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Coming soon! The Individual Service Funds Handbook

The Individual Service Funds Handbook

Implementing Personal Budgets in Provider Organisations

Helen Sanderson and Robin Miller

The definitive guide to Individual Service Funds (ISFs), this book covers both theory and practice, and makes recommendations for service provision, commissioning and policy. It includes helpful analysis of four organisations and partnerships that have introduced ISFs for people with intellectual disabilities, dementia and mental health issues. more »

September 2014, Paperback: £24.99/ $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-423-2, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 192pp

Keywords: adults, advocacy, autism, autism spectrum disorders, carers, community care, dementia, disability, domicilary care, health care, mental health, older people, person-centred, personalisation, residential care, social care, social work, supported living

Coming soon! Can I tell you about having a Stroke?

Can I tell you about having a Stroke?

A guide for friends, family and professionals

Lisa Taylor and Swee Hong Chia
Illustrated by Katie Stanton

Fred invites readers to learn about what it is like to have a stroke, explaining what a stroke is and how family members, carers and friends can help support someone with the various challenges they may face after having a stroke. This illustrated book will be ideal for anyone who knows someone who's had a stroke, from child to adult. more »

August 2014, Paperback: £8.99/ $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-495-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 64pp

Keywords: adults, brain injury, carers, communication, disability, families, health care, life skills, movement, nursing, occupational therapy, older people, social work, speech and language therapy, supported living

Coming soon! Intellectual Disability and Dementia

Intellectual Disability and Dementia

Research into Practice

Edited by Karen Watchman

An essential text for practitioners and students wishing to stay abreast of the latest developments in the field, this book brings together the latest international research and evidence-based practice in the field of dementia and intellectual disabilities, describing clearly the relevance and implications for support and services. more »

May 2014, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-422-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 336pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, carers, communication, dementia, disability, Down's syndrome, families, health care, housing, intellectual disabilities, mental health, nonverbal learning disabilities, nursing, older people, palliative care, person-centred, psychiatry, residential care, social care, social work, supported living

New! Supporting College and University Students with Invisible Disabilities

Supporting College and University Students with Invisible Disabilities

A Guide for Faculty and Staff Working with Students with Autism, AD/HD, Language Processing Disorders, Anxiety, and Mental Illness

Christy Oslund

This useful handbook provides university faculty and staff with an overview of invisible disabilities, such as autism, AD/HD, dyslexia, OCD and affective disorders, and facilitates an understanding of the unique needs of these students. Practical chapters provide ideas for adapting teaching methods and offering accommodations. more »

2013, Paperback: £18.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-955-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, adults, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, bipolar disorder, careers, disability, dyslexia, education, further education, high functioning autism, higher education, higher education policy, inclusive classroom, mental health, mental illness, nonverbal learning disabilities, obsessive compulsive disorder, transitions

The Complete Guide to Creating a Special Needs Life Plan

The Complete Guide to Creating a Special Needs Life Plan

A Comprehensive Approach Integrating Life, Resource, Financial, and Legal Planning to Ensure a Brighter Future for a Person with a Disability

Hal Wright CFP®

This comprehensive guide explains how to create a life plan for an individual with special needs to ensure they have the best possible future. The author offers knowledgeable advice and practical information on creating circles of support, employment and residential options, government programs, financial and legal considerations, and much more. more »

2013, Paperback: £19.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-914-5, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 360pp

Keywords: adolescence, adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, bipolar disorder, cerebral palsy, disability, disability law, divorce, Down's syndrome, education, employment, families, higher education, housing, intellectual disabilities, law, life skills, mental illness, parenting, person-centred, residential care, supported living, transitions

Visual Bridges for Special Learners

Visual Bridges for Special Learners

A Complete Resource of 32 Differentiated Learning Activities for People with Moderate Learning and Communication Disabilities

Julia Moor

This book presents 32 original learning sessions to develop learning skills, self-awareness and awareness of others, explore representation, language and literacy, cooperation and teamwork. Each session includes worksheets, learning aims and suggestions for differentiation and extension appropriate for a variety of settings and abilities. more »

2013, Paperback: £37.55 + VAT = £39.99/ $69.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-301-3, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 344pp

Keywords: adults, autism, communication, disability, education, further education, inclusive classroom, intellectual disabilities, life skills, literacy, occupational therapy, person-centred, residential care, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy, supported living, teenagers

Can I Tell You About Parkinson's Disease?

Can I Tell You About Parkinson's Disease?

A guide for family, friends and carers

Alan M. Hultquist
Illustrated by Lydia T. Corrow

Nikolai invites readers to learn about Parkinson's from his perspective, helping them to understand how Parkinson's affects his daily life, why some tasks can be especially challenging for him, and how he can be helped. This illustrated book will be a helpful guide for family, friends and carers and a great starting point for group discussions. more »

2013, Paperback: £7.99/ $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-948-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 56pp

Keywords: adults, alternative therapies, carers, disability, nursing, occupational therapy, older people, pain management, palliative care, Parkinson's disease

Personalised Learning for Young People with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties

Personalised Learning for Young People with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties

Andrew Colley

Challenging the notion that young people with profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) should be taught in a linear, target-driven way, this book presents an innovative model for creating learning opportunities to suit the needs and abilities of each student, within the constraints for formal curricula and even in large class settings. more »

2013, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-367-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 168pp

Keywords: adolescence, adults, autism, challenging behaviour, communication, disability, education, intellectual disabilities, nonverbal learning disabilities, sensory issues, special education, speech and language therapy, teenagers, transitions

Positively Parkinson's

Positively Parkinson's

Symptoms and Diagnosis, Research and Treatment, Advice and Support

Ann Andrews

Informative, practical and uplifting, this is a book for anyone with Parkinson's and for those who care for and support them. It contains answers to almost any question you might ask about Parkinson's, from symptoms and diagnosis to the latest treatments and therapies, as well as the most recent medical research into stem cells and gene therapy. more »

2013, Paperback: £9.99
ISBN: 978-1-84905-411-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: adults, alternative therapies, carers, complementary therapies, disability, health care, nursing, nutrition, older people, Parkinson's disease

Music and the Social Model

Music and the Social Model

An Occupational Therapist's Approach to Music with People Labelled as Having Learning Disabilities

Jane Q. Williams

Accessible and inspirational, the unique approaches in this book provide everything you need to know to empower people with learning difficulties to experience and enjoy music. Written from an Occupational Therapy perspective, it offers a host of tips, resources and examples, including downloadable tracks performed and composed by The LA Buskers. more »

2013, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-306-8, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 216pp

Keywords: adults, advocacy, communication, community care, disability, intellectual disabilities, movement, music therapy, occupational therapy, person-centred, psychology, self esteem, social care, social skills, teenagers

Succeeding as a Student in the STEM Fields with an Invisible Disability

Succeeding as a Student in the STEM Fields with an Invisible Disability

A College Handbook for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Students with Autism, ADD, Affective Disorders, or Learning Difficulties and their Families

Christy Oslund

The STEM fields attract many students with autism and related disabilities who are highly intelligent, but who, upon entering higher education, may find that they struggle with independent living and a different way of learning. Full of practical advice, this is a useful handbook that students and parents can refer to throughout the college years. more »

2013, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-947-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, adolescence, adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, careers, disability, education, employment, further education, gifted and talented, high functioning autism, higher education, life skills, nonverbal learning disabilities, parenting, teenagers, transitions

How to Break Bad News to People with Intellectual Disabilities

How to Break Bad News to People with Intellectual Disabilities

A Guide for Carers and Professionals

Irene Tuffrey-Wijne

This book offers unique and adaptable guidelines that can be used by practitioners to ease the process of breaking bad news to people with intellectual disabilities. It provides effective tips and support that will help social workers, counsellors and caring professionals relay all types of bad news as sensitively and successfully as possible. more »

2012, Paperback: £14.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-280-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: adults, autism, bereavement, carers, communication, counselling, disability, grief, health care, intellectual disabilities, pastoral care, person-centred, pervasive developmental disorder, psychology, social care, social work, trauma

Active Support

Active Support

Enabling and Empowering People with Intellectual Disabilities

Jim Mansell and Julie Beadle-Brown

Active Support is a proven model of care that enables and empowers people with intellectual disabilities to participate in all aspects of their lives. This evidence-based approach is particularly effective for working with people with more severe disabilities, and is of growing interest to those responsible for providing support and services. more »

2012, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-111-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adult protection, adults, advocacy, anxiety, bullying, carers, challenging behaviour, communication, community care, depression, disability, families, health care, housing, intellectual disabilities, mental health, occupational therapy, personal hygiene, psychology, residential care, risk assessment, self esteem, sensory stimulation, social care, social policy, social skills, social work, supported living, transitions

Developmental Drama

Developmental Drama

Dramatherapy Approaches for People with Profound or Severe Multiple Disabilities, Including Sensory Impairment

Mary Booker

People living with severe or profound multiple disabilities (PMLD) can often struggle to connect with the world around them. This book shows how, through enjoying dramatic interaction, they can develop their communication skills, learn to deal with emotions more effectively and gain a greater understanding of their physical and social environment. more »

2011, Paperback: £15.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-235-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: adults, arts therapies, disability, dramatherapy, intellectual disabilities, occupational therapy, play, social 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

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