The Asia Pacific Journal of Developmental Differences (APJDD) will be unique in addressing a range of special educational needs including dyslexia, autism, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, ADHD in the Asian context. The journal will cover theory into practice and will provide a showcase for research in the Asian context as well as highlighting research areas that have implications for further research within Asia and beyond.

Vol 1, No 1 (Jan 2014) Vol 1, No 2 (Jul 2014)
Vol 2, No 1 (Jan 2015) Vol 2, No 2 (Jul 2015)
Vol 3, No 1 (Jan 2016) Vol 3, No 2 (Jul 2016)
Vol 4, No 1 (Jan 2017) Vol 4, No 2 (Jul 2017)
Vol 5, No 1 (Jan 2018) Vol 5, No 2 (Jul 2018)
Vol 6, No 1 (Jan 2019) Vol 6, No 2 (Jul 2019)
Vol 7, No 1 (Jan 2020) Vol 7, No 2 (Jul 2020)
Vol 8, No.1 (Jan 2021) Vol8, No.2 (Jul 2020
Vol 9, No.1 (Jan 2022) Vol 9, No.2 (Jul 2022) 
Vol 10. No.1 (Jan 2023) Vol 10, No.2 (Jul 2023) 

Link for Article Submission:  ARTICLE SUBMISSION

Editorial Board 



Emeritus Professor Angela Fawcett

Professor Angela Fawcett, DAS Research Advisor, Emeritus professor at Swansea University, Honorary Professor, University of Sheffield. Former editor-in-chief of Dyslexia an international journal of research and practice, from 2004 -2010, and currently Executive Editor of that journal. Professor Angela Fawcett is a leading international researcher into dyslexia and other developmental disabilities, encompassing a range of theoretical and applied contributions to this field. Her approach is broad and interdisciplinary ranging from child and cognitive development to educational screening and intervention, as well as developmental cognitive neuroscience. She is the Vice President of the British Dyslexia Association and also the Former Chair and Director of the Centre for Child Research at Swansea University, UK.

Executive Editors

Professor John Everatt,
University of Canterbury, New Zealand

John Everatt is a Professor of Education at the College of Education, University of Canterbury, New Zealand. He received a PhD from the University of Nottingham and has lectured on education and psychology programmes at universities in New Zealand and the UK. His research focuses on literacy acquisition and developmental differences, including work considering how literacy difficulties and dyslexia relate to aspects of language, behaviour and emotion.

Dr Geetha Shantha Ram
Director, SpLD Assessment Services, English Language and Literacy Division, Staff Professional Development, Registrar, Register of Educational Therapists (Asia) APJDD Associate Editor, Dyslexia Association of Singapore, DAS Academy Academic & Examination Board Member


Managing Editor

Deborah Hewes
Deputy Director – Publicity and Publications, Dyslexia Association of Singapore

Associate Editors



The APJDD takes the issue of retractions very seriously, and the editor has conferred with the full editorial board in producing this statement.  In line with the requirements of major academic journals, the APJDD will continue to monitor publications for retractions.   No future citation will be permitted for articles that have been retracted and a correction will be issued if any such article is published in error. In the case of citations prior to retraction, no such correction will be issued, in line with the policy for other journals of this type.  Please contact the editor in the first instance if there are any concerns. COPE guidelines have been accessed in preparing this guidance.

Articles published in the APJDD should be original work that has not been published in this form elsewhere. In rare instances where previous publication has been made, this will be fully acknowledged. 
Scientific Review Committee

In common with a number of other academic journals, we are now setting up a scientific committee of reviewers to assist the editor and editorial board in the review process.  In forthcoming issues, a list of members recruited internationally will be presented, with a short bio for selected members published in each issue.

  • Dr Shaimaa Abdelsabour, Researcher and Teacher of English, Ministry of Education, Kuwait
  • Dr Neil Alexander-Passe, Head of AEN/SENCO (SEN Researcher and Author), Additional Educational Needs, East Barnet School, London
  • Dr Yousuf ALmurtaji, Lecturer, Public Authority for Applied Education & Training, Kuwait
  • Shakthi Bavani D/O Sathiasilan, Senior Educational Therapist & Specialised Educational Services Preschool Core Team Member, Dyslexia Association of Singapore
  • Dr Amanda Denston, Researcher, University of Canterbury, NZ 
  • Pei Yi Fong, Specialist Psychologist, Dyslexia Association of Singapore
  • Dr Janet Hoskin, Senior Lecturer Special Education, University of East London
  • Kong Yun Rui, Lead Educational Therapist & Educational Advisor, Dyslexia Association of Singapore
  • Dr Kwok Fuyu, Postdoctoral Researcher, Macquarie University, NSW, Australia 
  • Edmen Leong, Director, Specialised Educational Services, Dyslexia Association of Singapore
  • Shaian Lim Jia Min, Specialist Psychologist, Dyslexia Association of Singapore
  • Dr Emma Moore, Edinburgh University, Department of Music,
  • Ngooi Mun Yi Yvette, Specialist Psychologist, Dyslexia Association of Singapore
  • Sharyfah Nur Fitriya, Senior Educational Therapist & Educational Advisor, Dyslexia Association of Singapore
  • Suvarna Rekha, Consultant Psychologist at IIIT-H  and Moolchand Neurocenter, India
  • Dr Amir Sadeghi, Assistant Professor for the Department of English Language Teaching, Islamic Azad University, Damavand Branch in Iran & Adjunct Researcher for the Language and Literacy Research Lab, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
  • Ami Sambai,  Assistant Professor, University of Tsukuba
  • Perle Seow, Specialist Psychologist, Dyslexia Association of Singapore
  • Dr Priscillia Shen, Assistant Head, DAS Academy
  • Dr June Siew, Head of DAS Academy
  • See Hui Zi Emilyn, Senior Educational Therapist, Dyslexia Association of Singapore
  • Dr Pawadee Srisang, Lecturer, Science and Arts, Burapha University, Chantaburi campus, Thailand
  • Dr Thomas Wilcockson, Lecturer, Loughborough University