version: UK | USA | International

JKP blog

The latest interviews with authors, news and articles of interest to the communities that we publish for.

Author Archive


Jessica Kingsley Publishers acquires National Children’s Bureau publishing division

Posted on September 15th, 2014 in JKP news
ncb logo

We are delighted to announce the establishment of a co-publishing partnership with the National Children’s Bureau, a leading children’s charity in the UK. Jessica Kingsley Publishers have taken on the publishing division of the NCB and will be adding over 80 titles on a range of subjects including education, social work, disability, counselling, and adoption

Read more...

Learning about Sexuality and Safety with Tom

Autism---Tom-Books--white

 Learning about Sexuality and Safety with Tom The idea for storybooks about sexuality and safety came from being the single mother of a boy with severe autism and the worries I had about his future independence. As he matured physically he was going to want and need to do things for himself and there were

Read more...

Changing Offending Behaviour

Posted on September 4th, 2014 in JKP news, Social work & social care
Baim-Guthrie_Changing-Offend_978-1-84905-511-6_colourjpg-print

Changing Offending Behaviour is a one-stop resource of practical exercises for professionals to use in direct work with offenders aged 16+, written by Clark Baim and Lydia Guthrie. In this blog post Lydia explains why they decided to write the book, as well as sharing one of her favourite exercises which you can download and try out

Read more...

Request a copy of the latest collection of new and bestselling titles in adoption, fostering and looked-after children.

Posted on September 2nd, 2014 in JKP news, Parenting, Social work & social care
Cover image - Adoption Professionals

Our brand new collection of new and bestselling titles in adoption and fostering for professionals will be available soon. Click here to sign up for a free copy. Including essential new titles from Paolo Hewitt (But We All Shine On and The Looked After Kid) and the new book from Sally Donovan (The Unofficial Guide

Read more...

Read an extract from Very Late Diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder)

Wylie_Very-Late-Diagn_978-1-84905-433-1_colourjpg-print

  In this extract from Very Late Diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome author Philip Wylie  talks about the importance of getting the timing, manner of communication and choice of confidant right when revealing that you have been diagnosed with ASD. Read the extract now You can find out more about the book, read reviews and order your copy here.

Read more...

How using colour coded visuals can reduce anxiety when a child with autism starts school.

Devine_Colour-Coding-f_978-1-84905-441-6_colourjpg-print

For many teachers coming to the end of the summer holidays now is the time to start preparing for the new academic year. With that in mind we turn to author and teacher Adele Devine who in this brand new blog demonstrates how developing a colour coding system can make for a more comfortable learning environment,

Read more...

New Autism titles September 2014

2014 September  - Autism Catalogue Cover

Browse our latest collection of Autism titles. For more information on any of the books inside, simply click the title or cover image to view the full book page.

Read more...

Listening skills for busy school staff – An interview with Nick Luxmoore

Posted on August 27th, 2014 in Education, JKP news
Luxmoore_Essential-Liste_978-1-84905-565-9_colourjpg-print

Nick Luxmoore is a school counsellor, trainer, teacher, youth worker and UKCP registered Psychodrama psychotherapist. He has over 35 years’ experience of work with young people and with the professionals who support them. We caught up with him to talk about his work, his latest book: Essential Listening Skills for Busy School Staff, and his top tips

Read more...

Change Happens… Teaching a child with autism to handle a ‘whoops!’

whoops Adele Devine image

  Teaching a child with autism to handle a ‘whoops!’ It’s raining and that lovely day at the beach that’s been on the calendar ‘FOREVER’ suddenly isn’t happening. A change of plan seems logical, but may be difficult for the child to accept. They like to know and expect you to stick to the plan.

Read more...

Vipassana Retreat – a brand new article from the author of Mindful Living with Asperger’s Syndrome

Woodland Sunrise

Vipassana Retreat When trying to make sense of the social world as a person diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome I have often found myself learning social skills through observing those around me, especially non-verbal gestures such as facial expressions and eye contact. This can often leave little scope for exploring one’s own emotions and feelings, such

Read more...

© 2014 Jessica Kingsley Publishers. All Rights Reserved.
The views and perspectives expressed on this blog do not necessarily reflect those of Jessica Kingsley Publishers, its directors, or its staff.