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Bereavement, Loss and Learning Disabilities

Bereavement, Loss and Learning Disabilities

A Guide for Professionals and Carers

Robin Grey

Losing a loved one and coping with the subsequent adjustments that follow are a difficult fact of life, but people with learning disabilities face specific difficulties in processing and managing these changes. This book acknowledges the importance of helping relationships in supporting this vulnerable group through periods of loss and bereavement. more »

2010, Paperback: £18.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-020-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, bereavement, carers, counselling, death, disability, families, grief, health care, high functioning autism, intellectual disabilities, nonverbal learning disabilities, palliative care, social care, social work

Disabled Church - Disabled Society

Disabled Church - Disabled Society

The Implications of Autism for Philosophy, Theology and Politics

John Gillibrand

In this moving and intelligent book John Gillibrand, an Anglican priest, draws on his experience of caring for his non-verbal son, Adam, who has autism and is now a teenager. He reflects on how the experience has changed not just his life, but also his whole way of thinking about theology, politics and philosophy. more »

2010, Paperback: £22.50/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-968-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: advocacy, autism, disability, disability law, families, intellectual disabilities, practical theology, psychology, social care, social policy, spirituality, supported living, theology

Successful School Change and Transition for the Child with Asperger Syndrome

Successful School Change and Transition for the Child with Asperger Syndrome

A Guide for Parents

Clare Lawrence

This book provides parents of children with AS with advice on preparing their child to move to a new school, and make the transition as smooth as possible. Strategies covered include working out a transition time-line, identifying a named adult and 'safe haven' at the school, and effective communication between parents, teachers and support staff. more »

2010, Paperback: £14.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-052-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, education, parenting, special education, transitions

Understanding Intensive Interaction

Understanding Intensive Interaction

Context and Concepts for Professionals and Families

Graham Firth, Ruth Berry and Cath Irvine

This compendium offers a multidisciplinary perspective to intensive interaction, bringing together the authors' experience and research from different disciplines. Each chapter is devoted to an over-arching concept - including psychological theories of human behaviour, relationship building and maintenance and social inclusion. more »

2010, Paperback: £17.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-982-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: autism, cerebral palsy, challenging behaviour, disability, intellectual disabilities, mental health, mental illness, occupational therapy, psychology, special education, speech and language therapy

Writers on the Spectrum

Writers on the Spectrum

How Autism and Asperger Syndrome have Influenced Literary Writing

Julie Brown

Some of the world's most celebrated authors indicate signs of autism and AS. Through analysis of biographies, autobiographies, letters and diaries, Professor Julie Brown identifies literary talents who display characteristics of Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and uncovers the similarities in their writing that suggest atypical, autistic brains. more »

2009, Paperback: £34.99/ $55.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-913-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism

The Adolescent and Adult Neuro-diversity Handbook

The Adolescent and Adult Neuro-diversity Handbook

Asperger Syndrome, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Related Conditions

Sarah Hendrickx
With a contribution from Claire Salter

This is a handy first-reference point guide to the full range of developmental conditions as they affect adolescents and adults. A wide range of conditions are covered, including Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD, OCD, Tourette's and Anxiety Disorders. more »

2009, Paperback: £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-980-8, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 192pp

Keywords: ADHD, adolescence, adults, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, careers, counselling, developmental coordination disorder, dyslexia, dyspraxia, education, employment, health care, high functioning autism, intellectual disabilities, mental health, obsessive compulsive disorder, pervasive developmental disorder, social care, social work, teenagers, tourettes

Managing Family Meltdown

Managing Family Meltdown

The Low Arousal Approach and Autism

Linda Woodcock and Andrea Page

This book offers strategies to resolve common challenging behaviours using a low arousal approach – a non-aversive approach based on avoiding confrontation and reducing stress. It explains challenging behaviours, and offers guidance on how families can manage different types of challenging behaviour, such as physical aggression and self-injury. more »

2009, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-009-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: anger management, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, children, emotions, families, parenting

Motivate to Communicate!

Motivate to Communicate!

300 Games and Activities for Your Child with Autism

Simone Griffin and Dianne Sandler

This practical resource is brimming with exciting ideas and guidance for motivating children with autism and other communication difficulties. The clear, user-friendly format enables quick access to over 300 practical, fun-filled games and activities for developing your child's communication skills. more »

2009, Paperback: £12.99/ $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-041-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, communication, early intervention, parenting, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

The One and Only Sam

The One and Only Sam

A Story Explaining Idioms for Children with Asperger Syndrome and Other Communication Difficulties

Aileen Stalker
Illustrated by Bob Spencer

This is the story of a boy who struggles to understand non-literal expressions. Throughout the story, Sam encounters a range of common idioms, each of which is accompanied by an illustration of its literal meaning and one depicting its actual meaning, helping children to explore what the idioms sound like and why they might mean what they do. more »

2009, Hardback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-040-1, 216mm x 279.4mm / 8.5in x 11in, 64pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, communication, fiction, inclusive classroom, parenting, special education, speech and language therapy

A Spectrum of Light

A Spectrum of Light

Inspirational Interviews with Families Affected by Autism

Francesca Bierens

Over a period of fourteen years the author interviewed ten families of children on the autism spectrum. This book records their answers: how they felt, how they coped, and what gave them strength and solace. Each family discusses how they reacted when they found out their child had autism, and their feelings leading up to diagnosis. more »

2009, Paperback: £16.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-013-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, memoirs, parenting

Deeno's Dream Journeys in the Big Blue Bubble

Deeno's Dream Journeys in the Big Blue Bubble

A Relaxation Programme to Help Children Manage their Emotions

Julia Langensiepen
Illustrated by Gerry Turley

Deeno's Dream Journeys in the Big Blue Bubble is a fun and easy-to-use guide to a special relaxation technique for children. Adapted from the system of Autogenics, the six-week programme uses positive affirmations and guided imagery to help children manage their emotions, let go of anxiety and feel calm and confident. more »

2009, Paperback: £17.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-039-5, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 128pp

Keywords: anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, child psychiatry, children, education, emotions, high functioning autism, occupational therapy, parenting

Fuzzy Buzzy Groups for Children with Developmental and Sensory Processing Difficulties

Fuzzy Buzzy Groups for Children with Developmental and Sensory Processing Difficulties

A Step-by-Step Resource

Fiona Brownlee and Lindsay Munro
Illustrated by Aisling Nolan

This resource has been devised to address the needs of children with sensory processing difficulties and development delay in specialist and inclusive settings. It contains everything you need to run a Fuzzy Buzzy group: from advice for choosing sensory food and drink to tips for involving parents in the group and sourcing sensory materials. more »

2009, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-966-2, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 96pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, education, inclusive classroom, music therapy, occupational therapy, sensory issues, special education

Getting to Grips with Asperger Syndrome

Getting to Grips with Asperger Syndrome

Understanding Adults on the Autism Spectrum

Carol Hagland

This is a guide for those caring for or supporting an adult with AS. It will help them understand the condition and the difficulties it may cause so that they can offer support. Practical strategies are offered to combat problems that may arise, and common issues that specifically occur with individuals diagnosed later in life are addressed. more »

2009, Paperback: £13.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-977-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, occupational therapy, social work, speech and language therapy

Practical Behaviour Management Solutions for Children and Teens with Autism

Practical Behaviour Management Solutions for Children and Teens with Autism

The 5P Approach

Linda Miller

The book offers a complete framework for behaviour intervention which has its roots in prevention and good practice, with an emphasis on encouraging the development of skills and independence, through Profiling, Prioritizing, Problem analysis, Problem solving and Planning. This book is packed with practical strategies and expert guidance. more »

2009, Paperback: £19.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-038-8, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 176pp

Keywords: anger management, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, children, parenting, special education, teenagers

What is Friendship?

What is Friendship?

Games and Activities to Help Children to Understand Friendship

Pamela Day

This programme contains detailed instructions and photocopiable handouts for teaching children about friendship. It combines group activities, individual work, homework exercises and games, and will be especially useful for groups containing children with developmental and social difficulties, such as ADHD or autism. more »

2009, Paperback: £17.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-048-7, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 96pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, education, families, inclusive classroom, parenting, self esteem, special education

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