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Grandparenting a Child with Special Needs

Grandparenting a Child with Special Needs

Charlotte E. Thompson M.D.

This book provides guidance on how to grandparent a child with special needs and give parents the added support they need. From coming to terms with a diagnosis, to helping with the transition from adolescence to adulthood, the book gives clear advice on grandparenting a child with special needs throughout their life. more »

2009, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-906-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, challenging behaviour, children, counselling, disability, Down's syndrome, dyslexia, dyspraxia, families, high functioning autism, hyperlexia, intellectual disabilities, nonverbal learning disabilities, parenting, special education, tics, tourettes

Girls Growing Up on the Autism Spectrum

Girls Growing Up on the Autism Spectrum

What Parents and Professionals Should Know About the Pre-Teen and Teenage Years

Shana Nichols
With Gina Marie Moravcik and Samara Pulver Tetenbaum

This book covers the concerns faced by girls with ASDs and their parents, from periods and puberty to friendships and "fitting in". Looking at these issues within the context of specific areas of difficulty for girls with ASDs, the authors provide families with the knowledge and advice they need to help the whole family through the teenage years. more »

2009, Paperback: £15.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-855-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 352pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, counselling, families, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, parenting, sex education, social skills, social work, special education

Hints and Tips for Helping Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Hints and Tips for Helping Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Useful Strategies for Home, School, and the Community

Dion E. Betts and Nancy J. Patrick

If you have a child on the autism spectrum who struggles with the challenges of daily life, then this book is for you! The book is peppered with vignettes and stories of real-life situations and successes, and offers clever ideas for tackling everyday difficulties, such as bathing, bedtime, school trips, and selecting the right child minder. more »

2008, Paperback: £12.99/ $20.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-896-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, dyspraxia, education, families, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, parenting, sensory issues, special education

Small Steps Forward

Small Steps Forward

Using Games and Activities to Help Your Pre-School Child with Special Needs
2nd edition

Sarah Newman
Illustrated by Jeanie Mellersh

This new edition of an award-winning book includes up-to-date research and practice, providing parents and carers with a host of ideas to encourage their child's development. The games and activities use toys and materials which most children will already have, and involve no special preparation. They are also fun to play. more »

2008, Paperback: £13.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-693-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, developmental coordination disorder, Down's syndrome, dyspraxia, families, high functioning autism, hyperlexia, intellectual disabilities, nonverbal learning disabilities, parenting, social work, special education, tics, tourettes

Gifted Children

Gifted Children

A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Edited by Kate Distin

Gifted Children is a lively and informative exploration of the mystery of the gifted mind and the social and emotional needs of gifted children and their families. The authors give an insight into what is 'normal' for gifted children, acknowledge the difficulties they experience, and offer pointers for parents on how to support them. more »

2006, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-439-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, children, education, families, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, parenting, special education

Homespun Remedies

Homespun Remedies

Strategies in the Home and Community for Children with Autism Spectrum and Other Disorders

Dion E. Betts and Nancy J. Patrick

The authors offer sensible approaches to tackling everyday problems faced by parents and carers, such as bathing, feeding, haircuts, and shopping. The book is split into four parts, covering home life, community, hygiene, and schools and organizations. Common problem areas are listed alphabetically and supplemented with "homespun" tips and advice. more »

2006, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-813-9, royal, 160pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, carers, children, dyspraxia, families, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, parenting, social work, special education

Realizing the College Dream with Autism or Asperger Syndrome

Realizing the College Dream with Autism or Asperger Syndrome

A Parent's Guide to Student Success

Ann Palmer

Palmer advises parents and professionals how to prepare the student for the transition from school and home life to a new environment and educational challenge, and how to support them through potential problems such as academic pressure, living away from home, social integration and appropriate levels of participation in college. more »

2005, Paperback: £15.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-801-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, educational psychology, emotions, families, high functioning autism, occupational therapy, parenting, special education

Teaching at Home

Teaching at Home

A New Approach to Tutoring Children with Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Olga Holland

Faced with the apparent inability of her autistic son Billy to learn and socialize with other children at school, Olga Holland decided to teach him at home. This book explains the author's approach, focused on adapting to the demands of Billy's atypical mind and respecting his vivid imaginative world while attracting and retaining his attention. more »

2005, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-787-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 128pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, children, education, families, gifted and talented, giftedness, high functioning autism, homeschooling, parenting, special education

Children, Youth and Adults with Asperger Syndrome

Children, Youth and Adults with Asperger Syndrome

Integrating Multiple Perspectives

Edited by Kevin P. Stoddart

This book offers a comprehensive overview of clinical, research and personal perspectives on Asperger Syndrome, including contributions from parents and experts in the fields of psychology, social work, psychiatry, genetics, sexology and vocational counselling. more »

2004, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-319-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 384pp
2004, Hardback: £55.00/ $90.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-268-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 384pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, adolescence, adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, families, high functioning autism, occupational therapy, psychiatry, social work, special education, youthwork

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

Multicoloured Mayhem

Multicoloured Mayhem

Parenting the Many Shades of Adolescents and Children with Autism, Asperger Syndrome and AD/HD

Jacqui Jackson

Jacqui Jackson has seven children. Luke has Asperger Syndrome, Joe has ADHD, and Ben has autism. Full of anecdotes and lively thinking, the book explains vividly what it is like to parent young people with such a range of conditions, and provides a wealth of helpful and creative advice for other parents and carers. more »

2003, Paperback: £13.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-171-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, developmental coordination disorder, dyslexia, dyspraxia, epilepsy, families, giftedness, health care, occupational therapy, parenting, sensory issues, special education, speech and language therapy

Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders

Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders

Frequently Asked Questions

Diane Yapko

This is an essential resource for parents, teachers, those new to the field, and people on the autism spectrum. Yapko, who has worked with individuals with ASDs and their families for over 20 years, brings together information about the latest `scientific breakthroughs', current developmental theories, and practical interventions around ASD. more »

2003, Paperback: £14.99/ $23.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-756-9, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 176pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, children, families, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, parenting, reference, sensory issues, special education

Home Educating Our Autistic Spectrum Children

Home Educating Our Autistic Spectrum Children

Paths are Made by Walking

Terri Dowty and Kitt Cowlishaw

In this book parents who have chosen the home education option for their children on the autistic spectrum candidly relate their experiences: how they reached the decision to educate at home, how they set about the task, and their feelings about the issues raised by their actions. more »

2001, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-037-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

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

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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