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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

Equipping Young People to Choose Non-Violence

Equipping Young People to Choose Non-Violence

A Violence Reduction Programme to Understand Violence, Its Effects, Where it Comes From and How to Prevent It

Gerry Heery

This 12 session photocopiable programme is designed to help young people aged 10+ to reduce their violent and aggressive behaviour. Grounded in restorative justice principles, it encourages them to take responsibility for their behaviour, helps them recognize the effects of their actions, and teaches them conflict resolution skills. more »

2011, Paperback: £20.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-265-8, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 144pp

Keywords: adolescence, challenging behaviour, counselling, education, offenders, pastoral care, probation, restorative justice, social work, teenagers, violence, youthwork

Friendship and Other Weapons

Friendship and Other Weapons

Group Activities to Help Young Girls Aged 5-11 to Cope with Bullying

Signe Whitson

Bullying in girls aged 5-11 is a widespread yet under-recognized problem, and commonly relates to issues of friendship and peer pressure. This complete, ready-to-use curriculum of group sessions uses discussion, activities and role-play games to help girls learn to stand up to bullying and to develop constructive and fulfilling friendships. more »

2011, Paperback: £20.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-875-9, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 176pp

Keywords: bullying, child psychology, children, counselling, education, emotions, pastoral care, relationships, self esteem, social work, violence, youthwork

Talking About Death and Bereavement in School

Talking About Death and Bereavement in School

How to Help Children Aged 4 to 11 to Feel Supported and Understood

Ann Chadwick

This short, easy to read book offers simple but important advice and guidance for school teachers and staff on what to do when a child is grieving. It includes advice on explaining death to children, insights into how children may be feeling and how they may react, and ways in which they can be supported. more »

2011, Paperback: £12.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-246-7, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 80pp

Keywords: bereavement, children, counselling, death, education, grief, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, pastoral care, trauma

Trueman Bradley - Aspie Detective

Trueman Bradley - Aspie Detective

Alexei Maxim Russell

Trueman Bradley comes to New York City to fulfil his dream. When he is told a guy with Asperger's Syndrome could never be a successful private detective, he uses his talent for mathematics and, with the help of new friends and some amazing inventions, sets out to prove to everyone that he has the makings of a world class detective. more »

2011, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-262-7, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 304pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, fiction, pastoral care, special education, teenagers

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

Embracing Asperger's

Embracing Asperger's

A Primer for Parents and Professionals

Richard Bromfield PhD

Offering rich insights into what Asperger's is like for the child, this compassionate book will empower parents and teachers, enabling them to nurture the child's strengths and work towards a happy and promising future. The book is packed with strategies, insights, and points to remember in order to address common areas of difficulty. more »

2011, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-818-6, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 176pp

Keywords: adolescence, anger management, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, bullying, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, children, cognitive behavioural therapy, communication, counselling, depression, education, emotions, families, gifted and talented, giftedness, mental health, mental illness, occupational therapy, parenting, pastoral care, play, relationships, resilience, savants, school phobia, self esteem, sensory issues, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy, teenagers, transitions

Games and Activities for Exploring Feelings with Children

Games and Activities for Exploring Feelings with Children

Giving Children the Confidence to Navigate Emotions and Friendships

Vanessa Rogers

This is a fun resource designed to help children aged 7-13 get thinking and talking about their feelings and the issues affecting their lives. Activities surrounding issues such as peer relationships and friendships, bullying, offending, participation and citizenship are designed to build self-esteem, raise aspirations and increase motivation. more »

2011, Paperback: £16.99/ $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-222-1, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 128pp

Keywords: bullying, children, communication, counselling, education, pastoral care, play, relationships, self esteem, social work, youthwork

How to Be Angry

How to Be Angry

An Assertive Anger Expression Group Guide for Kids and Teens

Signe Whitson

This group program provides step-by-step guidelines for building anger management and assertive emotional expression skills through tailored lessons, group activities and thought-provoking discussions. Suitable for use with children and teenagers aged 5 - 18, this resource will help children to overcome self-destructive patterns of behaviour. more »

2011, Paperback: £20.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-867-4, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 216pp

Keywords: adolescence, anger management, bullying, challenging behaviour, children, counselling, education, pastoral care, social work, teenagers, youthwork

Asperger Syndrome - What Teachers Need to Know

Asperger Syndrome - What Teachers Need to Know

Second Edition

Matt Winter
With Clare Lawrence

This book gives a summary of up-to-date information on AS, describing the characteristics to look out for, and offering simple strategies for adapting to the educational needs of students with AS. Packed with practical advice, it answers key questions such as 'Am I qualified to teach this child?' and 'How can I help the pupil with AS to learn?' more »

2011, Paperback: £11.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-203-0, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, children, education, educational psychology, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, occupational therapy, pastoral care, special education

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

The Yellow Book of Games and Energizers

The Yellow Book of Games and Energizers

Playful Group Activities for Exploring Identity, Community, Emotions and More!

Jayaraja and Erwin Tielemans

The book is a collection of tried and tested games for use in workshops, youth groups and the classroom. With clear instructions, delightful illustrations and discussion ideas for every game, this book makes it easy to encourage everyone from age 6 to 86 to think for themselves, use their imagination, and interact positively with those around them. more »

2011, Paperback: £20.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-192-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 272pp

Keywords: adolescence, child psychology, children, communication, education, mainstream education, occupational therapy, pastoral care, play, PSHE, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy, teenagers, youthwork

Rising Above Bullying

Rising Above Bullying

From Despair to Recovery

Carrie Herbert and Rosemary Hayes
Illustrated by Roxana de Rond

This book tells the stories of eight children who have experienced extreme bullying and then found their way to recovery at a Red Balloon Learner Centre - a place for children to continue their education and recover their feelings of self-worth. Their stories highlight common issues behind bullying such as weight, sexuality, race and religion. more »

2011, Paperback: £13.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-123-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: bullying, children, counselling, education, educational psychology, families, mainstream education, pastoral care, self esteem, social work, teenagers, youthwork

From Home to School with Autism

From Home to School with Autism

How to Make Inclusion a Success

K.I. Al-Ghani and Lynda Kenward
Illustrated by Haitham Al-Ghani

This book arms schools with essential information, strategies and resources that will help to make early schooldays an enjoyable experience for young children on the spectrum. Constructive suggestions, such as introducing visual schedules and accommodating sensory issues, will help children with ASD to feel comfortable in school. more »

2011, Paperback: £20.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-169-9, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 112pp

Keywords: anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, child psychology, children, communication, early intervention, education, educational psychology, families, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, pastoral care, self esteem, sensory issues, social skills, social stories, special education, transitions

Speech in Action

Speech in Action

Interactive Activities Combining Speech Language Pathology and Adaptive Physical Education

America X Gonzalez, Lois Jean Brady and Jim Elliott

Speech in Action is an innovative approach to learning that combines simple techniques from speech and language pathology with physical exercises that have been designed to meet the individual child's particular needs and abilities. This practical workbook describes the approach, and contains 90 fully-photocopiable lesson plans. more »

2011, Paperback: £21.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-846-9, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 160pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, communication, dance and movement therapy, disability, education, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy, parenting, pastoral care, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

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