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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! Simple Low-Cost Games and Activities for Sensorimotor Learning

Simple Low-Cost Games and Activities for Sensorimotor Learning

A Sourcebook of Ideas for Young Children Including Those with Autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, and Other Learning Differences

Lisa A. Kurtz

This practical sourcebook is full of fun, low-cost games and activities that encourage sensorimotor development in young children, including those with autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, and other learning challenges. Activities are clearly described and the book explains how each activity promotes the development of particular skills. more »

2014, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-977-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: ADHD, autism, bodywork, child development, disability, dyspraxia, messy play, movement, occupational therapy, parenting, play, sensory issues, special education

New! 101 Tips for Parents of Children with Autism

101 Tips for Parents of Children with Autism

Effective Solutions for Everyday Challenges

Arnold Miller and Theresa Smith

Based on the principles of the Miller Method, this book is a practical, how-to guide filled with quick, effective tips for dealing with issues such as tantrums, inappropriate behaviour, lack of focus and communication, toilet training and developing friendships in children with autism. more »

2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-960-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 224pp

Keywords: augmentative communication, autism, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, communication, families, intellectual disabilities, life skills, movement, occupational therapy, parenting, play, resilience, sensory issues, sensory stimulation, social skills, speech and language pathology, toilet training

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

The Pocket Occupational Therapist for Families of Children With Special Needs

The Pocket Occupational Therapist for Families of Children With Special Needs

Cara Koscinski

An accessible overview of occupational therapy explaining all the issues an occupational therapist might address with a child with special needs, or in rehabilitation from illness or injury, including core muscle strength, feeding, fine motor skills, sensory sensitivities, transitions and life-skills, and interspersed with simple activities. more »

2012, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-932-9, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, diet, disability, life skills, movement, occupational therapy, parenting, play, sensory issues, special education, transitions

Video Modeling for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Video Modeling for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

A Practical Guide for Parents and Professionals

Sarah Murray and Brenna Noland

This book provides step-by-step guidance for using innovative video modeling techniques to support the development of young children with autism spectrum disorders. It shows how to film personalized videos that highlight the exact skill that is being taught and how to incorporate these videos into the child's daily routine to encourage learning. more »

2012, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-900-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, child psychology, children, early intervention, education, educational psychology, educational training, high functioning autism, intellectual disabilities, life skills, mainstream education, occupational therapy, parenting, pervasive developmental disorder, play, psychology, special education

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

Getting into the Game

Getting into the Game

Sports Programs for Kids with Autism

Veronica Smith and Stephanie Y Patterson

This book will help families, clinicians and coaches support children with autism in taking their first steps into sport and recreation. It details six sports: cycling, ice skating, swimming, soccer, taekwondo and tennis and offers all the advice and support needed to help get kids with autism engaged in fun and positive sport environments. more »

2012, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-249-8, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 256pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, child psychology, children, dyspraxia, education, families, life skills, movement, occupational therapy, parenting, play, social skills, special education, youthwork

Teaching Your Child with Love and Skill

Teaching Your Child with Love and Skill

A Guide for Parents and Other Educators of Children with Autism, including Moderate to Severe Autism

Joyce Show

This book shows parents how to nurture the learning and development of their child with autism by adapting different educational strategies. Parents will learn how to motivate play, encourage communication, stimulate cognitive development, and teach important everyday life skills, while growing in a loving relationship with their child. more »

2012, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-876-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 400pp

Keywords: applied behaviour analysis, autism, carers, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, children, disability, education, families, high functioning autism, homeschooling, intellectual disabilities, parenting, play, sensory issues, social skills, special education

AD/HD Homework Challenges Transformed!

AD/HD Homework Challenges Transformed!

Creative Ways to Achieve Focus and Attention by Building on AD/HD Traits

Harriet Hope Green

Homework can be an ordeal for children with ADHD as they often struggle to concentrate and become restless. With the right strategies that make use of ADHD traits, homework can be made tolerable and even enjoyable. This book is brimming with creative methods to engage and motivate children with ADHD at homework time. more »

2012, Paperback: £10.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-880-3, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, challenging behaviour, child psychology, education, educational psychology, homeschooling, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, parenting, play, school phobia, special education

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

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

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

Organize Your ADD/ADHD Child

Organize Your ADD/ADHD Child

A Practical Guide for Parents

Cheryl R. Carter

This book addresses the issues of organization and time management in relation to ADD/ADHD. Carter shows how, by using the F.I.R.S.T method (Fun, Individualism, Rules, Simplicity and Time management), even the most easily distracted of children can be taught to make their bed, pack their school bag, and get organized! more »

2010, Paperback: £9.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-839-1, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, adolescence, adoption, anger management, anxiety, challenging behaviour, child psychology, children, counselling, emotions, families, fostering, occupational therapy, parenting, play, psychology, self esteem, youthwork

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