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Surviving the Special Educational Needs System

Surviving the Special Educational Needs System

How to be a ‘Velvet Bulldozer'

Sandy Row

Row illustrates how the special educational needs system works and empowers parents to demand help for children with special needs. This practical book challenges the theoretical established literature on SEN, providing an accessible and effective resource for those needing advice on their rights to services and help for their children. more »

2004, Paperback: £15.99/ $27.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-262-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, autism, challenging behaviour, children, Down's syndrome, dyspraxia, emotions, families, high functioning autism, hyperlexia, parenting, special education, tics, tourettes

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

Communicating Partners

Communicating Partners

30 Years of Building Responsive Relationships with Late Talking Children including Autism, Asperger's Syndrome (ASD), Down Syndrome, and Typical Devel

James D. MacDonald

The program focuses on five key stages of communication development - interactive play, nonverbal communication, social language, conversation, and civil behaviour - and five life-long responsive strategies to use every day to build relationships within the child's own world. more »

2004, Paperback: £19.99/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-758-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 336pp

Keywords: ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, children, disability, high functioning autism, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy, parenting, social skills, social work, special education, speech and language therapy

What Did You Say? What Do You Mean?

What Did You Say? What Do You Mean?

An Illustrated Guide to Understanding Metaphors

Jude Welton
Illustrated by Jane Telford

Welton looks at one hundred of the most common figures of speech in this visual workbook designed as a springboard for family and classroom discussions. Each figure of speech is accompanied by an illustration showing its literal meaning, which will help AS children recognize and learn to enjoy metaphors and figurative language. more »

2004, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-207-6, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 128pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, children, communication, education, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, 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

Homeschooling the Child with Asperger Syndrome

Homeschooling the Child with Asperger Syndrome

Real Help for Parents Anywhere and On Any Budget

Lise Pyles

Packed with inspiring ideas and tips that can be used with any curriculum and on any budget, Homeschooling the Child with Asperger Syndrome explains how to design a varied study programme built around the child's own interests, making use of simple material as well as computers and on-line resources. more »

2004, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-761-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, dyspraxia, education, families, high functioning autism, homeschooling, parenting, school phobia, special education

Emotional Healing and Self-Esteem

Emotional Healing and Self-Esteem

Inner-life Skills of Relaxation, Visualisation and Mediation for Children and Adolescents

Mark Pearson

It is a guide that presents a range of accessible personal development exercises for children and adolescents, introducing relaxation, visualisation and meditation skills. There are guidelines for planning, presenting and integrating inner-life skills programs in-group work as well as family and group communication games. more »

2004, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-224-3, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 176pp

Keywords: adolescence, child psychology, children, counselling, education, educational psychology, self esteem, youthwork

Emotional Release for Children

Emotional Release for Children

Repairing the Past, Preparing the Future

Mark Pearson and Patricia Nolan

The book provides methods for helping children and adolescents experiencing depression, fear, grief and unpredictable anger to release such emotional stress and develop their happiness and emotional well being. It includes clear, step-by-step games and exercises for encouraging children's growth of self-awareness and reclaiming of self-esteem. more »

2004, Paperback: £27.99/ $44.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-225-0, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 224pp

Keywords: bereavement, child psychology, counselling, creative therapies, depression, education, educational psychology, emotions, pastoral care, SEAL, self esteem

Succeeding in College with Asperger Syndrome

Succeeding in College with Asperger Syndrome

A student guide

John Harpur, Maria Lawlor and Michael Fitzgerald

This guide provides information to help students with AS prepare successfully for the rites and rituals of studying, interact with staff and fellow students, cope with expectations and pressures, and understand their academic and domestic responsibilities. The authors draw on first hand interviews with AS students and direct clinical experience. more »

2003, Paperback: £14.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-201-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: adolescence, adults, Asperger syndrome, counselling, education, occupational therapy, 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

Different Minds

Different Minds

Gifted Children with AD/HD, Asperger Syndrome, and Other Learning Deficits

Deirdre V. Lovecky

Explaining why certain children are gifted and how giftedness is manifested, each chapter addresses the relevance for children with AD/HD and Asperger Syndrome. Lovecky guides parents and professionals through methods of diagnosis and advises on how best to nurture individual needs, positive behaviour and relationships at home and at school. more »

2003, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-964-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 528pp

Keywords: ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, dyslexia, dyspraxia, educational psychology, giftedness, inclusive classroom, intellectual disabilities, occupational therapy, psychiatry, psychology, special education, speech and language pathology

Just Schools

Just Schools

A Whole School Approach to Restorative Justice

Belinda Hopkins

In this practical handbook Hopkins presents a whole school approach to repairing harm using a variety of means including peer mediation, healing circles and conference circles. She provides clear, practical guidance for group sessions and examines issues and ideas relating to practical skill development for facilitators. more »

2003, Paperback: £24.95/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-132-1, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 208pp

Keywords: children, education, educational psychology, offenders, restorative justice

Social Skills Training

For Children and Adolescents with Asperger Syndrome and Social-Communication Problems

Jed E Baker

Whether it's learning how long one can look at somebody; how to say no to peer pressure; or dealing with sensitive topic - it's all here. In this comprehensive and user-friendly book, the author translates years of experience working with students with Asperger Syndrome and social-communication difficulties. more »

2003, Paperback: £24.95
ISBN: 9781931282208, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

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

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

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, educational psychology, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, special education

School Phobia, Panic Attacks and Anxiety in Children

School Phobia, Panic Attacks and Anxiety in Children

Márianna Csóti

Csóti shows how parents and professionals can help children aged 5 - 16 move away from the negative thoughts and behaviour that contribute to school phobia. She tackles specific problems of bullying, separation anxiety and panic attacks, and provides information on current therapies and medication, and what to do if the child regresses. more »

2003, Paperback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-091-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: anxiety, child psychology, children, counselling, education, educational psychology, occupational therapy, parenting, school phobia, social work

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