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


Starving our Anxiety Gremlins


Kate Collins-Donnelly; therapist, consultant, and author of Starving the Anxiety Gremlin, talks about the rise of anxiety in children. In this article, Kate discusses what can be done to help young people struggling with anxieties and shares a letter from one of the young people she has worked with on her experiences of overcoming problems caused by anxiety.


Julian Cohen on ‘All About Drugs and Young People.’ (Part 2)


In the first part of this interview, All About Drugs and Young People (Part 1), JKP author, educator and counsellor Julian Cohen shared some of the insight and experience he has gained whilst working to educate young people about drugs over the past 30 years. In this second and final part, he talks about legal highs, how the internet


Coaching Kids to Success


Nikki Giant, founder of Full Circle Education Solutions and JKP author, explains how life coaching can be used to help support children’s well-being and aid in difficult  periods of stress and transition. In any classroom within any school there are children struggling to cope with the daily rituals of life. These young people may be suffering


Julian Cohen on ‘All About Drugs and Young People.’


In the first of a two-part interview, JKP author, educator and counsellor Julian Cohen  shares some of the insight and experience he has gained whilst working to educate young people about drugs over the past 30 years. 1. Your book emphasises that nearly all of us use drugs and have a lifetime drug career. Can


A Picture Speaks a Thousand Words


Adele Devine, author of Colour Coding for Learners with Autism advocates for the use of visual learning resources for pupils with autism spectrum disorders. In this article, Adele explains the importance of using accurate visuals. Statements, schedules, diagnosis, medical breakthroughs, meltdowns…We sift through so much information, searching for strategies that might help. We know that


New video – Maureen Boon discusses how to help children with Dyspraxia

Posted on May 19th, 2014 in Education
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In this video Maureen Boon, author of Can I tell you about Dyspraxia, discusses the condition and explains how friends, teachers and carers can help. She talks about how teachers can help in both primary and secondary school settings as well as gives tips on how to be a good classmate to a pupil with


10 Tips to support children with autism through puberty, adolescence and beyond


Davida Hartman is the author of the book Sexuality and Relationship Education for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders has created a list of 10 tips to help parents and other adults feel confident about supporting children with autism through puberty and adolescence. Be prepared. Although children on the spectrum may be delayed in other


JKP Authors at Visions of Community 2014 Conference in Boston

Judith Canty Graves and Carson Graves, authors of Parents Have the Power to Make Special Education Work: An Insider Guide, share their experience at the 2014 Visions of Community conferece in Boston. The Visions of Community 2014 Conference at the Seaport World Trade Center on the Boston waterfront was a great event! This annual conference, organized


Request a free copy of the 2014 US catalog of resources for Special Educators


Our brand new Special Educators catalog is now available for our readers in the United States. With hundreds of titles on working with students with special needs, ranging from early childhood through high school, our Special Educators catalog is an outstanding resource for  teachers, administrators, counselors, school staff and anyone who works with special kids


World Autism Awareness Day 2014

Happy World Autism Awareness Day! We’re offering a 15% off discount on all our autism titles for one day only. Order by the end of the day on April 2nd 2014. UK, Europe and USA use code “150000″ at Australia and New Zealand code “WAD14″ from Footprint Books here. Canada please use the


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