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Special Brothers and Sisters

Special Brothers and Sisters

Stories and Tips for Siblings of Children with Special Needs, Disability or Serious Illness

Edited by Annette Hames and Monica McCaffrey

This is a collection of real-life accounts from the siblings of children with special needs, disability or serious illness, ranging from 3 - 18 years old. They explain, in their own words, what it's like to live with their siblings. These stories come with related tips to help siblings deal with some of the things that happen in their family lives. more »

2005, Paperback: £10.99/ $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-383-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 96pp
Enhancing Self-Esteem

Enhancing Self-Esteem

A Self-Esteem Training Package for Individuals with Disabilities

Nick Hagiliassis and Hrepsime Gulbenkoglu

This book meets the needs of adults with disabilities. It is a comprehensive resource providing relevant, cognitively-suitable and age-appropriate information and exercises to aid trainers working with adults with physical and multiple disabilities, and is suitable for people with mild intellectual disability and severe communication impairment. more »

2005, Paperback: £35.00/ $59.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-353-0, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 208pp
Deinstitutionalization and People with Intellectual Disabilities

Deinstitutionalization and People with Intellectual Disabilities

In and Out of Institutions

Edited by Kelley Johnson and Rannveig Traustadottir

This collection of personal and professional perspectives addresses the key steps towards deinstitutionalization as they have been experienced by people with intellectual disabilities: living inside total institutions, moving out, living in the community and moving on to new forms of both institutionalization and community life. more »

2005, Paperback: £22.99/ $37.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-101-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 296pp
Person Centred Planning and Care Management with People with Learning Disabilities

Person Centred Planning and Care Management with People with Learning Disabilities

Edited by Paul Cambridge and Steven Carnaby

This timely book provides a reflective analysis of person centred planning for people with learning disabilities, complementing policy initiatives that focus on individualised planning and service user involvement. Drawing on practical experience and research findings, the contributors explore policy and practice issues. more »

2005, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-131-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp
Career Success of Disabled High-flyers

Career Success of Disabled High-flyers

Sonali Shah

Drawing on case studies of 31 disabled adults, this book suggests that individual traits and patterns of behaviour are key factors in career success, and shows that it is often society rather than impairment that hinders professional progression. It will provide role models and valuable insights for young career-minded disabled people. more »

2005, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-208-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp
Brain Injury and Returning to Employment

Brain Injury and Returning to Employment

A Guide for Practitioners

James Japp

The multi-disability nature of acquired brain injury and its complex effects make the return to employment particularly problematic. This book provides a clear overview of the cognitive and psychological difficulties associated with brain injury and discusses how people affected by it can prepare for and remain in employment. more »

2004, Paperback: £21.99/ $35.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-292-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp
My Son Fred - Living with Autism

My Son Fred - Living with Autism

How Could You Manage? I Couldn't. I Did It Anyway

Maud Deckmar
Translated by Ewa Wulkan

Maud Deckmar tells a touching and honest story of living with Fred, her eldest child, who has autism and an intellectual disability. She recounts here the great struggles and sorrows as well as the love and happiness she has experienced from his early childhood to adulthood. more »

2004, Paperback: £21.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-312-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp
A Toss of the Dice

A Toss of the Dice

Stories from a Pediatrician's Practice

Natasha T. Hays

Natasha T. Hays uses stories from her paediatric practice to illustrate the challenges faced by children with different types of special needs, including autism, bipolar disorder, genetic syndromes, cerebral palsy, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and giftedness. more »

2004, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-788-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp
Guide to Mental Health for Families and Carers of People with Intellectual Disabilities

Guide to Mental Health for Families and Carers of People with Intellectual Disabilities

Edited by Geraldine Holt, Anastasia Gratsa, Nick Bouras, Theresa Joyce, Mary Jane Spiller and Steve Hardy

This guide outlines a range of symptoms of mental health problems that can affect people with intellectual disabilities. It explains why mental health problems develop, and what can be done to help people with intellectual disabilities and carers themselves. There are chapters on specific disabilities such as autism and epilepsy. more »

2004, Paperback: £21.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-277-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp
Children with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties and Communication Problems

Children with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties and Communication Problems

There is always a reason

Melanie Cross

Cross considers why behavioural and communication difficulties often occur together. Identifying the common causes of these problems and the reasons why they often go undetected, she provides guidelines for assessing communication skills and the complexities of identifying communication problems in children, including children in public care. more »

2004, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-135-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp
Supporting South Asian Families with a Child with Severe Disabilities

Supporting South Asian Families with a Child with Severe Disabilities

Chris Hatton, Yasmeen Akram, Robina Shah, Janet Robertson and Eric Emerson

Social workers will find this book to be a valuable tool, highlighting ways of improving the cultural sensitivity of disability services and parental and family support. Combining a wide-ranging survey and in-depth interviews, the authors build a rich picture how culture and ethnicity can impact on a family's experience of disability. more »

2003, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-161-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp
Ageing with a Lifelong Disability

Ageing with a Lifelong Disability

A Guide to Practice, Program and Policy Issues for Human Services Professionals

Christine Bigby

This pioneering guide provides up to date specialist knowledge about ageing with a disability in the context of the more mainstream knowledge about ageing processes. Christine Bigby uses the concept of 'successful ageing' as a framework in which to consider the issues and practicalities for older people with a lifelong disability. more »

2003, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-077-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp
Social Skills Training for Adolescents with General Moderate Learning Difficulties

Social Skills Training for Adolescents with General Moderate Learning Difficulties

Ursula Cornish and Fiona Ross

After many years' social skills work with young people with Asperger Syndrome and other moderate learning difficulties, the authors have compiled a set of training sessions for teachers. Based on a multi-sensory cognitive-behavioural approach, the sessions cover pre- and post-intervention evaluation schedules, and interview and observation tools. more »

2003, Paperback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-179-6, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 128pp
Brothers and Sisters of Disabled Children

Brothers and Sisters of Disabled Children

Peter Burke

Examining the overlooked subject of non-disabled siblings in families where there is a disabled child, this book details the experiences of these children and explores what it means to them to have a disabled brother or sister. The author makes clear recommendations for future practice. more »

2003, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-043-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp
'now you know me think more'

'now you know me think more'

A Journey with Autism using Facilitated Communication Techniques

Ppinder Hundal and Pauline Lukey

Pauline Lukey first met Ppinder Hundal when Ppinder was eight, at which point Ppinder was non-verbal and had no formal way of communicating. This book charts their development together as, through the use of facilitated communication techniques, Ppinder has become an eager and increasingly fluent communicator. more »

2003, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-144-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 64pp

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