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


Unlocking a child’s potential through vision therapy – An Interview with Dr. Joel Warshowsky

Posted on February 8th, 2012 in Disability, Education
Joel Warshowsky

“Underachieving children typically don’t feel connected. The process of training children to reframe their visual connectedness with the world is not only about vision. It is about utilizing vision to reframe the relationship between children’s inner reality and their external reality. Vision is merely the vehicle, the classroom, the training ground. The true benefits accrue when a child, perhaps your son or daughter, takes what he or she has achieved in the safe and nurturing environment of therapy and applies it to the outside world. It is then that a child’s entire sense of who they are and what they are capable of, has been modified for the better.”


Delivering personalisation in health and social care – An interview with Helen Sanderson and Jaimee Lewis

Posted on December 12th, 2011 in Disability, Social work & social care
Helen Sanderson and Jaimee Lewis

“Person-centred thinking and planning helps people think about all the resources available to them, and then helps them and the people who support them use those resources to their full effect. It makes every penny of funds they receive – either from public or private sources – stretch so much further. When money is tight, it is even more important to use resources as effectively as possible. And what better resource is there than what a person (or those close to them) believes is important to them and works well for them and what they want for their lives? We can’t afford not to listen to people well and to act on this information.”


Misdiagnosis in Neuromuscular Disorders – What Grandparents Need to Know

Photo: JKP author Dr. Charlotte Thompson

By Charlotte E. Thompson, MD, author of Grandparenting a Child with Special Needs. Over the years, many grandparents have contacted me about how to be sure a grandchild with obvious muscle weakness received a correct diagnosis. Unfortunately, misdiagnosis often occurs because there are no diagnostic tests for many neuromuscular disorders and not enough pediatric neuromuscular experts


JKP at the Frankfurt Book Fair


JKP is exhibiting at the Frankfurt Book Fair this week. Jessica Kingsley took a few minutes between meetings to talk about why we attend this major international event, and to highlight some of the things we’ve been talking about.


Dramatherapy Approaches for People with Profound or Severe Multiple Disabilities – An Interview with Mary Booker

Posted on August 2nd, 2011 in Arts therapies, Disability
Mary Booker

“I have so many memorable experiences of using Developmental Drama: Someone’s face full of laughter and sheer joy when their name is ‘drummed’ to a climax in the warm-up…The sudden, unexpected and totally right response to a new event in the story…A whole group of children with multi-sensory impairment huddled together, looking upwards in wonder at a new and bright ‘hole in the sky!’ It goes on and on. I am a very lucky person.”


JKP Books Honoured in ForeWord Magazine’s 2010 Book of the Year Awards!

ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year Award Winner

We are thrilled to announce that several JKP books have been honoured in ForeWord Magazine’ Book of the Year Awards, which were established to bring increased attention to the literary and graphic achievements of independent publishers and their authors. Dr Darold Treffert’s Islands of Genius: The Bountiful Mind of the Autistic, Acquired, and Sudden Savant won


JKP Wins Gold at the 2011 Independent Publisher Book Awards


We are thrilled to announce that JKP has won several medals in the 2011 Independent Publisher Book Awards, including two Gold medals! Darold A. Treffert’s Islands of Genius: The Bountiful Mind of the Autistic, Acquired, and Sudden Savant won the Gold medal in the Psychology/Mental Health category.  Rudy Simone’s Aspergirls: Empowering Females with Asperger Syndrome was


JKP attends the 2011 American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Conference in Philadelphia

AOTA logo

The 2011 American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Conference took place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia (USA), this year and JKP was pleased to attend as an exhibitor. The exhibit hall was packed with a record crowd of over 6,000 Occupational Therapists and students in attendance. Our booth was busy throughout the conference, with


Video: Michael Mandelstam, author of ‘How We Treat the Sick: Neglect and Abuse in our Health Services’

How We Treat the Sick

In this video series, Michael Mandelstam talks about his new book, How We Treat the Sick, which shows beyond question that neglectful care is a systemic blight, rather than mere local blemish, within the UK’s health services. In the book, Mandelstam analyses the causes and factors involved, reveals the widespread denial and lack of accountability on the part of those


Keeping your Grandchild with Special Needs Safe

Photo: JKP author Dr. Charlotte Thompson

By Charlotte E. Thompson, M.D., author of Grandparenting a Child with Special Needs.  It is a great responsibility to care for a grandchild, particularly one with special needs. Keeping any grandchild safe, no matter what age or special problem can be a great challenge. One of the things I did when my children and my


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