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Coming soon! The KidsKope Peer Mentoring Programme

The KidsKope Peer Mentoring Programme

A Therapeutic Approach to Help Children and Young People Build Resilience and Deal with Conflict

Nina Wroe and Penny McFarlane

This creative programme trains young people how to mentor younger children, and provides outlines of therapeutic workshops and creative activities to use. Workshops cover issues such as bullying, conflict with parents, change and transitions, and photocopiable activities, such as games, role play and relaxation techniques, are provided. more »

September 2014, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-500-0, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 176pp

Keywords: adolescence, anger management, anxiety, bullying, children, counselling, creativity, divorce, education, educational training, mental health, mindfulness, pastoral care, PSHE, resilience, self esteem, social work, teenagers, youthwork

New! Colour Coding for Learners with Autism

Colour Coding for Learners with Autism

A Resource Book for Creating Meaning through Colour at Home and School

Adele Devine
Illustrated by Quentin Devine

This book explains how colour coding can assist with communication, coping with change, understanding emotions, diversifying diet and reducing anxiety by helping children with autism to generalise lessons already learnt and creating clear visual categories. The CD-ROM provides printable resources to enable colour coding in the classroom and home. more »

2014, Paperback: £23.46 + VAT = £24.98/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-441-6, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 208pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, augmentative communication, autism, challenging behaviour, child psychology, communication, creativity, educational psychology, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, resilience, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

New! How to Get Kids Offline, Outdoors, and Connecting with Nature

How to Get Kids Offline, Outdoors, and Connecting with Nature

200+ Creative activities to encourage self-esteem, mindfulness, and wellbeing

Bonnie Thomas

Enjoying natural surroundings is an effective way to boost creativity, play and wellbeing in children aged 4-13. Full of ideas, activities and exercises, this book provides imaginative ways to inspire young people to cut down their screen time and reboot their connection with nature. more »

2014, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-968-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: child development, child psychology, children, counselling, creative therapies, creativity, mindfulness, occupational therapy, pastoral care, play, PSHE, resilience, self esteem, social work, youthwork

The Healing Forest in Post-Crisis Work with Children

The Healing Forest in Post-Crisis Work with Children

A Nature Therapy and Expressive Arts Program for Groups

Dr Ronen Berger and Mooli Lahad
Illustrated by Igor Kovyar

For the first time in the English language, this book presents the theory behind Nature Therapy as well as guidelines for using it with children who have experienced stress or trauma. A 12-session programme to strengthen coping and resilience is described. A colour storybook for use within the programme is also included. more »

2013, Paperback: £19.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-405-8, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 152pp

Keywords: attachment, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, counselling, creativity, dramatherapy, educational psychology, expressive therapies, grief, interdisciplinary arts therapies, mainstream education, mental health, pastoral care, play, play therapy, resilience, storymaking, trauma

Sandtray Play and Storymaking

Sandtray Play and Storymaking

A Hands-On Approach to Build Academic, Social, and Emotional Skills in Mainstream and Special Education

Sheila Dorothy Smith

Introducing sandtray play and storying into mainstream and special education classrooms can have an extremely enriching impact, encouraging social and emotional growth and creativity in students. This accessible book presents a practical theory of sandtray play and storying and offers invaluable advice about sandtray/narrative workshop setup. more »

2012, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-205-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: arts therapies, child development, child psychology, children, counselling, creative writing as therapy, creativity, education, educational psychology, expressive therapies, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, messy play, play, play therapy, psychology, psychosis, psychotherapy, social skills, special education

Asperkids

Asperkids

An Insider's Guide to Loving, Understanding and Teaching Children with Asperger Syndrome

Jennifer Cook O'Toole

Asperkids is an insider's guide full of effective and fun methods for engaging with children with Asperger Syndrome. Award-winning Aspie, teacher and parent, Jennifer O'Toole discusses theory of mind, communication, sensory difficulties, and how to use a child's special interests to encourage academic, social, and emotional growth. more »

2012, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-902-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, bullying, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, communication, creativity, depression, education, educational psychology, emotions, families, gifted and talented, giftedness, high functioning autism, homeschooling, mental health, obsessive compulsive disorder, occupational therapy, parenting, play, sensory issues, social skills, special education, transitions

Make-Believe Play and Story-Based Drama in Early Childhood

Make-Believe Play and Story-Based Drama in Early Childhood

Let's Pretend!

Carol Woodard
With Carri Milch
Illustrated by Sue Mair

This book presents engaging ways to use drama which will enable young children to interact socially and think creatively. Sections focus on the introduction of dramatic play, how to integrate drama into everyday classroom activities, and the preparation of a child centered story dramatization with a color, picture book insert for classroom use. more »

2012, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-899-5, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 176pp

Keywords: child development, child psychology, children, counselling, creative therapies, creativity, dramatherapy, early intervention, education, educational psychology, expressive therapies, folklore and myth, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, messy play, movement, play, play therapy, special education, storymaking, theatre, yoga

Story Drama in the Special Needs Classroom

Story Drama in the Special Needs Classroom

Step-by-Step Lesson Plans for Teaching through Dramatic Play

Jessica Perich Carleton

Dramatic play can be applied to a diverse range of school subjects and recreational settings and is guaranteed to enhance students' learning and encourage artistic expression. Lesson plans take teachers through every aspect of running fun and engaging story dramas with ways to adapt them to meet the needs of the inclusive or special needs group. more »

2012, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-859-9, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 160pp

Keywords: autism, children, creativity, dramatherapy, education, inclusive classroom, intellectual disabilities, mainstream education, play therapy, sensory stimulation, special education, storymaking

The Big Book of Therapeutic Activity Ideas for Children and Teens

The Big Book of Therapeutic Activity Ideas for Children and Teens

Inspiring Arts-Based Activities and Character Education Curricula

Lindsey Joiner

Packed with creative activity ideas to use with children and teenagers aged 5 and above, this resource builds therapeutic skills such as self-esteem, positive thinking, conflict resolution and anger control. The fun activities use art, music, stories, and films and will provide all those working with children and teenagers with a wealth of ideas. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-865-0, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 256pp

Keywords: art therapy, arts therapies, attachment, child psychology, children, colour therapy, counselling, creative therapies, creativity, education, expressive therapies, interdisciplinary arts therapies, pastoral care, play therapy, PSHE, self esteem, social work, special education, teenagers, youthwork

100 Learning Games for Special Needs with Music, Movement, Sounds and...Silence

100 Learning Games for Special Needs with Music, Movement, Sounds and...Silence

Johanne Hanko

This book provides inspiration and guidance for special education teachers, assistants, parents and carers on how to use lively play ideas to foster learning. Targeting key skills such as listening, self-awareness, movement, creative thinking and relaxation, each game has been developed with the capabilities of children with special needs in mind. more »

2011, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-247-4, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 128pp

Keywords: autism, child development, child psychology, children, communication, creativity, dance and movement therapy, disability, dramatherapy, education, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, music therapy, play, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

Working with Young Men

Working with Young Men

Activities for Exploring Personal, Social and Emotional Issues
2nd edition

Vanessa Rogers

Working with Young Men offers a wealth of positive group activities to engage, motivate and meet the needs of young men. Designed to help them improve their self-esteem and develop leadership skills, this book is full of fun and imaginative activities that explore issues such as anger, peer pressure, risk-taking and emotional health and well-being. more »

2010, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-101-9, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 176pp

Keywords: adolescence, alcohol, anger management, anorexia, anxiety, attachment, bulimia, bullying, challenging behaviour, children, communication, creativity, diet, drugs, eating disorders, education, emotions, families, health care, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, mental health, offenders, pastoral care, personal hygiene, probation, PSHE, relationships, resilience, SEAL, self esteem, self harm, sex education, sexuality, social care, social skills, social stories, social work, special education, substance abuse, teenagers, transitions, trauma, violence, youthwork

Working with Young Women

Working with Young Women

Activities for Exploring Personal, Social and Emotional Issues
2nd edition

Vanessa Rogers

Packed with fun sessions and practical group activities, Working with Young Women presents a multitude of opportunities for young women to build self-esteem, confidence and assertiveness. From art activities to life story work, the author offers ideas for a wide range of projects, games, discussions, drama and role-play to engage and motivate. more »

2010, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-095-1, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 176pp

Keywords: adolescence, alcohol, anger management, anorexia, anxiety, attachment, bulimia, challenging behaviour, children, communication, creativity, diet, drugs, eating disorders, education, emotions, families, health care, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, mental health, offenders, pastoral care, personal hygiene, probation, PSHE, relationships, resilience, SEAL, self esteem, self harm, sex education, sexuality, social care, social skills, social stories, social work, special education, teenagers, transitions, trauma, violence, youthwork

Helping Children to Cope with Change, Stress and Anxiety

Helping Children to Cope with Change, Stress and Anxiety

A Photocopiable Activities Book

Deborah M. Plummer
Illustrated by Alice Harper

Plummer offers over 100 activities aimed at helping children to build emotional resilience. With a mixture of short, snappy activities and longer guided visualizations, these exercises are suitable for use with individuals or groups, and many are appropriate for use with children with complex needs or speech and language difficulties. more »

2010, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-960-0, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 144pp

Keywords: anger management, anxiety, attachment, bereavement, bullying, challenging behaviour, child development, children, communication, counselling, creativity, depression, education, educational training, emotions, families, grief, inclusive classroom, Key Stage 2, mainstream education, mental health, occupational therapy, parenting, pastoral care, play, PSHE, psychology, psychotherapy, relationships, resilience, school phobia, SEAL, self esteem, social skills, social work, special education, speech and language therapy, transitions, youthwork

Helping Children to Build Self-Esteem

Helping Children to Build Self-Esteem

A Photocopiable Activities Book
2nd edition

Deborah M. Plummer
Illustrated by Alice Harper

This activities book will support teaching staff, therapists and carers in encouraging feelings of competence and self-worth in children and their families. It is primarily designed for use with individuals and groups of children aged 7-11, but the ideas can easily be adapted for older and younger children and children with learning difficulties. more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-488-9, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 288pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, child development, child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, counselling, creativity, educational psychology, emotions, psychology, self esteem, social skills, social work

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