Call for papers January 31st
Institute of Special Education and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Philosophy, University "Ss. Cyril and Methodius", Skopje, Macedonia.
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Prof. Dr. Vladimir Trajkovski is born in Skopje, Macedonia in 1968. He is Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. He is a graduate of the Faculty of Medicine in Skopje (1994), where he later obtained his M.Sc. (1999). He obtained PhD degrees in 2002 on the Faculty of Philosophy in Skopje. He works as president of Macedonian Scientific Society for Autism since 2005. He introduced subject Autism in the postgraduate curricula at the Faculty of Philosophy. His research interest are genetic and physiological aspects of autism spectrum disorders, but he has also published in the fields of human genetics and medical aspects of disability. He was former editor of the Journal of Special Education and Rehabilitation in the period (2008-2017), and Journal for ReAttach Therapy and Developmental Diversities (2018-2022). He became head of educational-scientific board of postgraduate studies at Institute of Special Education and Rehabilitation from October 2009 until September 2013. He is an active member of the Autism Europe, member of the European Association of Service Providers for People with disabilities, member of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities. He is member of editorial board of five international journals. He takes a part in 21 international projects and attends on more than 100 conferences and seminars. He has more than 110 articles published in domestic and international journals and 6 handbooks and 3 manuals and brochures.
Chia Jung Yeh, PhD – Statistical Editor
The Department of Human Development and Family Science, College of Health and Human Performance, East Carolina University, USA.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chia Jung Yeh is working in the field of head start & early childhood education for more than a decade as an educator, classroom teacher, language assessment evaluator, and researcher. Her research interests include social interaction, creative teaching strategies of mathematics, science education, father involvement, inclusive education, early childhood education, assessment, early intervention, and pre-service/in-service teacher training. Recently she received a few excellent teaching awards from 2021 to 2022, including (1) College of Health and Human Performance Ray Martinez Teaching Excellence Award; (2) Human Development and Family Science Department Teaching Award. In 2020-2021, she received East Carolina University Scholar-Teacher Award. In the same year, she was selected for the Global Teacher Education fellowship program organized by Longview Foundation, a year-long virtual professional development opportunity to create Global Learning Classrooms and add global learning outcomes to one of her courses. She also received UNC Instructional Innovation Incubator (i3@UNC) fellowship and currently serves on a few editorial boards as an editor and reviewer worldwide. She is completing her second edited book in less than two years as a Co-Editor, her first edited book which was published in December 2019 is included in the Library of Congress (which is the largest research library in the USA), the British Library Worldwide, and other university/research libraries across the world, including those listed here: Stanford University Libraries, United Kingdom, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands, Tilburg University Library, and other 36 universities.
Andrea Ivanovska – Editorial Assistant
Institute of Psychology, Faculty of Philosophy, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje Macedonia
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She graduated in psychology at the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje with a 9.79/10 GPA and was accepted at the MSc Psychological research programme at the University of Edinburgh in 2022. Her primary interests are methodology and psychometrics. From 2019 to 2022 she was part of the editorial office of the Journal for ReAttach Therapy and Developmental Diversities in the same position. She participated in several Erasmus Plus scientific projects about ASD, including “A holistic approach of person-centred planning for people with Autism”, “Autism Friendly Spaces”, “I learn and get beyond my limits”, “Accessible digital education for learners with autism and intellectual disabilities: Innovating solutions and enhancing educators’ competences”. She’s a contributing member in several organizations, including Institute for Alzheimer's Disease and Neuroscience, Macedonian Scientific Society for Autism, International Association of Applied Psychology. She is part of the alumni club at PSA "Psihesko", following her positions in the management and supervisory boards. She is the co-coordinator of the Implementation of the START project in Macedonia adapted by the Institute for Alzheimer's Disease and Neuroscience. She contributes to other events and research activities by the institute and is the co-author of two abstracts about dementia in Macedonia that were presented at international conferences. She has participated in many seminars, workshops and conferences in the field of psychology, neurodiversity, neurodegenerative conditions, scientific writing and publishing, some of which she has moderated.
Blagoja Janevski - Web Administrator and Copy Editor
American University of Europe, AUE-FON, Skopje, Macedonia
Blagoja Janevski was born in Skopje. He is a system administrator and IT technician at AUE-FON University. Finished at SEMOS Education as Javasript full-stack programmer. He studied at Faculty Of Computer Science And Engineering-FINKI and then continued his studies at AUE-FON University as software engineer. Previously worked as service, IT technician, network maintenance, hardware and software at Velmar Automotive. He owns a computer service for maintaining home appliances, equipment, computer systems, tech and networking. He was web administrator and editor for the journal JRTDD (Journal for ReAttach Therapy and Developmental Diversities, https://jrtdd.com/). Maintaining web administrator for an organization in Macedonia called Macedonian Scientific Society for Autism (MSSA, http://mssa.org.mk/).
Uroš Kugl - Web Support
Alma Mater Europea University – ECM, Maribor, Slovenia
Uroš Kugl is born in Maribor, Slovenia in 1990. He is an I.T. Manager at Alma Mater University, Maribor, Slovenia. He graduated at Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Maribor, where he latter obtained his M.Sc. (2006). Currently he is a PhD candidate in Project management at Alma Mater University, Maribor, Slovenia. He is also a web administrator for Alma Mater Press, which publishes several journals (https://journal.almamater.si/) and monographs (https://press.almamater.si/).
Angela Capper – Proofreader for English
Target Autism Training and Consultancy Ltd, Northampton, UK.
Angela was born in 1974 in the south of England. She currently lives and works in the county of Northamptonshire in central England. She studied languages and psychology at undergraduate level before teaching and supporting students in mainstream secondary schools who had a diverse range of social, emotional and learning difficulties. In 2007 she joined the Northamptonshire County Council’s educational support Autism Spectrum Team as a Specialist Practitioner. This role involved supporting and advising teachers in both mainstream and specialist schools as to how best support and educate students with social communication difficulties or an Autism Spectrum Condition from ages 4-18. From September 2012, she has worked as an Autism Consultant and Company Director of Target Autism Training and Consultancy Ltd. This role has led to many opportunities to work with school staff and parents giving consultancy advice and delivering training, not just in Northamptonshire but across England and internationally in Macedonia, Croatia and Cyprus as part of the Erasmus + ESIPP project. Angela has trained in many approaches relevant to autism and special educational needs including: 5 day TEACCH, Social Stories, Protective Behaviours, Social Thinking, SCERTS, PECS, Solution Focus, Comic Strip Conversations, Team Teach and DIR FLoortime. She has also been trained to use the ADOS assessment tool.
Angela Winstanley – Proofreader for English
Angela Winstanley has enjoyed a long career working with children and adults with special or complex needs. Trained at Selly Oak Colleges, Birmingham, UK, Angela qualified as a Social Worker in 1975 Angela worked with children and young people in Education, Residential and Community settings, including young offenders and young people with Mental Health needs. Angela specialised in group work, and therapeutic interventions. Angela studied applied Psychology and Sociology during her Professional Training. In 1996 Angela joined the National Autistic Society, and as Registered Manager set up their first residential service for adults with Autism in the midlands area, and has been involved in numerous specific management and clinical ‘projects’ including an extended study on Ageing and Autism. As an Area Manager Angela developed the services to span 8 local authorities, and to include day services, supported living, residential homes, domiciliary care, supported employment and university support. More recently her services included children’s summer and Saturday play schemes, education, and respite services. Whilst working with the National Autistic Society Angela was also a principal trainer and speaker for the National Autistic Society, an Autism Accreditation internal and external quality reviewer, - and an internal reviewer for Investors in People. For the past few years Angela has formed links with Autism Support, Cyprus, and supported the development of Adult Autism specific Services in the area. She is also an International Trainer and consultant in Autism / Management. She has been involved in a number of Special needs / Autism related Erasmus projects.