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New! Music Therapy Social Skills Assessment and Documentation Manual (MTSSA)

Music Therapy Social Skills Assessment and Documentation Manual (MTSSA)

Clinical guidelines for group work with children and adolescents

Jenni Rook, Rebecca West, Jeffrey Wolfe, Pan Ho, Alana Dennis, Yayoi Nakai-Hosoe and Kimberly Peyton

This comprehensive handbook provides adaptable assessment and documentation processes for social skill development in music therapy group sessions for children with developmental disabilities. It also includes a CD-ROM of forms and tools, as well as songs that help to facilitate social interaction. more »

2014, Paperback: £39.99/ $65.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-985-5, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 200pp

Keywords: autism, child development, child psychology, children, disability, music therapy, person-centred, social skills, special education

New! Engaging Mirror Neurons to Inspire Connection and Social Emotional Development in Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum

Engaging Mirror Neurons to Inspire Connection and Social Emotional Development in Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum

Theory into Practice through Drama Therapy

Lee R. Chasen

This innovative drama therapy program develops social skills in children and teens on the autism spectrum. Drawing on research into the mirror neuron system, it details 30 sessions involving creative tools such as guided play, sociometry, puppetry, role-play, video modeling and improvisation. more »

2014, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-990-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, child psychology, children, communication, dramatherapy, expressive therapies, high functioning autism, play, relationships, social skills, teenagers, theatre

New! The Music in Music Therapy

The Music in Music Therapy

Psychodynamic Music Therapy in Europe: Clinical, Theoretical and Research Approaches

Edited by Jos De Backer and Julie P. Sutton

This text comprises of a wide range of thinking from across Europe, stressing how essential the musician is within the identity of a music therapist. With examples and clinical case material from across Europe, the editors provide insight into the aspects of the therapeutic process which are enabled by music. more »

2014, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-353-2, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 368pp

Keywords: attachment, autism, dementia, forensic psychiatry, intellectual disabilities, mental health, music therapy, pervasive developmental disorder, psychiatry, psychosis, psychotherapy, supervision, trauma

New! Assessment and Outcomes in the Arts Therapies

Assessment and Outcomes in the Arts Therapies

A Person-Centred Approach

Edited by Caroline Miller

There is increasing pressure on therapists to provide details of structured assessments and to report therapy outcomes. This edited volume provides a series of case studies, with varied client groups, giving arts therapists an accessible introduction to assessment and outcome measures that can be easily incorporated into their regular practice. more »

2013, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-414-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 264pp

Keywords: adults, anxiety, art therapy, autism, children, creative therapies, dance and movement therapy, depression, disability, dramatherapy, expressive therapies, grief, interdisciplinary arts therapies, music therapy, psychology, trauma

New! Music Technology in Therapeutic and Health Settings

Music Technology in Therapeutic and Health Settings

Edited by Wendy L. Magee

There is a rapidly emerging and developing area of music therapy practice that uses electronic music technologies in a range of therapeutic and clinical settings to help clients with complex needs. With contributions from leading experts in the field, this edited volume explains cutting edge technologies and how to apply these tools in practice. more »

2013, Paperback: £27.99/ $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-273-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 400pp

Keywords: adults, augmentative communication, autism, brain injury, children, communication, health care, intellectual disabilities, music therapy, occupational therapy, older people, palliative care, psychiatry, psychology, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy, teenagers

Early Childhood Music Therapy and Autism Spectrum Disorders

Early Childhood Music Therapy and Autism Spectrum Disorders

Developing Potential in Young Children and their Families

Edited by Petra Kern and Marcia Humpal

This edited book brings together renowned experts in music therapy and related fields to present current research, practical strategies, and policies useful for everyone interested in music as a tool to aid children on the autism spectrum. Case scenarios, examples and tip sheets further support the application of the knowledge-based content. more »

2012, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-241-2, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 304pp

Keywords: applied behaviour analysis, Asperger syndrome, augmentative communication, autism, child development, child psychology, children, communication, early intervention, educational psychology, families, music therapy, play, social skills, social stories, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

A Manual of Dynamic Play Therapy

A Manual of Dynamic Play Therapy

Helping Things Fall Apart, the Paradox of Play

Dennis McCarthy

Children experience growth and change throughout their lives. This book explains how this reorganising process can be used in play therapy to help children dealing with social, neurological, developmental,┬áhealth and family issues. Theory and examples are used to show how to apply the practice with a range of clients. more »

2012, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-879-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: anger management, anxiety, attachment, autism, bereavement, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, counselling, emotions, expressive therapies, grief, intellectual disabilities, messy play, parenting, play, play therapy, relationships, social care, teenagers, trauma

Story Drama in the Special Needs Classroom

Story Drama in the Special Needs Classroom

Step-by-Step Lesson Plans for Teaching through Dramatic Play

Jessica Perich Carleton

Dramatic play can be applied to a diverse range of school subjects and recreational settings and is guaranteed to enhance students' learning and encourage artistic expression. Lesson plans take teachers through every aspect of running fun and engaging story dramas with ways to adapt them to meet the needs of the inclusive or special needs group. more »

2012, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-859-9, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 160pp

Keywords: autism, children, creativity, dramatherapy, education, inclusive classroom, intellectual disabilities, mainstream education, play therapy, sensory stimulation, special education, storymaking

Developmental Speech-Language Training through Music for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Developmental Speech-Language Training through Music for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Theory and Clinical Application

Hayoung A. Lim

The complete guide to Dr. Lim's highly effective 'Developmental Speech-Language Training through Music' (DSLM). It covers a theoretical foundation, the latest research, clinical implications of DSLM protocols, explanations of specific interventions and the application of DSLM to Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Verbal Behavior (VB) approaches. more »

2011, Paperback: £23.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-849-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: arts therapies, autism, child development, children, communication, education, music therapy, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

Music Therapy in Schools

Music Therapy in Schools

Working with Children of All Ages in Mainstream and Special Education

Edited by Jo Tomlinson, Philippa Derrington and Amelia Oldfield

The majority of music therapy work with children takes place in schools. This book documents the wealth and diversity of work that music therapists are doing in educational settings. It shows how, in recent years, music therapy has changed and grown as a profession, and it provides an insight into the trends that are emerging in this area. more »

2011, Paperback: £25.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-000-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: arts therapies, autism, challenging behaviour, child psychology, children, early intervention, education, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, music therapy, palliative care, special education, speech and language therapy, teenagers, trauma

Bio-Guided Music Therapy

Bio-Guided Music Therapy

A Practitioner's Guide to the Clinical Integration of Music and Biofeedback

Eric B. Miller

This practical guide introduces the principles of biofeedback and explores the use of music therapy interventions in the context of achieving skills in self-regulation of physiological response. The book looks at the primary modalities of biofeedback, in conjunction with the assignment of digitally sampled musical voices to specific body functions. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-844-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: ADHD, arts therapies, autism, brain injury, creative therapies, health care, mental health, music therapy, psychology, psychotherapy

Voicework in Music Therapy

Voicework in Music Therapy

Research and Practice

Edited by Felicity Baker and Sylka Uhlig

Compiling a wealth of international evidence-based practice, this book offers detailed descriptions of clinical methods that are grounded in research. Chapters are grouped into structured and unstructured approaches for use with clients of all ages. This book will be invaluable for any student, practitioner or researcher exploring voicework. more »

2011, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-165-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 368pp

Keywords: arts therapies, autism, community care, creative therapies, dementia, health care, intellectual disabilities, mental health, music therapy, palliative care, psychology, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy, trauma

Group Music Activities for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Group Music Activities for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Maria Ramey

This versatile collection of 100 group music activities is the perfect sourcebook to provide insight to music therapists, and inspiration to those familiar with working with adults but in need of fresh ideas. Each activity is developed with clear goals and instructions, and includes easy adaptations to suit a wide range of ability levels. more »

2011, Paperback: £25.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-857-5, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 176pp

Keywords: adults, autism, communication, disability, Down's syndrome, intellectual disabilities, music therapy, occupational therapy, pervasive developmental disorder, psychology, residential care, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

Social Skills, Emotional Growth and Drama Therapy

Social Skills, Emotional Growth and Drama Therapy

Inspiring Connection on the Autism Spectrum

Lee R. Chasen

Drama therapy provides opportunities for children on the autism spectrum to interact with others in a fun, supportive environment. The innovative model of drama therapy described in this book is rooted in neuroscience, and designed specifically to develop social, emotional and expressive language skills in children with autism spectrum disorders. more »

2011, Paperback: £21.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-840-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: arts therapies, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, communication, dramatherapy, education, high functioning autism, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy, pervasive developmental disorder, play, social skills, special education

Music for Special Kids

Music for Special Kids

Musical Activities, Songs, Instruments and Resources

Pamela Ott

This activity book shows how music can be an enjoyable way to enhance the development of children with special needs. Packed with inspiring tips, activities and song ideas, this resource will have everybody singing, clapping and playing along! It explains simple ways of using songs, instruments and games to connect with children of all abilities. more »

2011, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-858-2, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 192pp

Keywords: autism, cerebral palsy, child development, children, Down's syndrome, education, music therapy, occupational therapy, play, sensory issues, sensory stimulation, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

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