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2014 Living Now Book Awards JKP/SD Medal Winners Announced!

Posted on September 12th, 2014 in JKP news, Singing Dragon News
Gold Medal Winner

The Living Now Book Awards were established in 2008 to honor life-changing books, and to bring increased recognition to the year’s best lifestyle, homestyle, world-improvement and self-improvement titles. The awards celebrate the innovation and creativity of books that enhance the quality of life. The gold, silver and bronze medalists in the 2014 Living Now Book

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Learning about Sexuality and Safety with Tom

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 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

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Changing Offending Behaviour

Posted on September 4th, 2014 in JKP news, Social work & social care
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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

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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
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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

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

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  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.

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

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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,

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New Autism titles September 2014

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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.

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

Posted on August 27th, 2014 in Education, JKP news
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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

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Request a copy of our 2014 new and bestselling books on Autism Spectrum Disorders and related conditions

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Our brand new catalogue of books and resources on Autism Spectrum Disorders and related conditions will be available soon. Click here to sign up for a free copy. Our new catalogue has essential new titles from Cynthia Kim (Nerdy, Shy and Inappropriate) and Tessie Regan (Shorts). This is a great opportunity for parents to get

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

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  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.

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