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Chasing Ideas

Chasing Ideas

The Fun of Freeing Your Child's Imagination

Christine Durham

The author shows how to help children be better, brighter thinkers and helps parents and teachers discover the joys of discussing ideas with children. She shows parents of children aged 3 - 15 how to encourage them to explore ideas, think, make decisions and communicate effectively and to develop these important life skills to take into adulthood. more »

2006, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-460-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychology, children, education, families, giftedness, parenting, play therapy, self esteem, storymaking

Child Well-Being

Child Well-Being

Understanding Children's Lives

Edited by Colette McAuley and Wendy Rose

This book brings together contributions from international experts in order to define child well-being and to further understand how it can improve children's lives. This edited collection is essential reading for all those involved in understanding children's lives and who have responsibility for improving them. more »

2010, Paperback: £24.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-925-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: adolescence, advocacy, attachment, child development, child protection, child psychology, children, children's rights, early intervention, education, families, health care, housing, joint working, law, mental health, parenting, resilience, risk assessment, safeguarding children, social care, social policy, social work, social work law, teenagers, youthwork

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

Children and Behavioural Problems

Children and Behavioural Problems

Anxiety, Aggression, Depression and ADHD – A Biopsychological Model with Guidelines for Diagnostics and Treatment

Martine F. Delfos

Delfos discusses a variety of childhood behavioural problems, including anxiety problems, depression and ADHD. Presenting a model of the interplay of environment, disposition and central nervous system development, she shows how differences in brain structure between the sexes may play a part in behavioural problems in children and adolescents. more »

2004, Paperback: £22.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-196-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Keywords: ADHD, anger management, challenging behaviour, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, educational psychology, inclusive classroom, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

Children and Spirituality

Children and Spirituality

Searching for Meaning and Connectedness

Brendan Hyde

This book provides ways in which schoolteachers and parents can nurture and foster these particular characteristics of children's spirituality. It also considers two factors, material pursuit and trivialising, which may inhibit children's expression of their spirituality. It will be of great interest to educators, policy makers, and parents. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-589-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: child psychology, education, parenting, practical theology, spirituality, theology

Coming soon! Children at Their Best

Children at Their Best

Understanding and Using the Five Elements to Develop Children's Full Potential for Parents, Teachers, and Therapists

Karin Kalbantner-Wernicke and Bettye Jo Wray-Fears
With Thomas Wernicke

The authors describe an exciting new way of understanding a child's development by looking at how the Five Elements of Chinese thought can explain patterns of behaviour. They list the problems that can occur if a child's elements are not in balance and presents approaches and activities to help them become more balanced, happier and more resilient. more »

April 2014, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-118-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 344pp

Keywords: alternative therapies, anxiety, child development, children, Chinese medicine, complementary medicine, complementary therapies, five elements, meridians, movement, parenting, pastoral care, psychiatry, psychology, Qi, qigong, self esteem, traditional Chinese medicine

Children with Autism

Children with Autism

Diagnosis and Intervention to Meet Their Needs
2nd edition

Colwyn Trevarthen, Jacqueline Robarts, Despina Papoudi and Kenneth J. Aitken

This completely revised edition embraces new developments in this rapidly developing field. The wealth of up-to-date information provided will be invaluable not only for researchers and students but also for psychologists, teachers and other professionals, and parents, carers and family members in search of comprehensive and helpful information. more »

1998, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-555-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 368pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, child protection, children, educational psychology, emotions, high functioning autism, occupational therapy, social work, special education

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

Keywords: challenging behaviour, children, communication, educational psychology, emotions, social skills, social work, special education, speech and language therapy

Children with Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties and Communication Problems

Children with Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties and Communication Problems

There is Always a Reason
2nd edition

Melanie Cross

Children and young people with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties (SEBD) are far more likely to have communication problems than their peers. Exploring the ways in which children's language and emotional development are linked, Melanie Cross considers the reasons why behavioural and communication difficulties often occur together. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-129-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, child development, children, communication, pastoral care, social care, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

Children's Rights in Education

Children's Rights in Education

Edited by Stuart Hart, Cynthia Price Cohen, Martha Farrell Erickson and Målfrid Grude Flekkøy

Providing perspectives, insights and recommendations, this is a comprehensive overview of the current state of children's rights and education around the world. This authoritative and thought-provoking volume will be essential reading for anyone involved in, or concerned about, the rights of children in education around the world. more »

2001, Paperback: £22.99/ $38.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-977-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: child protection, children, children's rights, education, social policy, social work law

The Choices Game

The Choices Game

Staying Safe in Social Situations

Christopher McMaster

This fun game teaches young people the social skills they need to stay safe in school and in the wider community. Choice Cards invite players to imagine themselves in a scenario and choose how they would respond in that situation. The outcome is then revealed, and the more safe choices they make the further they progress in the game! more »

2011, Board Game: £21.83 + VAT = £26.20/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-189-7, Game

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, bullying, counselling, high functioning autism, intellectual disabilities, occupational therapy, pastoral care, PSHE, social skills, special education, teenagers, youthwork

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

Choosing Home

Choosing Home

Deciding to Homeschool with Asperger's Syndrome

Martha Kennedy Hartnett and Stephen M. Shore

Martha Kennedy Hartnett is the mother of a child with AS who made the courageous choice to homeschool. Emerging from the author's personal experience, this book is a step by step account of successful home education. It will take you into the homes of Asperger families as they journey from survival of the playground bully to making it work at home. more »

2003, Paperback: £15.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-763-7, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, bullying, challenging behaviour, children, families, high functioning autism, homeschooling, parenting

The Chronic Illness Game

The Chronic Illness Game

Isabelle Streng and A.M. Stradmeijer

The Chronic Illness Game facilitates the improvement of social skills and coping strategies in children with a chronic illness who often suffer from impaired psychological and social development. The game should be facilitated by a health or mental health professional and is intended for use with groups of up to six players or with families. more »

2006, Board Game: £43.66 + VAT = £52.39/ $79.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-376-9

Keywords: challenging behaviour, child protection, child psychology, educational psychology, occupational therapy, play therapy, special education

Classroom Tales

Classroom Tales

Using Storytelling to Build Emotional, Social and Academic Skills across the Primary Curriculum

Jennifer M Fox Eades

Fox Eades shows how storytelling is a crucial element of children's education that can enrich the school curriculum and encourage social and thinking skills. She discusses the different kinds of story that are useful in the classroom, and explores the impact of individual and group dynamics on the telling and reception of these stories. more »

2005, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-304-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: child development, child psychology, educational psychology, special education, storymaking

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