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Communicating Partners

Communicating Partners

30 Years of Building Responsive Relationships with Late Talking Children including Autism, Asperger's Syndrome (ASD), Down Syndrome, and Typical Devel

James D. MacDonald

The program focuses on five key stages of communication development - interactive play, nonverbal communication, social language, conversation, and civil behaviour - and five life-long responsive strategies to use every day to build relationships within the child's own world. more »

2004, Paperback: £22.99/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-758-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 336pp

Keywords: ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, children, disability, high functioning autism, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy, parenting, social skills, social work, special education, speech and language therapy

Parent to Parent

Parent to Parent

Information and Inspiration for Parents Dealing with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome

Ann Boushéy

After her son Jon was diagnosed with autism, Ann Boushéy soon learned that, for her, knowledge was the key to peace. Written from her own experience, this inspiring book provides the information that will empower parents who find themselves in her situation, and inspire them in their quest for the right diagnosis and the right help for their child. more »

2004, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-774-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, children, counselling, emotions, families, high functioning autism, parenting

Wounded Bird of Paradise

Wounded Bird of Paradise

Mary Essinger

When Mabelline visits her pen pal Rosa, she quickly takes Rosa and her son Carlos to her heart, but she knows right away there is something different about the boy. When tragedy occurs, Mabelline becomes responsible for Carlos as he struggles to fit into a world based on rules he doesn't understand, and finds himself in serious trouble. more »

2004, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-256-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, fiction

Not Just Anything

Not Just Anything

A Collection of Thoughts on Paper

Donna Williams

Donna takes you on a poetic adventure into places past, present and beyond. Often intertwined with the world of autistic experience, her writings divulge with immediacy, a person in the grip of overload and shutdowns, of extreme sensory and emotional highs and passions, of alienation from self, from body and fear of the intensity of emotion. more »

2004, Paperback: £14.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-228-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, memoirs, poetry

Mind Reading Emotions Library

Mind Reading Emotions Library

The Interactive Guide to Emotions

Simon Baron-Cohen

Mind Reading Emotions Library has been designed with awareness of the needs of children and adults who want to improve their ability to recognize emotions in others. It is also an invaluable resource for parents, teachers, those involved in social skills training, people on the autistic spectrum and people working in the dramatic arts. more »

2004, CD-Rom: £34.33 + VAT = £41.20/ $63.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-216-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in
2004, Site Licence: £149.99 + VAT = £179.99/ $269.99

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child psychology, children, communication, emotions, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, social skills, special education

What Did You Say? What Do You Mean?

What Did You Say? What Do You Mean?

An Illustrated Guide to Understanding Metaphors

Jude Welton
Illustrated by Jane Telford

Welton looks at one hundred of the most common figures of speech in this visual workbook designed as a springboard for family and classroom discussions. Each figure of speech is accompanied by an illustration showing its literal meaning, which will help AS children recognize and learn to enjoy metaphors and figurative language. more »

2004, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-207-6, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 128pp

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

An Exact Mind

An Exact Mind

An Artist With Asperger Syndrome

Peter Myers, Simon Baron-Cohen and Sally Wheelwright

Peter Myers' intricate and ornately patterned drawings are brought together for the first time in this volume, which is the fascinating result of the collaboration of an artist and two scientists. The beautiful, complex images serve as a rare window into the precision and exacting creativity of the Asperger mind at work. more »

2004, Paperback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-032-4, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 80pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, creativity, psychology

Homeschooling the Child with Asperger Syndrome

Homeschooling the Child with Asperger Syndrome

Real Help for Parents Anywhere and On Any Budget

Lise Pyles

Packed with inspiring ideas and tips that can be used with any curriculum and on any budget, Homeschooling the Child with Asperger Syndrome explains how to design a varied study programme built around the child's own interests, making use of simple material as well as computers and on-line resources. more »

2004, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-761-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, dyspraxia, education, families, high functioning autism, homeschooling, parenting, school phobia, special education

Asperger Syndrome in Young Children

Asperger Syndrome in Young Children

A Developmental Approach for Parents and Professionals

Laurie Leventhal-Belfer and Cassandra Coe

The authors provide a diagnostic model based on assessment of the child in contrast to 'neurotypical' children, considering relationships at home, school or in care. They show how to develop early intervention strategies and aid parents, teachers and mental health professionals in making informed decisions to nurture the development of AS children. more »

2004, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-748-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, early intervention, occupational therapy, parenting

Health Care and the Autism Spectrum

Health Care and the Autism Spectrum

A Guide for Health Professionals, Parents and Carers

Alison Morton-Cooper

Communication difficulties, sensory overload and extreme discomfort with physical contact are all traits common in autism that make basic patient care and routine medical procedures extremely difficult. This is a ground-breaking volume that addresses the ethical issues as well as the practical challenges of treating people with autism. more »

2004, Paperback: £17.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-963-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 128pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, health care, occupational therapy, sensory issues, supported living

The Development of Autism

The Development of Autism

A Self-Regulatory Perspective

Thomas L. Whitman

Tom Whitman proposes a new developmental theory of autism that focuses on the diversity of characteristics associated with this disorder, and how these develop over time. This theory is reconciled and integrated with contemporary theories of autism, including the social, cognitive, linguistic, sensorimotor and biological perspectives. more »

2004, Paperback: £17.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-735-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child psychology, children, psychology

How to Find Work that Works for People with Asperger Syndrome

How to Find Work that Works for People with Asperger Syndrome

The Ultimate Guide for Getting People with Asperger Syndrome into the Workplace (and keeping them there!)

Gail Hawkins

Hawkins guides readers through the process of gaining employment, from building a supportive team, addressing workplace challenges, to securing an appropriate post. The book includes practical tips on topics such as finding potential employers and creating a dazzling CV, as well as sensitive advice on assessing when somebody is ready for work. more »

2003, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-151-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, employment, occupational therapy

Stepping Out

Stepping Out

Using Games and Activities to Help Your Child with Special Needs

Sarah Newman

Stepping Out provides parents and carers with practical advice, and fun games and activities to improve a child's skills in the six areas of development: cognitive; physical; sensory; language; social and emotional. The book also outlines the stages of child development so parents can place their child's progress in context. more »

2003, Paperback: £18.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-110-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 368pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, children, Down's syndrome, dyspraxia, emotions, families, high functioning autism, hyperlexia, nonverbal learning disabilities, parenting, play, play therapy, social skills

Choosing Home

Choosing Home

Deciding to Homeschool with Asperger's Syndrome

Martha Kennedy Hartnett and Stephen M. Shore

Martha Kennedy Hartnett is the mother of a child with AS who made the courageous choice to homeschool. Emerging from the author's personal experience, this book is a step by step account of successful home education. It will take you into the homes of Asperger families as they journey from survival of the playground bully to making it work at home. more »

2003, Paperback: £15.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-763-7, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, bullying, challenging behaviour, children, families, high functioning autism, homeschooling, parenting

Different Minds

Different Minds

Gifted Children with AD/HD, Asperger Syndrome, and Other Learning Deficits

Deirdre V. Lovecky

Explaining why certain children are gifted and how giftedness is manifested, each chapter addresses the relevance for children with AD/HD and Asperger Syndrome. Lovecky guides parents and professionals through methods of diagnosis and advises on how best to nurture individual needs, positive behaviour and relationships at home and at school. more »

2003, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-964-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 528pp

Keywords: ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, dyslexia, dyspraxia, educational psychology, giftedness, inclusive classroom, intellectual disabilities, occupational therapy, psychiatry, psychology, special education, speech and language pathology

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