The journal ‘Exceptional child: teaching and upbringing’is a periodical edition founded in 1995 to disseminate knowledge, information, methodology and best practice. Between 1996 and 2012 it was published under the title Defektolohiia’; in 2013 as‘Defektolohiia. Osoblyvadytyna: navchannia i vykhovannia’; and from 2014 as‘Osoblyvadytyna: navchannia i vykhovannia’.
The journal іncluded in the List of leading peer-reviewed research publications approved by the Higher Attestation Commission (VAK) of Ukraine to publish the key findings from research theses for candidate’s and doctoral degrees in pedagogy and psychology. The journal is indexed and abstracted in: EBSCO Education Source, Index Copernicus (ICV 2014:39.77), MIAR(ICDS2015: 4.279), ResearchBib, WorldCat, Citefactor, Google scholar, Ukrainika scientific (Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine).
Themissionofthejournalisto serve as informationspace to promote, share and discuss ideas and approaches to address current issues pertaining to education, development and rehabilitation of children with special needs.
Thethematic scope of the journal covers a broad spectrum of issues related to the education and life of children with special needs (deaf children and children with hearing impairments, blind children and children with visual impairments, children with severe language disorders, mental and intellectual disabilities, autism, mobility problems, etc.); strategies and tools for assessment, development, education, intervention and early support for children with SEN; as well as the development of fundamental theoretical principles and curriculum materials to facilitate their inclusion in mainstream education environment.
Theintended readers of the journalare academics, graduate, PhD and doctoral students, special education teachers, methodology experts, teachers in higher education, psychologists and child and youth counsellors at special schools, regular school teachers engaged in inclusive education programmes, and parents of children with special needs.