Letters to the Editor

Here we present recent Letters to the Editor.

‘Happy Researches’: On the 400th anniversary of the birth of Thomas Willis

Andrew Williams explores Thomas Willis’ lasting impact on paediatric neurology.

September 2021

Global COVID-19 Childhood Disability Data Coordination: a collaborative initiative of the International Alliance of Academies of Childhood Disability

The IAACD has created a COVID-19 Task Force with the goal of learning about and understanding the impact of COVID-19.

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June 2020

Screening tests to prompt referral for diagnostic assessment of cerebral palsy in low-risk infants

Following on from the recent paper by Boychuck et al., Harris highlights tools that can be used in primary care settings to refer infants for diagnostic assessment of cerebral palsy.

June 2019

Tetrahydrocannabinol usage in drug resistant epilepsy

Ali and Parker call for more randomized controlled trials to assess the effects of giving tetrahydrocannabinol to infants with drug resistant epilepsy.

May 2019

The importance of tracking language development in children with severe cerebral palsy with reliable and valid methods

Bootsma et al. suggest reasons why children with cerebral palsy may have obtained low scores on the standardized receptive language assessments in the recent Hustad et al. study.

May 2019

The balance between demands and capacity in autism

Koller and Georgiades argue the importance of considering all DSM-5 criteria for autism spectrum disorder to enhance our understanding of symptom progression in relation to impairment, capacities, and learned strategies across the changing context of social demands.

April 2019

International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) Core Sets for childhood-onset disabilities: benefits of standardizing functional information

Schiariti et al. argue ICF Core Sets can help improve communication between users, accelerate sharing of information, and encourage swift implementation of effective interventions.

September 2018

Interpreting a meta-analysis: what should we focus on?

Having read the recent systematic review by Booth et al., Noelle Moreau argues between-group effect sizes and forest plots should be reported in future systematic reviews and meta-analyses.

June 2018

Booth et al. reply

June 2018

Trainees’ confidence at the neurological assessment and amplitude integrated electroencephalography in neonatal hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy

Anthony R Hart and Kirsteen Mackay look at trainees’ confidence in carrying out the neurological assessment of a neonate with hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy and managing amplitude integrated electroencephalography.

October 2017