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New! The Asperkid's Game Plan

The Asperkid's Game Plan

Extraordinary Minds, Purposeful Play... Ordinary Stuff

Jennifer Cook O'Toole

The Asperkid's Game Plan teaches how to use purposeful structured play to engage the bright minds of Asperkids, building on strengths that they already have and developing core skills that they often struggle with, such as fine motor and social skills. Full of practical and fun learning games that can be used in the home or classroom. more »

2014, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-959-6, 210mm x 210mm / 8.25in x 8.25in, 248pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, creativity, education, high functioning autism, homeschooling, messy play, parenting, play, sensory issues, sensory stimulation, social skills, special education

New! Colour Coding for Learners with Autism

Colour Coding for Learners with Autism

A Resource Book for Creating Meaning through Colour at Home and School

Adele Devine
Illustrated by Quentin Devine

This book explains how colour coding can assist with communication, coping with change, understanding emotions, diversifying diet and reducing anxiety by helping children with autism to generalise lessons already learnt and creating clear visual categories. The CD-ROM provides printable resources to enable colour coding in the classroom and home. more »

2014, Paperback: £23.46 + VAT = £24.98/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-441-6, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 208pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, augmentative communication, autism, challenging behaviour, child psychology, communication, creativity, educational psychology, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, resilience, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

The Asperkid's Launch Pad

The Asperkid's Launch Pad

Home Design to Empower Everyday Superheroes

Jennifer Cook O'Toole

This unique visually-led guide helps parents to prepare a home environment that supports the development of children with Asperger syndrome. Jennifer O'Toole gives readers a walk-through tour of the home, showing, room by room, how physical surroundings affect Asperkids and highlighting the learning opportunities in every space and object. more »

2013, Hardback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-931-2, 210mm x 210mm / 8.25in x 8.25in, 168pp

Keywords: adolescence, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, carers, child development, children, communication, creativity, families, high functioning autism, homeschooling, housing, life skills, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy, parenting, play, self esteem, sensory issues, sleep

Finding Your Own Way to Grieve

Finding Your Own Way to Grieve

A Creative Activity Workbook for Kids and Teens on the Autism Spectrum

Karla Helbert

Explaining death in concrete terms that children with autism will understand, this book discusses the complicated and painful emotions of bereavement, and offers creative and expressive activities that facilitate healing. This interactive book is ideal for children and teens to work through by themselves, with a parent, or with a professional. more »

2012, Paperback: £14.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-922-0, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 192pp

Keywords: adolescence, art therapy, Asperger syndrome, autism, bereavement, children, counselling, creative therapies, creativity, death, disability, emotions, expressive therapies, families, grief, high functioning autism, parenting, pastoral care, pervasive developmental disorder, PSHE, special education, suicide, teenagers, youthwork

Asperkids

Asperkids

An Insider's Guide to Loving, Understanding and Teaching Children with Asperger Syndrome

Jennifer Cook O'Toole

Asperkids is an insider's guide full of effective and fun methods for engaging with children with Asperger Syndrome. Award-winning Aspie, teacher and parent, Jennifer O'Toole discusses theory of mind, communication, sensory difficulties, and how to use a child's special interests to encourage academic, social, and emotional growth. more »

2012, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-902-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, bullying, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, communication, creativity, depression, education, educational psychology, emotions, families, gifted and talented, giftedness, high functioning autism, homeschooling, mental health, obsessive compulsive disorder, occupational therapy, parenting, play, sensory issues, social skills, special education, transitions

22 Things a Woman with Asperger's Syndrome Wants Her Partner to Know

22 Things a Woman with Asperger's Syndrome Wants Her Partner to Know

Rudy Simone

Rudy Simone covers 22 common areas of confusion for someone dating a female with AS, including advice from her own experience and that of other couples. She talks with humour and honesty about the little things that might be different from a relationship with a neurotypical woman and discusses first dates, sex, and even having children. more »

2012, Paperback: £9.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-883-4, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp

Keywords: adults, alexithymia, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, bullying, cognitive behavioural therapy, communication, counselling, creativity, depression, diet, emotions, employment, families, gifted and talented, giftedness, health care, high functioning autism, mental health, mental illness, obsessive compulsive disorder, parenting, personal hygiene, relationships, resilience, self esteem, self harm, sensory issues, sex education, sexual abuse, sexuality, sleep, social skills, teenagers, tics

Autism All-Stars

Autism All-Stars

How We Use Our Autism and Asperger Traits to Shine in Life

Edited by Josie Santomauro

Contributors from across the world share their experiences of creating a successful life on the autism spectrum. The positive and inspiring voices in this book explain how it is possible to draw on autistic strengths not just to make your way in the world, overcoming challenges and obstacles, but also to make your life a real success. more »

2011, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-188-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: adolescence, adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, autobiography, creativity, depression, education, employment, giftedness, high functioning autism, memoirs, mental health, relationships, self esteem

Get out, Explore, and Have Fun!

Get out, Explore, and Have Fun!

How Families of Children with Autism or Asperger Syndrome Can Get the Most out of Community Activities

Lisa Jo Rudy

Many families with a child with autism or Asperger Syndrome feel that involvement in the community is not for them. This book sets out to change that, with a rich and varied menu of suggestions for how such families can take full part in community life and support the strengths and interests of their child at the same time. more »

2010, Paperback: £16.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-809-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, complementary therapies, creativity, dance and movement therapy, families, high functioning autism, homeschooling, parenting, pastoral care, play, special education, teenagers, transitions, youthwork

Islands of Genius

Islands of Genius

The Bountiful Mind of the Autistic, Acquired, and Sudden Savant

Darold A. Treffert

In this fascinating book, Dr. Treffert looks at what we know about savant syndrome, and at new discoveries that raise interesting questions about the hidden brain potential within us all. He looks both at how savant skills can be nurtured, and how they can help the person who has them, particularly if that person is on the autism spectrum. more »

2010, Hardback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-810-0, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 328pp
2011, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-873-5, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 328pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, creativity, gifted and talented, giftedness, high functioning autism, savants

The Girl Who Spoke with Pictures

The Girl Who Spoke with Pictures

Autism Through Art

Eileen Miller
Illustrated by Kim Miller

For many years Eileen Miller's daughter, Kim, was unable to verbalize her experiences and emotions, but she was able to communicate using a less conventional language: her art. The Girl who Spoke with Pictures tells the story of a young woman with autism, and how her enlightening drawings enabled her to share her view of the world. more »

2008, Hardback: £19.99/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-889-4, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 208pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, augmentative communication, autism, children, communication, creativity, psychology

Life & Learning with Autistic Spectrum Diffability

Life & Learning with Autistic Spectrum Diffability

Wendy Lawson

This DVD comprises Wendy's full 2.5-hour presentation, during which she explains the workings of the autistic mind from her own insightful and often jocular perspective. This fascinating workshop will be of great benefit to parents and professionals, as well as providing an inspirational resource for people on the spectrum themselves. more »

2008, DVD: £53.00 + VAT = £63.60/ $99.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-956-3

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, creativity, educational training, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, special education, speech and language therapy

The Myriad Gifts of Asperger's Syndrome

The Myriad Gifts of Asperger's Syndrome

John M. Ortiz

A collection of real-life personal profiles, this book focuses on the talents and achievements of individuals with AS. Ortiz celebrates the qualities of individuals with AS including their characteristic tenacity, honesty, and attention to detail, and looks also at the wide range of careers they have chosen and in which they flourish. more »

2008, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-883-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, creativity, savants

Natural Genius

Natural Genius

The Gifts of Asperger's Syndrome

Susan Rubinyi

This book is Susan Rubinyi's story of raising her son Ben who has Asperger's Syndrome, and how she has come to view his condition as a blessing. While acknowledging the challenges of AS, she emphasizes the extraordinary positives of her son's life and his gifts - his photographic memory, perfect pitch and French-English bilingual abilities. more »

2006, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-784-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 120pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, creativity, giftedness, memoirs, parenting

Urville

Urville

Gilles Tréhin

Tréhin, an autistic man with exceptional creative talents and an obsession with large cities, conceived and developed Urville, the capital of a large island province, over 20 years. He shares his vision in this beautifully illustrated guide to the city, which he renders convincingly real in nearly 300 drawings of different districts of Urville. more »

2006, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-419-3, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 192pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, creativity, psychiatry, psychology

Different Like Me

Different Like Me

My Book of Autism Heroes

Jennifer Elder

Eight-year-old Quinn, a young boy with AS, tells young readers about the achievements and characteristics of his autism heroes, from Albert Einstein, to Lewis Carroll, Benjamin Banneker and Julia Bowman Robinson, among others. All excel in different fields, but are united by the fact that they often found it difficult to fit in-just like Quinn. more »

2005, Hardback: £11.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-815-3, 246 x 189mm , 48pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, children, creativity, fiction, inclusive classroom, special education

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