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Exploring Experiences of Advocacy by People with Learning Disabilities

Exploring Experiences of Advocacy by People with Learning Disabilities

Testimonies of Resistance

Edited by Duncan Mitchell, Rannveig Traustadottir, Rohhss Chapman, Louise Townson, Nigel Ingham and Sue Ledger

This book charts the course through which people with learning disabilities have become increasingly able to direct their own lives as fully active members of their communities. Many of the personal accounts, photographs and songs included in this book will be accessible and encouraging to people with learning disabilities. more »

2006, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-359-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp
Good Practice in Brain Injury Case Management

Good Practice in Brain Injury Case Management

Edited by Jackie Parker

This book provides a guide to effective case management, outlining all the key issues that professionals working with brain-injured people will need to know, from understanding what brain injury actually is and how it feels to experience it to strategies for rehabilitation, assessing risk and implementing support plans. more »

2006, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-315-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp
Sexuality and Fertility Issues in Ill Health and Disability

Sexuality and Fertility Issues in Ill Health and Disability

From Early Adolescence to Adulthood

Edited by Rachel Balen and Marilyn Crawshaw

This text explores sexuality and fertility issues for people with ill health or disability. It examines the impact of illness or disability on the sexual and fertile identities of young people. Chapters include the experiences of minority ethnic groups, managing relationships, fertility preservation and treatment, and the transition to parenthood. more »

2006, Paperback: £28.99/ $48.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-339-4, royal, 304pp
Stroke Survivor

Stroke Survivor

A Personal Guide to Recovery

Andy McCann

The book explores a broad range of issues experienced by stroke survivors, from the very practical considerations of managing financial security and understanding medical approaches and terminology to the more personal challenges of coming to terms with a new sense of vulnerability and dealing with the attitudes of friends and family. more »

2006, Paperback: £15.99/ $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-410-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp
Finding You Finding Me

Finding You Finding Me

Using Intensive Interaction to get in touch with people whose severe learning disabilities are combined with autistic spectrum disorder

Phoebe Caldwell

Caldwell introduces Intensive Interaction, which uses the body language of people whose learning disabilities are combined with autistic spectrum disorder - who have largely been regarded as unreachable - to get in touch with them, giving them a way of expressing themselves which shifts their attention from self-stimulation to shared activity. more »

2005, Paperback: £13.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-399-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp
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

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