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Coming soon! 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 »

June 2014, Paperback: £37.55 + VAT = £39.99/ $65.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-985-5, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 208pp

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

Coming soon! Play Therapy in the Outdoors

Play Therapy in the Outdoors

Taking Play Therapy out of the Playroom and into Natural Environments

Alison Chown

A therapist's guide to the theory and practice of incorporating the outdoors and natural world into play therapy. The frameworks for practice are grounded in research and include adaptations for children with profound and multiple learning difficulties, complex social, emotional and behavioural problems, and parent child attachment work. more »

June 2014, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-408-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: attachment, child development, child psychology, children, creative therapies, dramatherapy, educational psychology, expressive therapies, messy play, pastoral care, play, play therapy

Coming soon! 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 »

May 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

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

Creating Children's Art Games for Emotional Support

Creating Children's Art Games for Emotional Support

Vicky Barber

This book offers an abundance of fun games that help children to confront personal problems in a light-hearted yet meaningful way. These are games with a difference, as they must be constructed before they can be played. The creation aspect involves collaboration within a team, and instils an empowering sense of ownership in the creators. more »

2010, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-163-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 144pp

Keywords: art therapy, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, children, communication, counselling, creative therapies, education, occupational therapy, pastoral care, self esteem, youthwork

Healthy Attachments and Neuro-Dramatic-Play

Healthy Attachments and Neuro-Dramatic-Play

Sue Jennings
Illustrated by Illustrated by Chloe Gerhardt

Sue Jennings introduces the concept of 'Neuro-Dramatic-Play', exploring the sensory experiences that take place between mother and child during pregnancy and the first few months after birth. She explains how this interaction is of crucial importance for the infant to develop a healthy brain, strong attachments and future resilience. more »

2010, Paperback: £18.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-014-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: adoption, arts therapies, attachment, child development, child psychology, children, counselling, creative therapies, dramatherapy, early intervention, emotions, families, interdisciplinary arts therapies, occupational therapy, play, play therapy, psychotherapy, self esteem, storymaking

First Steps in Intervention with Your Child with Autism

First Steps in Intervention with Your Child with Autism

Frameworks for Communication

Phil Christie, Elizabeth Newson, Wendy Prevezer and Susie Chandler
Illustrated by Pamela Venus

This book addresses communication and language development of children with autism, from teaching non-verbal communication such as pointing, to moving towards spoken language. It champions initial intervention at an early stage of communication, but the many practical ideas and strategies can be applied to children of school age. more »

2009, Paperback: £12.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-011-1, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 208pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, child psychology, children, communication, families, high functioning autism, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy, parenting, play, play therapy, sensory issues, social skills, speech and language therapy

Replays

Replays

Using Play to Enhance Emotional and Behavioural Development for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Karen Levine and Naomi Chedd

Replays addresses the challenging behaviours of children with autism spectrum disorders through interactive symbolic play. It shows parents and professionals how to help children access their emotions. Chapters show how to implement and adapt the intervention to address specific issues in different settings and circumstances. more »

2006, Paperback: £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-832-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, child psychology, children, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, play therapy, special education

The Handbook of Gestalt Play Therapy

The Handbook of Gestalt Play Therapy

Practical Guidelines for Child Therapists

Rinda Blom

The Handbook of Gestalt Play Therapy provides the reader with an explanation of gestalt theory, a practical explanation of the gestalt play therapy model and also a wide range of play techniques that can be applied during each phase of the therapy process. It features case studies throughout which illustrate how the techniques work in practice. more »

2006, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-459-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 248pp

Keywords: child development, child psychology, children, counselling, education, parenting, play therapy, social work, special education

Classroom Tales

Classroom Tales

Using Storytelling to Build Emotional, Social and Academic Skills across the Primary Curriculum

Jennifer M Fox Eades

Fox Eades shows how storytelling is a crucial element of children's education that can enrich the school curriculum and encourage social and thinking skills. She discusses the different kinds of story that are useful in the classroom, and explores the impact of individual and group dynamics on the telling and reception of these stories. more »

2005, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-304-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: child development, child psychology, educational psychology, special education, storymaking

Roots of Musicality

Roots of Musicality

Music Therapy and Personal Development

Daniel Perret

The author considers neuroscience and psychobiology to identify analogies with the potential of musical expression to bring about therapeutic change, as observed during his work with children with autistic spectrum and pervasive developmental disorders. more »

2005, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-336-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, child psychology, children, music therapy, psychotherapy

Strengthening Emotional Ties through Parent-Child-Dyad Art Therapy

Strengthening Emotional Ties through Parent-Child-Dyad Art Therapy

Interventions with Infants and Preschoolers

Lucille Proulx

Proulx explores many aspects of dyad art therapy including attachment relationship theories, roles in dyad interventions, the importance of the tactile experience and ways in which dyad art therapy can be used. This original book will be invaluable to mental health professionals and to parents wishing to enrich interactions with their children. more »

2002, Paperback: £19.99/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-713-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: art therapy, child development, child psychology, children, parenting

Using Interactive Imagework with Children

Using Interactive Imagework with Children

Walking on the Magic Mountain

Deborah M. Plummer

It is a practical guide to working with children's natural imaginative abilities in order to encourage creative thinking, higher self-esteem and effective stress management. It is emphasized that all children can learn to use their imaginations in a constructive way that will contribute to happier and more creative lives as they grow to adulthood. more »

1998, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-671-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: child development, child psychology, children, interdisciplinary arts therapies, self esteem

Children's Stories in Play Therapy

Children's Stories in Play Therapy

Ann Cattanach

Ann Cattanach extends her acclaimed earlier published work to explore further the therapeutic value of story-making with children. Incorporating stories from children and authors, the book examines the common themes and metaphors that emerge, the purpose of stories, and the communication that they can engender between the therapist and the child. more »

1997, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-362-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: child development, child psychiatry, child psychology, communication, counselling, play therapy, special education, storymaking

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