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Small Steps Forward

Small Steps Forward

Using Games and Activities to Help Your Pre-School Child with Special Needs
2nd edition

Sarah Newman
Illustrated by Jeanie Mellersh

This new edition of an award-winning book includes up-to-date research and practice, providing parents and carers with a host of ideas to encourage their child's development. The games and activities use toys and materials which most children will already have, and involve no special preparation. They are also fun to play. more »

2008, Paperback: £13.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-693-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, developmental coordination disorder, Down's syndrome, dyspraxia, families, high functioning autism, hyperlexia, intellectual disabilities, nonverbal learning disabilities, parenting, social work, special education, tics, tourettes

Multisensory Rooms and Environments

Multisensory Rooms and Environments

Controlled Sensory Experiences for People with Profound and Multiple Disabilities

Susan Fowler

Designed use with people with multiple disabilities, this photocopiable resource explains the theory underlying multisensory environments. It outlines the practicalities of planning, setting up and equipping a multisensory space, and features useful checklists and tools for creating multisensory experiences in both designed and everyday settings. more »

2008, Paperback: £35.00/ $55.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-462-9, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 256pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, disability, intellectual disabilities, occupational therapy, sensory issues

Concepts of Normality

Concepts of Normality

The Autistic and Typical Spectrum

Wendy Lawson

Lawson outlines the theory behind the thinking and beliefs of Western society that have led to the building of a culture that fails to be inclusive. She describes what a wider concept of 'normal' means and how to access it, whether it's in social interaction, friendships, feelings, thoughts and desires or various other aspects of 'normality' more »

2008, Paperback: £14.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-604-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, disability, occupational therapy

Playing, Laughing and Learning with Children on the Autism Spectrum

Playing, Laughing and Learning with Children on the Autism Spectrum

A Practical Resource of Play Ideas for Parents and Carers
2nd edition

Julia Moor

This book is not just a collection of play ideas; it shows how to break down activities into manageable stages, and ways to gain a child's attention and build on small achievements. Each chapter covers a theme, including music, art, physical activities, playing outdoors, puzzles, turn-taking and using existing toys to create play sequences. more »

2008, Paperback: £14.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-608-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, occupational therapy, parenting, play, special education

Why do I have to?

Why do I have to?

A Book for Children Who Find Themselves Frustrated by Everyday Rules

Laurie Leventhal-Belfer
Illustrated by Luisa Montaini-Klovdahl

This book looks at a set of everyday challenges for children at home, with their friends, and at school. The author empathizes with children's wish to do things their way, explains clearly why their way does not work, and provides a list of practical suggestions for how to cope with these challenges and avoid feelings of frustration. more »

2008, Paperback: £6.99/ $10.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-891-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 80pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, disability, occupational therapy, special education

Making Sense of Children's Thinking and Behavior

Making Sense of Children's Thinking and Behavior

A Step-by-Step Tool for Understanding Children with NLD, Asperger's, HFA, PDD-NOS, and other Neurological Differences

Leslie Holzhauser-Peters and Leslie True

This book offers a tool for understanding children with neurological differences. Often, the child's actions are misunderstood and, consequently, they are unfairly punished. The authors' Systematic Tool for Analyzing Thinking (STAT) provides a step-by-step method for understanding a child's behavior by revealing the thought processes behind it. more »

2008, Paperback: £16.99/ $23.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-888-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 192pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, communication, educational psychology, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy, pervasive developmental disorder, special education, speech and language therapy

Using Intensive Interaction and Sensory Integration

Using Intensive Interaction and Sensory Integration

A Handbook for Those who Support People with Severe Autistic Spectrum Disorder

Phoebe Caldwell
With Jane Horwood

This handbook shows how we can engage with people who are non-verbal or semi-verbal. With illustrations, case examples and a wide range of tried-and-tested techniques, this practical guide provides indispensable tools for parents, carers and other professionals supporting people with severe autism and other learning disabilities. more »

2008, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-626-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 112pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, intellectual disabilities, occupational therapy, sensory issues, sensory stimulation

Asperger Syndrome and Alcohol

Asperger Syndrome and Alcohol

Drinking to Cope?

Matthew Tinsley and Sarah Hendrickx

This book exposes the unexplored problem of people with ASDs using alcohol as a coping mechanism to deal with everyday life. The authors provide an overview of ASDs and of alcohol abuse, and explore current knowledge. Tinsley explores his own personal history as someone with an ASD who has experienced and beaten alcohol addiction. more »

2008, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-609-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: adults, alcohol, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, counselling, social skills

Breaking Free from OCD

Breaking Free from OCD

A CBT Guide for Young People and Their Families

Jo Derisley, Isobel Heyman, Sarah Robinson and Cynthia Turner
Illustrated by Lisa Jo Robinson

This step-by-step guide is written for adolescents with OCD and their families. Using the principles of cognitive behavioural therapy, which is the proven method for helping those with OCD, it offers teenagers a structured plan of treatment which can be read alone, or with a parent, counsellor or mental health worker. more »

2008, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-574-9, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 224pp

Keywords: child psychiatry, child psychology, children, cognitive behavioural therapy, mental health, obsessive compulsive disorder, occupational therapy, pastoral care, psychiatry, youthwork

Children with Mental Disorder and the Law

Children with Mental Disorder and the Law

A Guide to Law and Practice

Anthony Harbour

This book provides a guide to the law relating to mental health care for children and young people, and discusses important issues in clinical and social care practice such as parental responsibility, Gillick competency and capacity, emergency intervention and detention, assessment of mental illness and confidentiality in practice. more »

2008, Paperback: £25.00/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-576-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 248pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child protection, child psychology, children, disability, health care, mental health, offenders, social work, social work law

Making Sense of Sex

Making Sense of Sex

A Forthright Guide to Puberty, Sex and Relationships for People with Asperger's Syndrome

Sarah Attwood
Illustrated by Jonathon Powell

This book is ideal for those who need clear, detailed explanations and direct answers to the many questions raised by puberty and sexual maturity. Making Sense of Sex is a thorough guide written in unambiguous language with helpful diagrams, explanations and practical advice for young people approaching puberty and beyond. more »

2008, Paperback: £12.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-374-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, inclusive classroom, sex education, special education

Mind/Body Techniques for Asperger's Syndrome

Mind/Body Techniques for Asperger's Syndrome

The Way of the Pathfinder

Ron Rubio

The mind/body exercises in this book help young people with AS improve balance, coordination and sensory awareness, leading to greater self-confidence, and independence. With photographs to show how exercises are done, these techniques can have an immediate effect on how an individual moves, thinks of him or herself, and relates to others. more »

2008, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-875-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 152pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, complementary therapies, dance and movement therapy, occupational therapy, sensory issues

Who's Who of the Brain

Who's Who of the Brain

A Guide to Its Inhabitants, Where They Live and What They do

Kenneth Nunn, Tanya Hanstock and Bryan Lask
Illustrated by Linn Iril Hjelseth

This book provides an immediate and entertaining way for anyone to gain a basic understanding or to refresh their knowledge of the inside workings of the brain. The authors shows what happens when things go wrong in the brain, and illustrate the work using examples of classic clinical cases. more »

2008, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-470-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, counselling, health care, mental health, occupational therapy, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapy

Animal-assisted Interventions for Individuals with Autism

Animal-assisted Interventions for Individuals with Autism

Merope Pavlides

This book looks at how therapies involving animals can be used to help individuals with autism to develop skills and improve quality of life. Pavlides relates the success stories of different animal-assisted interventions. She emphasizes the importance of tailoring interventions to the specific needs of the individual and monitoring progress. more »

2008, Paperback: £15.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-867-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: alternative therapies, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, complementary therapies, occupational therapy

Autism and its Medical Management

Autism and its Medical Management

A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Michael G. Chez MD

The book explains the medical aspects of autism and how parents and professionals can use current medical knowledge to understand how to address the medical aspects of autism. Bridging the communication gap between medical professionals and parents, this book offers accessible explanations of medical terminology and treatment relevant to ASDs. more »

2008, Hardback: £35.00/ $55.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-834-4, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 224pp
2009, Paperback: £15.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-817-9, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 224pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, health care, occupational therapy, parenting

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