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New! The Disappointment Dragon

The Disappointment Dragon

Learning to cope with disappointment (for all children and dragon tamers, including those with Asperger Syndrome)

K.I. Al-Ghani
Illustrated by Haitham Al-Ghani

This illustrated book brings to life the issue of dealing with disappointment through the endearing characters of the Disappointment Dragon and the Dragon of Hope who help children learn about the best ways to manage life's difficult times. There is an introduction for parents and carers, and a list of management techniques at the end of the book. more »

2013, Hardback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-432-4, 216mm x 279.4mm / 8.5in x 11in, 64pp

Keywords: anger management, Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, child psychology, children, counselling, education, emotions, high functioning autism, pastoral care, PSHE, social stories, special education

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

The Panicosaurus

The Panicosaurus

Managing Anxiety in Children Including Those with Asperger Syndrome

K.I. Al-Ghani
Illustrated by Haitham Al-Ghani

This illustrated book teaches children who experience anxiety about Panicosaurus and Smartosaurus and how to help Smartosaurus banish Panicosaurus when he appears at times of stress by using a range of calming techniques. There is a helpful introduction for parents and carers, and a list of techniques for lessening anxiety at the end of the book. more »

2012, Hardback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-356-3, 216mm x 279.4mm / 8.5in x 11in, 56pp

Keywords: anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, child psychology, children, counselling, education, fiction, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, mental health, pastoral care, school phobia, self esteem, social stories, special education

Flying to See Janet

Flying to See Janet

A Fun Guide to the Airport Experience

Laura Vickers
Illustrated by Peggy Wargelin

Traveling by plane can be a stressful experience for anxious children (and their parents!) Prepare children, including those on the autism spectrum, for the unfamiliar sights and sounds of the airport experience in advance with this fun and gently humorous picture book. more »

2012, Paperback: £9.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-913-8, Crown JKP landscape, 40pp

Keywords: anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, child psychology, children, fiction, high functioning autism, parenting, sensory issues, social stories

Party Planning for Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum

Party Planning for Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum

How to Avoid Meltdowns and Have Fun!

Kate E. Reynolds

This book highlights the aspects of parties that can cause anxiety for those on the autism spectrum and outlines practical solutions to these issues. It covers party invitations, prizes, food and venues, with chapters suggesting activities for age groups 2-8, 9-12 and teenagers and will enable caregivers to plan stress free parties with ease. more »

2012, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-277-1, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 160pp

Keywords: anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, children, diet, high functioning autism, play, sensory issues, social stories, teenagers

From Home to School with Autism

From Home to School with Autism

How to Make Inclusion a Success

K.I. Al-Ghani and Lynda Kenward
Illustrated by Haitham Al-Ghani

This book arms schools with essential information, strategies and resources that will help to make early schooldays an enjoyable experience for young children on the spectrum. Constructive suggestions, such as introducing visual schedules and accommodating sensory issues, will help children with ASD to feel comfortable in school. more »

2011, Paperback: £20.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-169-9, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 112pp

Keywords: anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, child psychology, children, communication, early intervention, education, educational psychology, families, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, pastoral care, self esteem, sensory issues, social skills, social stories, special education, transitions

Learning About Friendship

Learning About Friendship

Stories to Support Social Skills Training in Children with Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism

K.I. Al-Ghani
Illustrated by Haitham Al-Ghani

This collection of 10 fully-illustrated stories explores friendship issues encountered by children with ASD aged 4-8 and looks at how they can be overcome successfully. Key areas are addressed, including sharing, taking turns, being a tattletale, obsessions, winning and losing, jealousy, personal space, tact and diplomacy, and defining friendship. more »

2010, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-145-3, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 144pp

Keywords: anger management, anxiety, applied behaviour analysis, Asperger syndrome, autism, bullying, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, children, communication, education, educational psychology, emotions, families, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, parenting, personal hygiene, pervasive developmental disorder, play, relationships, resilience, self esteem, social skills, social stories, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

Working with Asperger Syndrome in the Classroom

Working with Asperger Syndrome in the Classroom

An Insider’s Guide

Gill D. Ansell

The book begins by exploring how children with AS operate and the implications for mainstream school settings. It goes on to give practical advice for one-on-one working, DIY resources for visual learners, tools for effective assessment, and much more. Information on how personal wellbeing can be maintained in stressful situations is included. more »

2010, Paperback: £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-156-9, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 176pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, anger management, anxiety, applied behaviour analysis, Asperger syndrome, augmentative communication, autism, bullying, challenging behaviour, child development, child protection, child psychology, children, cognitive behavioural therapy, communication, counselling, disability, educational training, emotions, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy, pastoral care, pervasive developmental disorder, resilience, school phobia, self esteem, sensory issues, social skills, social stories, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy, youthwork

The Lovable Liam Series

Jane Whelen Banks

This set of six books follows the everyday adventures of Liam as he tries to make sense of the world around him. Covering topics such as how to greet friends appropriately, how to apologise and how to lose with grace, children can learn with Liam about basic social skills and how to cope with a variety of situations. more »

2008, Hardback: £37.50/ $70.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-907-5, 160mm x 180mm / 6.25in x 7in, 56pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, fiction, inclusive classroom, social skills, social stories, special education

Caring for Myself

Caring for Myself

A Social Skills Storybook

Christy Gast and Jane Krug
Photographs by Kotoe Laackman

This is an entertaining social skills storybook that will help children with ASDs to understand the importance of taking care of their bodies. Fully illustrated with colour photographs, it sets out fun, simple steps that explain what caring for yourself actually involves – how you can do it, where it is done and why it is important. more »

2007, Hardback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-872-6, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 96pp
2007, Paperback: £12.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-887-0, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 96pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, child protection, children, families, health care, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, parenting, personal hygiene, sensory issues, social skills, social stories, special education

Acting Antics

Acting Antics

A Theatrical Approach to Teaching Social Understanding to Kids and Teens with Asperger Syndrome

Cindy B. Schneider

This fun program provides a set of tools for developing social understanding in children with Asperger Syndrome through drama. It contains a wide repertoire of activities and ideas for use at home, in the classroom, in therapy workshops or social groups, ranging from initial warm up techniques, to larger group scenes and staging a show. more »

2006, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-845-0, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 192pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, children, dramatherapy, inclusive classroom, social skills, social stories, special education

Revealing the Hidden Social Code

Revealing the Hidden Social Code

Social Stories™ for People with Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Marie Howley and Eileen Arnold

This text, endorsed by the originator of Social Stories(TM), Carol Gray, offers clear and comprehensive guidance for professionals, parents and carers on how to write successful and targeted Social Stories(TM) that will help develop the autistic spectrum child's understanding of social interaction. more »

2005, Paperback: £15.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-222-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child psychology, children, families, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, parenting, social skills, social stories, special education, speech and language therapy

My Social Stories Book

My Social Stories Book

Edited by Carol Gray and Abbie Leigh White
Illustrated by Sean McAndrew

Taking the form of short narratives, the book take children step by step through basic activities such as brushing your teeth, taking a bath and getting used to new clothes. These stories are written for preschoolers aged from two to six, and the book is a useful primer for all young children - but most especially those on the autism spectrum. more »

2001, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-950-9, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 144pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, children, families, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, parenting, social skills, social stories, special education

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