Editor Comment – Dr Geetha Shantha Ram
It is with great pride that we present this special issue of the Asia Pacific Journal of Developmental Differences (APJDD), commemorating a decade of publication under the auspices of the Dyslexia Association of Singapore. As we reach this remarkable milestone, we are delighted to witness the journal’s steady growth, its expanded scope to include a diverse range of developmental differences and its commitment to fostering advancements in both research and practice.
Since its inception, APJDD has been dedicated to addressing major issues related to learning disabilities and developmental differences, providing a platform for scholars, academics, and professionals from around the world to share their insights and findings. Over the years, we have evolved to embrace a broader spectrum of developmental differences, acknowledging the significance of co-morbidities and the need for a holistic approach to supporting individuals with diverse learning needs. This evolution is a direct reflection of the Dyslexia Association of Singapore’s revised mission. Key to our journal’s success is the invaluable contribution of our esteemed scientific board of reviewers and the international editorial board, comprising eminent academics and professionals. Their expertise and dedication have allowed us to maintain the highest standards of ethics and professionalism in the field, ensuring that we publish cutting-edge research that impacts the lives of individuals with developmental differences positively.
In this 10th-anniversary edition, we are delighted to present seven outstanding articles that exemplify the breadth and depth of research on dyslexia conducted by academics and practitioners in Southeast Asia. These articles not only offer essential insights into the challenges faced by individuals with developmental differences but also propose innovative interventions and support strategies that can bring about tangible improvements in their lives.