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Understanding Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome in Children

Understanding Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome in Children

A Guide for Parents, Teachers and Other Professionals

Phil Christie, Margaret Duncan, Ruth Fidler and Zara Healy

Written by professionals and parents, this book answers the key questions about PDA and uses case examples throughout to show the impact of the condition on different areas of the child's life. The early intervention options and workable strategies for managing PDA positively will make day-to-day life easier for the child, their family and peers. more »

2011, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-074-6, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 208pp

Keywords: autism, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, children, communication, counselling, early intervention, education, families, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, occupational therapy, parenting, special education

A Beginner's Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorders

A Beginner's Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorders

Essential Information for Parents and Professionals

Paul G. Taylor

This short introduction is an ideal starting point for anyone encountering ASD for the first time. The book covers all of the essential information needed to ground an understanding of the condition and offers effective practical strategies for assisting children who are living with ASD. It advocates considering things from a different perspective. more »

2011, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-233-7, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 112pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, child psychology, children, education, inclusive classroom, parenting, sensory issues, social skills, special education, speech and language therapy

Embracing Asperger's

Embracing Asperger's

A Primer for Parents and Professionals

Richard Bromfield PhD

Offering rich insights into what Asperger's is like for the child, this compassionate book will empower parents and teachers, enabling them to nurture the child's strengths and work towards a happy and promising future. The book is packed with strategies, insights, and points to remember in order to address common areas of difficulty. more »

2011, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-818-6, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 176pp

Keywords: adolescence, anger management, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, bullying, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, children, cognitive behavioural therapy, communication, counselling, depression, education, emotions, families, gifted and talented, giftedness, mental health, mental illness, occupational therapy, parenting, pastoral care, play, relationships, resilience, savants, school phobia, self esteem, sensory issues, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy, teenagers, transitions

How Everyone on the Autism Spectrum, Young and Old, can...

How Everyone on the Autism Spectrum, Young and Old, can...

become Resilient, be more Optimistic, enjoy Humor, be Kind, and increase Self-Efficacy - A Positive Psychology Approach

June Groden, Ayelet Kantor, Cooper R. Woodard and Lewis P. Lipsitt

This book looks in detail at five positive character traits - resilience, optimism, humor, kindness, and self-efficacy - and offers tried and tested strategies for bolstering each strength in individuals with ASD. The authors provide rich and varied lesson plans which contain a multitude of activities and which can be easily implemented. more »

2011, Paperback: £14.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-853-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: adolescence, anger management, anxiety, autism, bullying, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, children, communication, early intervention, education, emotions, families, high functioning autism, mental health, occupational therapy, parenting, pastoral care, play, play therapy, PSHE, psychology, relationships, resilience, self esteem, sensory issues, social skills, social stories, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy, teenagers

Key Learning Skills for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Key Learning Skills for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

A Blueprint for Life

Thomas L. Whitman and Nicole DeWitt

This book provides a blueprint for an educational intervention program that is evidence-based, comprehensive and integrative in its approach. Grouping techniques into five categories, the book examines autism spectrum disorders within a developmental context, and shows that interventions with autistic individuals can be really successful. more »

2011, Paperback: £20.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-864-3, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 336pp

Keywords: applied behaviour analysis, Asperger syndrome, autism, child psychiatry, child psychology, cognitive behavioural therapy, developmental coordination disorder, dyspraxia, early intervention, educational psychology, emotions, high functioning autism, life skills, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy, parenting, pervasive developmental disorder, play therapy, sensory issues, sensory stimulation, social skills, social stories, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

Social Communication Cues for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Related Conditions

Social Communication Cues for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Related Conditions

How to Give Great Greetings, Pay Cool Compliments and Have Fun with Friends

Tarin Varughese

This collection of cues will enable parents and professionals to help children with social development difficulties navigate their social world and enjoy interacting with their peers. Each section begins with a simple rule; the reason why the child may be having difficulty in this area is explained; and easy prompts and practice ideas are provided. more »

2011, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-870-4, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, communication, early intervention, occupational therapy, parenting, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

From Anxiety to Meltdown

From Anxiety to Meltdown

How Individuals on the Autism Spectrum Deal with Anxiety, Experience Meltdowns, Manifest Tantrums, and How You Can Intervene Effectively

Deborah Lipsky

Drawing on her own experience and using examples to explain how autistic people think, the author distinguishes between meltdowns and tantrums, showing how each begins, and most importantly, how to identify triggers and prevent outbursts from happening in the first place. Practical and simple solutions to avoiding anxiety are offered throughout. more »

2011, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-843-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: adults, anger management, anxiety, applied behaviour analysis, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, cognitive behavioural therapy, communication, counselling, emotions, life skills, mental health, obsessive compulsive disorder, occupational therapy, parenting, pervasive developmental disorder, psychology, self esteem, self harm, sensory issues, speech and language therapy, violence

60 Social Situations and Discussion Starters to Help Teens on the Autism Spectrum Deal with Friendships, Feelings, Conflict and More

60 Social Situations and Discussion Starters to Help Teens on the Autism Spectrum Deal with Friendships, Feelings, Conflict and More

Seeing the Big Picture

Lisa A. Timms

Written with both parent and teen in mind, every story in this book outlines a real-life situation that young people on the autism spectrum are likely to encounter. Each story is followed by questions and practical tips for parents on how to initiate constructive discussions. Teens will then be able to transfer these skills into everyday life. more »

2011, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-862-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: ADHD, adolescence, anger management, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, bullying, challenging behaviour, child psychology, cognitive behavioural therapy, communication, counselling, depression, educational psychology, emotions, families, high functioning autism, occupational therapy, pastoral care, relationships, self esteem, social skills, teenagers, youthwork

Asperger Syndrome - What Teachers Need to Know

Asperger Syndrome - What Teachers Need to Know

Second Edition

Matt Winter
With Clare Lawrence

This book gives a summary of up-to-date information on AS, describing the characteristics to look out for, and offering simple strategies for adapting to the educational needs of students with AS. Packed with practical advice, it answers key questions such as 'Am I qualified to teach this child?' and 'How can I help the pupil with AS to learn?' more »

2011, Paperback: £11.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-203-0, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, children, education, educational psychology, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, occupational therapy, pastoral care, special education

Group Music Activities for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Group Music Activities for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Maria Ramey

This versatile collection of 100 group music activities is the perfect sourcebook to provide insight to music therapists, and inspiration to those familiar with working with adults but in need of fresh ideas. Each activity is developed with clear goals and instructions, and includes easy adaptations to suit a wide range of ability levels. more »

2011, Paperback: £25.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-857-5, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 176pp

Keywords: adults, autism, communication, disability, Down's syndrome, intellectual disabilities, music therapy, occupational therapy, pervasive developmental disorder, psychology, residential care, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

Understanding Fragile X Syndrome

Understanding Fragile X Syndrome

A Guide for Families and Professionals

Isabel Fernández Carvajal and David Aldridge

Fragile X syndrome is one of the main causes of child developmental delay and autism spectrum disorders. This book breaks down the complex science of this genetic disorder and provides the facts and advice that every bewildered parent or professional needs to support individuals with Fragile X syndrome. more »

2011, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-991-4, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 112pp

Keywords: autism, child development, child psychology, counselling, disability, early intervention, families, intellectual disabilities, occupational therapy, parenting, special education

Beating Dyspraxia with a Hop, Skip and a Jump

Beating Dyspraxia with a Hop, Skip and a Jump

A Simple Exercise Program for Home and School

Geoff Platt

Geoff Platt's effective program aims to improve fitness by focusing on familiar activities such as running, jumping and ball play. This book demonstrates how exercise routines that are tailored specifically to the needs of children with dyspraxia can make a real difference, improving muscle activation, neural control and overall movement skills. more »

2011, Paperback: £11.99/ $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-171-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: child development, child psychology, children, developmental coordination disorder, disability, dyspraxia, education, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, occupational therapy, parenting, play, special education

Making Sense of Social Situations

Making Sense of Social Situations

How to Run a Group-Based Intervention Program for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Albert J. Cotugno

Dr. Cotugno employs theories of group therapy and cognitive-development and integrates them with skill-based instructional approaches to develop the comprehensive Social Competence Enhancement Program (SCEP).This peer-based, group-focused program is explained in detail, including a step-by-step guide to its implementation. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-848-3, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 368pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, child psychology, children, communication, counselling, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, pastoral care, self esteem, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

Social Skills, Emotional Growth and Drama Therapy

Social Skills, Emotional Growth and Drama Therapy

Inspiring Connection on the Autism Spectrum

Lee R. Chasen

Drama therapy provides opportunities for children on the autism spectrum to interact with others in a fun, supportive environment. The innovative model of drama therapy described in this book is rooted in neuroscience, and designed specifically to develop social, emotional and expressive language skills in children with autism spectrum disorders. more »

2011, Paperback: £21.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-840-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: arts therapies, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, communication, dramatherapy, education, high functioning autism, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy, pervasive developmental disorder, play, social skills, special education

The Choices Game

The Choices Game

Staying Safe in Social Situations

Christopher McMaster

This fun game teaches young people the social skills they need to stay safe in school and in the wider community. Choice Cards invite players to imagine themselves in a scenario and choose how they would respond in that situation. The outcome is then revealed, and the more safe choices they make the further they progress in the game! more »

2011, Board Game: £21.83 + VAT = £26.20/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-189-7, Game

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, bullying, counselling, high functioning autism, intellectual disabilities, occupational therapy, pastoral care, PSHE, social skills, special education, teenagers, youthwork

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