine for paediatric spasticity in cerebral palsy or traumatic brain injury: a randomized controlled trial

August: Deep brain stimulation reduces pain in children with dystonia, including in dyskinetic cerebral palsy

July: Expediting clinician assessment in the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder

June: Risk factors for neonatal brachial plexus palsy: a systematic review and meta‐analysis

May: Long‐term effects of selective dorsal rhizotomy in children with cerebral palsy: a systematic review

April: Impairments, functional limitations, and access to services and education for children with cerebral palsy in Uganda: a population‐based study

March: Sitting in patients with spinal muscular atrophy type 1 treated with nusinersen

February: The expanding spectrum of movement disorders in genetic epilepsies

January: Visual Function Classification System for children with cerebral palsy: development and validation


DecemberPhysical activity and sedentary behaviour in children with spina bifida

NovemberCommunication in Angelman syndrome: a scoping review

October: Walking and living independently with spina bifida: a 50‐year prospective cohort study

SeptemberHand Assessment for Infants: normative reference values

AugustMental health disorders, participation, and bullying in children with cerebral palsy

JulyChildhood neurodevelopment after prescription of maintenance methadone for opioid dependency in pregnancy: a systematic review and meta‐analysis

JuneCannabinoids for the treatment of spasticity

MayChildhood disintegrative disorder and autism spectrum disorder: a systematic review

AprilPrevalence of metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease risk factors in adults with cerebral palsy

MarchInternational clinical practice recommendations on the definition, diagnosis, assessment, intervention, and psychosocial aspects of developmental coordination disorder

FebruaryCerebral palsy trends in Australia (1995–2009): a population‐based observational study

JanuaryNusinersen treatment of spinal muscular atrophy: current knowledge and existing gaps


DecemberPredictors affecting outcome after single‐event multilevel surgery in children with cerebral palsy: a systematic review

NovemberAssessing the accuracy of the Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers: a systematic review and meta‐analysis

OctoberStability of the Gross Motor Function Classification System, Manual Ability Classification System, and Communication Function Classification System

SeptemberInternational Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health Core Sets for cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorder, and attention‐deficit–hyperactivity disorder

AugustTherapeutic plasma exchange in paediatric neurology: a critical review and proposed treatment algorithm

JulyInternet gaming disorder in children and adolescents: a systematic review

JuneThe clinical outcome and neuroimaging of acute encephalopathy after status epilepticus in Dravet syndrome

MayProgress in the genetics of autism spectrum disorder

AprilPresentation, course, and outcome of postneonatal presentations of vein of Galen malformation: a large, single‐institution case series

MarchPaediatric Rehabilitation Ingredients Measure: a new tool for identifying paediatric neurorehabilitation content

FebruaryShould the Gross Motor Function Classification System be used for children who do not have cerebral palsy?

JanuaryQuality of life and comorbidities associated with Dravet syndrome severity: a multinational cohort survey


DecemberEfficacy of oral pharmacological treatments in dyskinetic cerebral palsy: a systematic review

NovemberCognitive and neuroimaging findings in developmental coordination disorder: new insights from a systematic review of recent research

OctoberRepair of neonatal brain injury: bringing stem cell‐based therapy into clinical practice

SeptemberClinical clues for autoimmunity and neuroinflammation in patients with autistic regression

AugustA systematic review of scales to measure dystonia and choreoathetosis in children with dyskinetic cerebral palsy

JulyPrevalence and characteristics of autism spectrum disorders in children with cerebral palsy

JuneFunctional outcomes in children and young people with dyskinetic cerebral palsy

MayThe genetic basis of cerebral palsy

AprilSpeech and language interventions for infants aged 0 to 2 years at high risk for cerebral palsy: a systematic review

MarchPrevalence of autism and attention‐deficit–hyperactivity disorder in Down syndrome: a population‐based study

FebruaryDevelopment of a patient‐reported outcome measure for upper limb function in Duchenne muscular dystrophy: DMD Upper Limb PROM

January: A pediatric institutional acute stroke protocol improves timely access to stroke treatment