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Arts Therapies in Schools

Arts Therapies in Schools

Research and Practice

Edited by Vicky Karkou

This book outlines the potential uses of music, art, drama and dance movement therapies in educational settings, and the contribution they have to make to the emotional and social development of children and adolescents. Drawing on international evidence, the book outlines a wide range of applications of arts therapies across a range of settings. more »

2009, Paperback: £25.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-633-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: art therapy, arts therapies, creative therapies, creative writing as therapy, dance and movement therapy, dramatherapy, educational psychology, expressive therapies, music therapy, special education

Choosing a School for a Child With Special Needs

Choosing a School for a Child With Special Needs

Ruth Birnbaum

From drawing up a list of possibilities and setting up a school visit, to asking the right questions and recording your opinions in order to make an informed decision, Choosing a School for a Child with Special Needs will guide you through this complex and stressful process with confidence and ease. more »

2009, Paperback: £15.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-987-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, education, educational psychology, families, inclusive classroom, intellectual disabilities, parenting, pervasive developmental disorder, special education

The One and Only Sam

The One and Only Sam

A Story Explaining Idioms for Children with Asperger Syndrome and Other Communication Difficulties

Aileen Stalker
Illustrated by Bob Spencer

This is the story of a boy who struggles to understand non-literal expressions. Throughout the story, Sam encounters a range of common idioms, each of which is accompanied by an illustration of its literal meaning and one depicting its actual meaning, helping children to explore what the idioms sound like and why they might mean what they do. more »

2009, Hardback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-040-1, 216mm x 279.4mm / 8.5in x 11in, 64pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, communication, fiction, inclusive classroom, parenting, special education, speech and language therapy

What Have I Done?

What Have I Done?

A Victim Empathy Programme For Young People

Pete Wallis
With Clair Aldington and Marian Liebmann
Illustrated by Emily Wallis

What Have I Done? is a photocopiable resource and DVD to encourage empathy in young people who commit crimes or hurt others through their actions. It is designed to be used directly with young people who have committed a specific crime or caused harm and distress to others through their actions. more »

2009, Paperback: £34.85 + VAT = £37.12/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-979-2, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 208pp

Keywords: children, families, offenders, pastoral care, probation, restorative justice, teenagers, violence, youthwork

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

Young People in Love and in Hate

Young People in Love and in Hate

Nick Luxmoore

This book is about boyfriends and girlfriends - getting them, keeping them and moving on from them. The book will be essential reading for professionals and parents struggling with the ferocity of young people's feelings where 'I love you!' and 'I hate you!' are never far apart. more »

2009, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-055-5, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp

Keywords: child psychiatry, children, counselling, education, psychiatry, psychotherapy

The Child's World

The Child's World

The Comprehensive Guide to Assessing Children in Need
2nd edition

Edited by Jan Horwath

This new and updated edition of the best-selling book on assessing children in need and their families integrates practice, policy and theory to produce a comprehensive and multidisciplinary guide to all aspects of assessment. The Child's World explores the implications of recent legislation and national guidance for assessment practice. more »

2009, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-568-8, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 416pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, counselling, education, families, health care, risk assessment, social work, social work law

Fuzzy Buzzy Groups for Children with Developmental and Sensory Processing Difficulties

Fuzzy Buzzy Groups for Children with Developmental and Sensory Processing Difficulties

A Step-by-Step Resource

Fiona Brownlee and Lindsay Munro
Illustrated by Aisling Nolan

This resource has been devised to address the needs of children with sensory processing difficulties and development delay in specialist and inclusive settings. It contains everything you need to run a Fuzzy Buzzy group: from advice for choosing sensory food and drink to tips for involving parents in the group and sourcing sensory materials. more »

2009, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-966-2, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 96pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, education, inclusive classroom, music therapy, occupational therapy, sensory issues, special education

What is Friendship?

What is Friendship?

Games and Activities to Help Children to Understand Friendship

Pamela Day

This programme contains detailed instructions and photocopiable handouts for teaching children about friendship. It combines group activities, individual work, homework exercises and games, and will be especially useful for groups containing children with developmental and social difficulties, such as ADHD or autism. more »

2009, Paperback: £17.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-048-7, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 96pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, education, families, inclusive classroom, parenting, self esteem, special education

Promoting Emotional Education

Promoting Emotional Education

Engaging Children and Young People with Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties

Edited by Carmel Cefai and Paul Cooper

This book suggests adopting educational practices which encourage feelings of emotional security, promote trusting and supportive relationships and reflect students' views and feelings; essential qualities for healthy personal and social development in children and young people. more »

2009, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-996-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, child development, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, education, educational psychology, emotions, self esteem, social skills

Learning Through Child Observation

Learning Through Child Observation

2nd edition

Mary Fawcett

This text examines the value of observation, its use in assessment and the practical aspects and methods of observational study. The author focuses on the importance of recognising the child's developmental and emotional state when intervening, and the need to see children 'holistically' as unique individuals within their family and community. more »

2009, Paperback: £14.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-676-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: child psychiatry, child psychology, children, education, families, health care, mental health, social work

Attention and Listening in the Early Years

Attention and Listening in the Early Years

Sharon Garforth

This is an innovative course for groups of children aged 2-4. Each group session is planned around a theme e.g. 'The Zoo', providing an anchor for the children to gain meaning from the activities that will help them learn to sit still, not talk, look at the speaker and think about the words - all vital skills in good listening. more »

2009, Paperback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-024-1, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 128pp

Keywords: children, communication, Early Years Foundation Stage, education, speech and language therapy

Creative Coping Skills for Children

Creative Coping Skills for Children

Emotional Support through Arts and Crafts Activities

Bonnie Thomas

This resource comprises a collection of fun, flexible, tried-and-tested activities and make-it-yourself workbooks for parents and professionals to help a child in need of extra emotional support find the coping skills that fit them best. Each activity lists the materials required and includes clear directions for how to do it. more »

2009, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-921-1, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 192pp

Keywords: anxiety, art therapy, arts therapies, challenging behaviour, child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, colour therapy, counselling, emotions, families, occupational therapy, parenting, play therapy, self esteem, social work

Group Interventions for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Group Interventions for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

A Focus on Social Competency and Social Skills

Albert J. Cotugno

Cotugno describes the theoretical underpinnings of an intervention model based on cognitive developmental principles, and explains why a group approach is best suited to address an ASD child's social deficiencies. He shows how to implement skill-based instructional approaches and assess the short and long-term effectiveness of this type of therapy. more »

2009, Paperback: £34.99/ $59.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-910-5, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 208pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, social skills, special education, speech and language therapy

Meditation and Movement

Meditation and Movement

Structured Therapeutic Activity Sessions

G. Rosser

This book is an accessible series of structured relaxation and self-awareness sessions to help strengthen students' self-control, resilience and respect. This course of structured sessions is suitable for children, teens and youths, and especially beneficial for pupils with disabilities, special educational needs, self-esteem or behavioural issues. more »

2009, Paperback: £23.99/ $38.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-018-0, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 144pp

Keywords: arts therapies, dance and movement therapy, dramatherapy, education, interdisciplinary arts therapies, psychodrama, special education

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