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Nurture Groups in School and at Home

Nurture Groups in School and at Home

Connecting with Children with Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties

Paul Cooper and Yonca Tiknaz

The authors present evidence of the success of nurture groups, and examine what factors affect the success of the group. From this they draw key messages for effective practice, including the importance of recognising a child's emotional needs and meeting them, and the role of the relationship between the teaching staff co-ordinating the group. more »

2007, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-528-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, disability, education, inclusive classroom, special education

Different Dads

Different Dads

Fathers' Stories of Parenting Disabled Children

Edited by Jill Harrison, Matthew Henderson and Rob Leonard

Fathers of disabled children can feel overlooked when the focus of much parenting support is aimed at mothers. Different Dads is a collection of inspiring personal testimonies written by fathers of children with a disability who reflect on their own experiences and offer advice to others on the challenges of raising a child with a disability. more »

2007, Paperback: £13.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-454-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: careers, challenging behaviour, child protection, children, counselling, disability, families, parenting

From Isolation to Intimacy

From Isolation to Intimacy

Making Friends without Words

Phoebe Caldwell
With Jane Horwood

Caldwell shows that Intensive Interaction is a straightforward way, through attending to body language and other non-verbal means of communication, of establishing contact and building a relationship with people who are non-verbal. This simple method is accessible to anyone who lives or works with such people. more »

2007, Paperback: £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-500-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, intellectual disabilities, occupational therapy, sensory issues

Planning and Support for People with Intellectual Disabilities

Planning and Support for People with Intellectual Disabilities

Issues for Case Managers and Other Professionals

Edited by Christine Bigby, Chris Fyffe and Elizabeth Ozanne

The authors outline the skills needed and common issues in case management practice across a range of people with disabilities at different stages of their life. They argue that case management needs to be individualised and carried out in partnership with the individual and their family in order to draw up a lifestyle plan that meets their needs. more »

2007, Paperback: £25.00/ $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-354-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 312pp

Keywords: disability, intellectual disabilities, social policy, social work

Spiritual Healing with Children with Special Needs

Spiritual Healing with Children with Special Needs

Bob Woodward

This book gives a fascinating account of individual healing sessions with children with complex special needs and moderate to severe learning difficulties. Drawing on his extensive experience, Bob Woodward shows how spiritual healing can help children with special needs to achieve peace and relaxation. more »

2007, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-545-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, child protection, child psychiatry, counselling, disability, special education, spirituality

Introducing Advocacy

Introducing Advocacy

The First Book of Speaking Up: A Plain Text Guide to Advocacy

John Tufail and Kate Lyon

This book introduces the concept of advocacy and explores appropriate advocacy models, for example peer group supportive models, and examines different forms of advocacy such as campaign advocacy, crisis or intervention advocacy, volunteer advocacy and health complaints advocacy. It is illustrated with colour drawings and case studies. more »

2007, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-475-9, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 96pp

Keywords: advocacy, counselling, disability, social work, special education

Listen Up! Speak Up!

Listen Up! Speak Up!

The Third Book of Speaking Up A Plain Text Guide to Advocacy

John Tufail and Kate Lyon

This book uses examples of advocacy to explore how to be a good advocate, emphasising the importance of listening to and working with an advocacy partner and explaining how to prepare for and behave in meetings. It is illustrated throughout with colour drawings and case studies. more »

2007, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-477-3, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 56pp

Keywords: counselling, disability, social work, special education

Rules and Standards

Rules and Standards

The Second Book of Speaking Up: A Plain Text Guide to Advocacy

John Tufail and Kate Lyon

This book explores the idea of rules and standards for advocacy and looks at the advocacy charter. It covers issues such as whether an advocate should share a confidence if they are worried that their advocacy partner might self-harm. It is illustrated throughout with colour drawings and case studies. more »

2007, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-476-6, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 48pp

Keywords: advocacy, counselling, disability, social work, special education

Speaking Up

Speaking Up

A Plain Text Guide to Advocacy 4-volume set

John Tufail and Kate Lyon

Advocacy for people with disabilities is about empowering people - gaining rights for individuals, access to services, inclusion in society and their own voice. Speaking Up is a set of four guide books designed to give people with a disability the knowledge and advice needed to approach self-advocacy with confidence. more »

2007, Set: £49.99/ $79.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-474-2, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in

Keywords: advocacy, counselling, disability, social work, special education

Advocacy in Action

Advocacy in Action

The Fourth Book of Speaking Up: A Plain Text Guide to Advocacy

John Tufail and Kate Lyon

This book looks at problems that can occur in an advocacy partnership, such as dependency on the advocate and conflict between partners. It also discusses advocacy and the law. It is illustrated with colour drawings and case studies showing the positive results of self-advocacy on the individuals themselves, as well as on their families and carers. more »

2007, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-478-0, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 72pp

Keywords: advocacy, counselling, disability, social work, special education

Non-Accidental Head Injury in Young Children

Non-Accidental Head Injury in Young Children

Medical, Legal and Social Responses

Cathy Cobley and Tom Sanders

This academic research volume explores non-accidental head injury in babies and young children, covering medical, social, and legal aspects of this phenomenon, as well as the responsibilities of professionals, child protection agencies and the media in this area. more »

2006, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-360-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: brain injury, child protection, children, health care, safeguarding children, social work law

Special Stories for Disability Awareness

Special Stories for Disability Awareness

Stories and Activities for Teachers, Parents and Professionals

Mal Leicester
Illustrated by Taryn Shrigley-Wightman

This book provides stories that promote disability awareness among children aged 4-11 about universal issues such as fear, loss, feeling 'different', bullying, friendship and emotional growth. They provide a safe environment for young children to discuss painful emotions and a tool for understanding the experiences of disabled children. more »

2006, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-390-5, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 160pp

Keywords: disability, education, fiction, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, self esteem, social care, social work, special education

Sensory Stimulation

Sensory Stimulation

Sensory-Focused Activities for People with Physical and Multiple Disabilities

Susan Fowler

This photocopiable resource provides the reader with a step-by-step approach to organising sensory-focused activities for carers and professionals working with people with physical, multiple or complex disabilities. Importantly, it also presents information on sensory stimulation within a framework that embraces the person's daily environment. more »

2006, Paperback: £35.00/ $55.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-455-1, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 248pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, disability, intellectual disabilities, occupational therapy, sensory issues, sensory stimulation

Betraying the NHS

Betraying the NHS

Health Abandoned

Michael Mandelstam

Based on his experiences of helping to fight cuts and closures in Suffolk, Michael Mandelstam delivers a damning verdict on the mismanagement of the NHS at national, regional and local level. He charts the widespread cutbacks and closures, both rural and urban, to clinics, A&E services, beds, wards and scores of community hospitals. more »

2006, Hardback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-482-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Keywords: disability, health care, social work law

Building a Joyful Life with your Child who has Special Needs

Building a Joyful Life with your Child who has Special Needs

Nancy J. Whiteman and Linda Roan-Yager

This book considers the challenges of caring for children with physical, developmental and mental health disorders and proposes methods such as learning to see events through your child's own eyes, celebrating their strengths and achievements and recognising how others can help your child. more »

2006, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-841-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, bipolar disorder, cerebral palsy, challenging behaviour, children, developmental coordination disorder, disability, Down's syndrome, dyslexia, dyspraxia, epilepsy, high functioning autism, hyperlexia, intellectual disabilities, obsessive compulsive disorder, parenting, pervasive developmental disorder, tics, tourettes

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