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Letters to the Home Front

Letters to the Home Front

Positive Thoughts and Ideas for Parents Bringing Up Children with Developmental Disabilities, Particularly those with an Autism Spectrum Disorder

John Clements

This book provides a source of support for parents facing the everyday realities of bringing up children with developmental disabilities, especially those with autism. more »

2013, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-332-7, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, intellectual disabilities

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

Made for Good Purpose

Made for Good Purpose

What Every Parent Needs to Know to Help Their Adolescent with Asperger's, High Functioning Autism or a Learning Difference Become an Independent Adult

Michael P. McManmon

Filled with practical advice and useful techniques, this book helps parents support their child with Asperger's Syndrome to make the transition from adolescent to happy, confident, and engaged adult. With this essential guide, young Aspies can achieve independence and learn life-long skills for succeeding in college, work, relationships, and more. more »

2012, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-863-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: ADD, adolescence, anger management, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, autobiography, bullying, challenging behaviour, communication, education, educational psychology, emotions, further education, high functioning autism, higher education, life skills, nonverbal learning disabilities, parenting, pastoral care, self esteem, sensory issues, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, teenagers, transitions, violence, youthwork

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

Transition or Transformation?

Transition or Transformation?

Helping young people with Autistic Spectrum Disorder set out on a hopeful road towards their adult lives

John Clements, Julia Hardy and Stephanie Lord

The book describes a programme developed at a school for people with ASDs, which successfully enabled autistic pupils to achieve their full potential. The authors explain the challenges faced by the young people, and how the programme developed their confidence and skills, with the result that many of them are now in employment. more »

2010, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-964-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: adolescence, anger management, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, challenging behaviour, counselling, education, educational psychology, emotions, employment, high functioning autism, pastoral care, special education, teenagers, transitions, youthwork

Stand Up for Autism

Stand Up for Autism

A Boy, a Dog, and a Prescription for Laughter

Georgina J. Derbyshire

Parenting a child on the autistic spectrum can be tough, but few books take the time to celebrate the love and laughter an autistic child can elicit in their parents and those around them. In this warm, honest and laugh-out-loud tale of bringing up Bobby, now ten, Georgina Derbyshire shares and rejoices in his 'slightly different' childhood. more »

2010, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-099-9, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, autobiography, challenging behaviour, child development, memoirs, parenting

Siblings

Siblings

The Autism Spectrum Through Our Eyes

Jane Johnson and Anne Van Rensselaer

The needs of a child with autism often overwhelm a family, leaving neurotypical children feeling overshadowed. For the first time, the 'neurotypical' siblings get to have their say. They recount the good, the bad, and the downright annoying in a way that all young people in a similar situation will immediately recognise. more »

2010, Paperback: £10.99/ $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-829-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 96pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, autobiography, carers, challenging behaviour, child psychology, children, emotions, families, high functioning autism, memoirs, occupational therapy, parenting, teenagers, youthwork

Autism and Intensive Interaction

Autism and Intensive Interaction

Using Body Language to Reach Children on the Autistic Spectrum

Phoebe Caldwell

This three part film follows Phoebe Caldwell as she works with children. It charts their journey from initial rejection to intimate interaction. Phoebe demonstrates how, by using the child's own body language and sounds, a 'conversation' can be developed with children who are unable to use conventional communicative methods. more »

2010, DVD: £17.66 + VAT = £21.19/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-088-3

Keywords: autism, cerebral palsy, challenging behaviour, communication, disability, intellectual disabilities, mental health, mental illness, occupational therapy, sensory issues, sensory stimulation, special education, speech and language therapy

Managing Family Meltdown

Managing Family Meltdown

The Low Arousal Approach and Autism

Linda Woodcock and Andrea Page

This book offers strategies to resolve common challenging behaviours using a low arousal approach – a non-aversive approach based on avoiding confrontation and reducing stress. It explains challenging behaviours, and offers guidance on how families can manage different types of challenging behaviour, such as physical aggression and self-injury. more »

2009, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-009-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: anger management, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, children, emotions, families, parenting

Deeno's Dream Journeys in the Big Blue Bubble

Deeno's Dream Journeys in the Big Blue Bubble

A Relaxation Programme to Help Children Manage their Emotions

Julia Langensiepen
Illustrated by Gerry Turley

Deeno's Dream Journeys in the Big Blue Bubble is a fun and easy-to-use guide to a special relaxation technique for children. Adapted from the system of Autogenics, the six-week programme uses positive affirmations and guided imagery to help children manage their emotions, let go of anxiety and feel calm and confident. more »

2009, Paperback: £17.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-039-5, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 128pp

Keywords: anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, child psychiatry, children, education, emotions, high functioning autism, occupational therapy, parenting

Practical Behaviour Management Solutions for Children and Teens with Autism

Practical Behaviour Management Solutions for Children and Teens with Autism

The 5P Approach

Linda Miller

The book offers a complete framework for behaviour intervention which has its roots in prevention and good practice, with an emphasis on encouraging the development of skills and independence, through Profiling, Prioritizing, Problem analysis, Problem solving and Planning. This book is packed with practical strategies and expert guidance. more »

2009, Paperback: £19.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-038-8, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 176pp

Keywords: anger management, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, children, parenting, special education, teenagers

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

Autism and Diet

Autism and Diet

What You Need to Know

Rosemary Kessick

Written by an autism expert who has witnessed in her own child the improvement that can be made through dietary intervention, this book offers a guide to the science behind the considerations; strategies for implementing a safe diet; a handy list of ingredients to be avoided; as well as a concise bank of essential resources and contacts. more »

2009, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-983-9, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 96pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, children, constipation, diet, families, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, parenting, reference, special education

Autism and Gastrointestinal Complaints

Autism and Gastrointestinal Complaints

What You Need to Know

Rosemary Kessick

This book summarises the symptoms often experienced and offers an explanation of the underlying medical condition, together with suggestions as to how to help reduce the child's suffering. The findings of the latest research are presented in an understandable way, with a glossary explaining some of the terms often used by medics in plain language. more »

2009, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-984-6, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 80pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, children, inclusive classroom, parenting, reference, special education

Alphabet Kids - From ADD to Zellweger Syndrome

Alphabet Kids - From ADD to Zellweger Syndrome

A Guide to Developmental, Neurobiological and Psychological Disorders for Parents and Professionals

Robbie Woliver

Alphabet Kids have disorders that are often concurrent, interconnected or mistaken for one another: for example, the frequent combination of ASD, OCD, SID and ADHD. Woliver covers 70 childhood disorders, providing information on causes, cures, treatments and prognoses. Chapters include a list of signs and symptoms, and true-life stories. more »

2008, Hardback: £39.99/ $44.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-880-1, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 480pp
2010, Paperback: £18.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-822-3, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 480pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, anger management, Asperger syndrome, autism, bipolar disorder, cerebral palsy, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, developmental coordination disorder, disability, Down's syndrome, dyslexia, dyspraxia, epilepsy, high functioning autism, hyperlexia, inclusive classroom, intellectual disabilities, nonverbal learning disabilities, obsessive compulsive disorder, occupational therapy, parenting, pervasive developmental disorder, seizures, special education, speech and language therapy, tics, tourettes

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