Prof. Dr. Vladimir Trajkovski, MD, PhD - University Ss. Kiril and Metodij, Faculty of Philosophy - MD, PhD, Full Professor

Prof. Dr. Vladimir Trajkovski

MD, PhD

University Ss. Kiril and Metodij, Faculty of Philosophy

MD, PhD, Full Professor

Skopje | Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of

Main Specialties: Medical Genetics, Neurology, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Psychiatry

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Prof. Dr. Vladimir Trajkovski, MD, PhD - University Ss. Kiril and Metodij, Faculty of Philosophy - MD, PhD, Full Professor

Prof. Dr. Vladimir Trajkovski

MD, PhD

Introduction

Prof. Dr Vladimir Trajkovski is born in Skopje in 1968. He is a graduate of the Skopje's Faculty of Medicine in 1994, where he later obtained his M.Sc. (1999). He obtained PhD degrees in 2002 on the Faculty of Philosophy. Now, he is serving as editor-in-chief of Journal for ReAttach Therapy and Developmental Diversities. He was Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Special Education and Rehabilitation since November 2008 until September 2017. He is the president of Macedonian Scientific Society for Autism and organizer of first international student’s special educational seminar in 1999. He introduced subject Autism in the postgraduate curricula at the Faculty of Philosophy. His research interest is 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 head of educational-scientific board of postgraduate studies at Institute of Special Education and Rehabilitation betwen October 2009 and 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 a consulting editor for Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, associate editor for Bulgarian Journal of Communication Disorders, associate editor for Croatian Review of Rehabilitation Research. He is also member of Advisory Board of The Open Access Journal of Science and Technology. He takes a part in international projects such as: “Tolerance and Acceptance” by EASPD, “Europe is a place to live” by EASPD, “In FOCUS” by TEMPUS programme, “Common voice network project” by Hand in Hand, ESIPP by Erasmus plus. He has about 95 articles published in domestic and international journals.

Primary Affiliation: University Ss. Kiril and Metodij, Faculty of Philosophy - Skopje , Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of

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Education

Nov 1999 - Dec 2002
University Ss. Kiril and Metodij, Faculty of Philosophy
Ph.D.
Institute of Special Education and Rehabilitation
Oct 1995 - Mar 1999
Medical Faculty
M.Sc.
Clinic of Nephrology
Oct 1988 - Feb 1994
Medical Faculty
M.D.

Experience

Sep 1997
University Ss. Kiril and Metodij, Faculty of Philosophy
Full Professor
Institute of Special Education and Rehabilitation

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Psychological aspects of autism spectrum disorder

109. Trajkovski V. Psychological aspects of autism spectrum disorder. Journal for ReAttach Therapy and Developmental Diversities. 2020 Jul 05; 3(1):14-23. https://doi.org/10.26407/2020jrtdd.1.30.

Journal for ReAttach Therapy and Developmental Diversities

AbstractIntroduction: Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex neurodevelopmental condition that occurs within the first 3 years of life, which is characterised by poor social skills, communication problems and stereotyped patterns of behaviour. Autism is a life-long disorder that has a substantial effect on the individual, their family, and society.The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview about the psychosocial aspects of autism spectrum disorders.Methods: An analysis of relevant literature, sources from the internet and published literature, personal experience and observations of the author.Findings: Despite widespread research and greater public awareness, ASD has an unclear etiology and no known cure, making it difficult to acquire an accurate and timely diagnosis. Psychologic functions such as attention, executive function, academic functioning, memory, emotions, and sensory processing are described. There is a need for continuous psycho-social support for people with ASD and their relatives during the diagnostics and early intervention period, as well as resources that better represent the diversity of experiences and symptoms associated with ASD across the lifespan.Conclusion: It is clear that more special education services are needed, together with timely and ongoing psychosocial support to parents of children with ASD. Key words: autism spectrum disorder, neurodevelopmental condition, psychological aspects.

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July 2020

Effects of a Computer-Based Intervention on Emotion Understanding in Children with Autism Spectrum Conditions.

J Autism Dev Disord 2019 Oct;49(10):4244-4255

Institute of Special Education and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Philosophy, University Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Skopje, Macedonia.

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October 2019
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Health Condition in Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Trajkovski, V. Health Condition in Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Journal for ReAttach Therapy and Developmental Diversities. 2019 Feb 17; 1(2):112-124 https://doi.org/10.26407/2018jrtdd.1.12

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AbstractIntroduction: Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are behaviourally defined syndromes where the etiology and pathophysiology are not very well understood. If the child has been diagnosed with autism, parents already face special behavioural challenges. What makes ASD even more difficult, are the many other medical health issues that often arise in this population.The purpose of this article is to summarise the latest understanding of autism’s commonly associated physical and mental health conditions.Methods: An analysis of relevant literature, sources from the internet and published literature, personal experience and observations of the author.Recent findings: Autism is a disorder of the whole body. It is often in co-morbidity with: epilepsy, gastrointestinal disorders, neuro-inflammation and immunological disorders, asthma, eczema, sleep disturbances, eating and feeding disorders, food allergies, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), headaches, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, depression, schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, Fragile X syndrome, intellectual disability, nonverbal learning disorder, motor clumsiness, Tourette syndrome, sensory problems, tuberous sclerosis, oxidative stress, acquired mitochondrial dysfunction and metabolic abnormalities. Many of the issues outlined here can overlap each other.Conclusions:Improved understanding of the underlying pathology of ASD and associated conditions, and the development of a common purpose across multiple treating sites, can improve the consistent and coordinated healthcare of children with autism. There is need for the development of improved strategies for delivering effective health education and healthcare to this large population. Improving the ability of these persons to lead relatively independent lives has a great economic impact.Key words: autism spectrum disorders, health, condition, medical disorders

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February 2019

Preliminary Results of the Macedonian-Adapted Version of Ages and Stages Developmental Questionnaires.

J Neurosci Rural Pract 2018 Oct-Dec;9(4):510-515

Institute of Special Education and Rehabilitation. Faculty of Philosophy University "Ss. Cyril and Methodius". Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.

Context: Early detection of developmental problems is critical, and interventions are more effective when they are carried out early in a child's life. In Macedonia, there are only four centers providing early intervention services.

Aims: In this research, we determined the reliability of the translation and adaptation of Ages and Stages Questionnaires 3 edition (ASQ-3-M) for assessment of children aged 3-5 years old in Macedonia, and reported preliminary results of the gender differences in the development.

Materials And Methods: ASQ-3-M was completed by 165 parents and 40 educators in seven kindergarten classrooms. Children were 3-5 years old.

Statistical Analysis Used: Cronbach's alpha, Intraclass Correlation coefficient (ICC), and interrater reliability (IRR) were used to assess ASQ-3-M psychometric properties. The Bayesian -test was performed to estimate the difference in means between males and females.

Results: The Cronbach's alpha ranged from 0.65 to 0.87. The overall ICC was 0.89 (ranged from 0.8 to 0.95), which indicates a strong to almost perfect strength of agreement between test-retest. IRR correlation revealed an average of 0.88 (ranged from 0.74 to 0.95), suggesting that ASQ-3-M is reliable and stable.

Conclusions: The results from the comparison between males and females on all dimensions of ASQ-3-M were not statistically significant (BF10 <3), indicating no significant gender difference. That said, the ASQ-3 is recommended for routine use in screening children aged 3-5 years old.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6126308PMC
October 2018
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A comparison between electronic and printed journals

Trajkovski V. A comparison between electronic and printed journals. Journal for ReAttach Therapy and Developmental Diversities. 2018 Aug 15; 1(1):1-6. https://doi.org/10.26407/2018jrtdd.1.1.

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The number of journals is rapidly rising worldwide. There is public debate about published articles comparing the costs, benefits, and various pros and cons of printed versus electronic full-text journals. The advancement of online journals during recent years has given librarians a powerful new resource to support learning and research.

This article explores issues relating to the print publication process and the electronic publication process in order to clarify the unique advantages and disadvantages of each media. Most commercial sites are subscription-based, or allow pay-per-view access. Many universities subscribe to electronic journals to provide access to their students and faculty, and it is generally also possible for individuals to subscribe. An increasing number of journals are now available with open access, requiring no subscription. This is the case with the Journal for ReAttach Therapy and Developmental Diversities. Most working paper archives and articles on personal homepages are free; as are collections in institutional repositories and subject repositories. One of the great advantages of electronic journals is the possibility of acquiring article-level metrics.

Printed journals are portable and convenient, don’t require a device to read, have a high graphical resolution (easier to read) and are self-archiving. Printed journals should continue to survive, but only with a decrease in production and changes in content to suit more restricted niches left in the wake of the electronic journals.

Key words: e-journal, electronic journal, printed journal, academic journal, open access (OA), information technology (IT).

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August 2018

A Pilot Study of a Behavioral Parent Training in the Republic of Macedonia.

J Autism Dev Disord 2017 06;47(6):1878-1889

Institute of Special Education and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Philosophy, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Macedonia.

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June 2017
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DNA typing of HLA-A, -C, -B, AND -DRB1 in the children with autism in the Republic of Macedonia.

Bratisl Lek Listy 2015 ;116(1):14-9

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July 2015
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Ophthalmic manifestations in children and young adults with Down syndrome and congenital heart defects.

Ophthalmic Epidemiol 2015 Apr;22(2):123-9

Private polyclinic "Medika plus," Skopje , Macedonia .

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April 2015
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Strabismus, refractive errors and nystagmus in children and young adults with Down syndrome.

Ophthalmic Genet 2011 Nov 5;32(4):204-11. Epub 2011 Jul 5.

Private polyclinic Medika plus, Skopje, Macedonia.

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November 2011
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Refractive errors in children and young adults with Down's syndrome.

Acta Ophthalmol 2011 Jun 16;89(4):324-7. Epub 2009 Oct 16.

Medika Plus (Private Polyclinic), Skopje, Macedonia.

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June 2011
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Family analysis of immunoglobulin classes and subclasses in children with autistic disorder.

Bosn J Basic Med Sci 2009 Nov;9(4):283-9

Institute of Immunobiology and Human Genetics, Faculty of Medicine, 1109 Skopje, PO Box 60, Macedonia.

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November 2009
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Plasma concentration of immunoglobulin classes and subclasses in children with autism in the Republic of Macedonia: retrospective study.

Croat Med J 2004 Dec;45(6):746-9

Institute of Immunobiology and Human Genetics, Medical Faculty, PO Box 60, 1109 Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.

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December 2004
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Environmental Barriers and Facilitators to Participation of People with Autism Spectrum Disorders: stakeholders’ perspective

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AbstractIntroduction: Social participation is a vital construct in inclusive philosophies and practices across communities. People with Autism Spectrum Disorders have been facing autism-related and environmental participation restrictions, placing them at risk of social exclusion and institutionalization. A multinational project has been developed in order to identify vital facilitating factors and establish PCP system for persons with ASD and tools for facilitators, as well as a ‘master class’ course for facilitators in several south-eastern European countries.The aim of the study is to identify the most common barriers to participation faced by individuals with ASD and to highlight facilitating factors that can be utilised in development of an autism specific PCP approach.Methodology: a mixed methodology employing concurrent qualitative-quantitative triangulation design was used. The participants consisted of four groups of stakeholders: young people with ASD, parents & family members of children/young people with ASD, teachers, and professionals. The data was collected via interviews and questionnaires with participants from the mentioned groups, using closed-ended and open-ended questions.Results: thematic analysis of the information gathered from the interviews and questionnaires was detailed by topics. Each topic was viewed with regards to barriers and facilitators to social participation.Conclusions: people with ASD have unique support needs that are qualitatively different from other special needs and communities are lacking specific understanding and approaches in meeting those needs. Insights from key stakeholders’ view point represents indispensable considerations in Person-Centred support for overcoming barriers to social participation and promoting health, equity and well-being of persons with ASD.

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