Call for Chapters: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Altering Neurodevelopmental Disorders


Tanu Wadhera
Research Scholar, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering
Dr B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar

Associate Prof. Deepti Kakkar
Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering
Dr B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: August 12, 2019
Full Chapters Due: September 25, 2019
Submission Date: January 3, 2020


The Neurodevelomental Disorders (NDDs) have affected millions globally ranging from intellectual disability to Alzheimer. As per recent project study report, 23 million children (< 10 years) are affected with atleast one of the NDDs. In addition, the fuelling growth in the global market for disorder assistive and neurotechnological devices is providing an instance of the rapid growth of NDDs. Mounting evidence suggests that approaches based on multi-modal domains should move towards the goal of early diagnosis and intervention of NDD affected individuals. The interdisciplinary and collaborative advances in diagnostic, assessment, support and intervention schemes such as point-of-care and person-centric- designed approaches can resolve a number of side hurdles such as lack of awareness, transport, financial and expenses by catering the early diagnosis and intervention schemes at doorsteps. Thus, the interdisciplinary assistive tools can act as a first-aid by either preventing the disorder occurrence or onset of further complexities.


The book is intended to describe the neurodevelopmental disorders from onset to different stages/variants with a perspective of parents, psychologist and clinicians, discuss the cognitive therapies, and practical learning schemes in enhancing functional abilities, technology-based multimodal recommendations for non-pathological assessment, diagnostic options and intervention schemes, interdisciplinary domains for clinical guidance and decision-making, and encourage modern intervening options including individual-centric design thinking, rehabilitation-engineering and point-of-care devices for clinical settings.

Target Audience

The book will be beneficial to professionals and researchers working in the field of neurodevelopmental disorders and a primary reference source to all the academicians, librarians and students to fill the essential gaps in their research, project work and digital archives. The universities that have special education subjects in their curriculum and special institutes will follow the book for updating their teaching schemes and programs. It will be a good source to provide innovative and collaborative approaches in NDDs to clinical psychologists, special educators and counselors, therapists, and especially parents of special children, since they are the backbone of treatment. The awareness of the parents, clinicians and teachers for new techniques and tools is the need of the hour for the sustainable rehabilitation of NDD affected children.

Recommended Topics

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

Concepts of Neurodevelopmetal disorders
1. Background, Key theories, Principles, and Issues of Neurodevelopmental Disorders
2. Perspectives of psychologists, clinicians and parents of special children.
3. Societal challenges in NDDs.
1. Screening the Developmental Trajectories and Behavioral Traits
2. Diagnostic techniques and expert systems targeting the clinical features and behavioral phenotypes
3. Highlighting Potential Neurological Biomarkers using different Brain Mapping and Imaging Techniques.
4. Case studies to bridge gap between theoretical concepts and clinical practice.
5. Point-of-care diagnostic techniques for individualizing the detection.
Intervention and Treatment
1. Emerging Adative technological tools in assisting NDDs detection and flourishing care.
2. Implications of Multifaceted therapies, and medicines in assessing NDDs and reinforcing functional abilities.
3. Impact of Practically relevant Teaching and Learning Strategies in suppressing disorder atypicalities
4. Neurotechnology in improving, repairing and regulating the Neurodevelopmental Disorders.
5. Biofeedback therapies in locating and treating the physiological markers.
6. Support of Gamification, virtual and augmented reality, and Webapps in intervening the Social and Behavioral impairments.
7. Brain-computer Interface and Nuerofeedback for Brain Gyming and Training.
8. Role of Artificial Intelligence Technology in Modeling Behavioral traits, decision-making, assessment and intervention
9. Big data, Internet of Things, and Data Mining in predictive Analytics.
10. Strategies with Individual Centered Design (ICD) in detecting and intervening NDDs
11. Engineering in Rehabilitation schemes and Designs for revitalizing prevention and treatment.

Submission Procedure

Researchers, healthcare experts, psychologists and practitioners are invited to submit on or before August 12, 2019, a chapter proposal of 2000 to 4000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of the proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by August 25, 2019 about the status of their proposals as well as the chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by September 25, 2019, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Interdisciplinary Approaches to Altering Neurodevelopmental Disorders. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery®TM online submission manager.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2020.

Important Dates

Chapter Proposal Deadline: August 12, 2019
Acceptance Notification to Authors: August 25, 2019
Full Chapter Submission: September 25, 2019
Submission of the Revised Versions: December 6, 2019
Final Acceptance Notification: December 20, 2019
Final Manuscript Submission: January 3, 2020


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