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Request a free copy of the new Art Therapy catalogue

Posted on May 30th, 2014 in Arts therapies
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Sign up to request your free copy of our latest brochure of new and bestselling books on Art Therapy. This includes information on our new and bestselling titles such as ‘Mindfulness and the Arts Therapies’ by Laury Rappaport and ‘Using Art Therapy with Diverse Populations’ by Paula Howie. This range includes practical books for professionals,


Win a signed first edition of No Matter What!

'No Matter What' - Sally Donovan.

This competition has now closed. Win a signed first edition of No Matter What! To celebrate our new reprint of this inspiring adoption memoir, we’re giving away three original copies signed by author and adoptive mum Sally Donovan.  To enter, simply sign up to our mailing list here, and you’ll be entered into our random prize draw. An


The Wonderful World of Work launches at the National Library of Australia.

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On Wednesday 21 May, Jeanette Purkis’ new book, The Wonderful World of Work: A Workbook for Asperteens, was officially launched at the National Library of Australia in Canberra. The Wonderful World of Work is an activity book about employment which aims to give teenagers on the autism spectrum the confidence and skills they need to


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


Colour Coding for Learners with Autism book launch


Adele Devine, author of newly released Colour Coding for Learners with Autism celebrated the publication of her book with a rainbow themed book launch alongside the children who inspired her. The book launch was held at Portesbery School where Adele works as a special education needs teacher and uses colour as a way to help


Parent/Caregiver Resolutions

Posted on May 13th, 2014 in JKP news, Parenting

Lauren Brukner shares her personal Mommy Resolutions. Lauren is an Occupational Therapist who lives in New York City with her husband and three children and the author of the forthcoming book, The Kids’ Guide to Staying Awesome and In Control: Simple Stuff to Help Children Regulate their Emotions and Senses (August 2014). Kids learn by


Read an extract of Talk to Me, Conversation Strategies for Parents of Children on the Autism Spectrum or with Speech and Language Impairments


In this extract from Talk to Me author Heather Jones discusses how she first got her son Jamie to begin engaging in conversation at the age of 10. For a free sneak peak, read the extract now. You can find out more about the book, read reviews and order your copy here.


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Chris Mitchell the author of new JKP title Mindful Living with Asperger’s Syndrome and Asperger’s Syndrome and Mindfulness discusses how approaches to autism within education have changed over the last 20 years. A diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome, especially if obtained in adulthood, can be seen as a new start. But in reality, each day after


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