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Dasha's Journal

Dasha's Journal

A Cat Reflects on Life, Catness and Autism

T.O. Daria

Just a few weeks old, Dasha the cat found herself in a family with an autistic child. The feline perspective provides a new outlook on autism conditions, challenging long established stereotypes and analysing controversies in the field with an unbiased attitude and humour. more »

2008, Paperback: £12.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-586-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 176pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, fiction, psychology

Living with Emetophobia

Living with Emetophobia

Coping with Extreme Fear of Vomiting

Nicolette Heaton-Harris

Emetophobia, the fear of vomiting, can affect just about every aspect of sufferer's life, from everyday considerations to matters that involve making huge, potentially devastating decisions. The author suggests strategies for coping with the high levels of anxiety that are intrinsic to the phobia, as well as pre-empting and avoiding anxiety attacks more »

2007, Paperback: £15.99/ $23.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-536-7, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 160pp

Keywords: counselling, memoirs, mental health, psychiatry, psychology

Touch and Go Joe

Touch and Go Joe

An Adolescent's Experience of OCD

Joe Wells

As many as 2 in every 100 people suffer from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and 16-year-old Joe Wells is one of them. Here, he tells the story of his battle with OCD from its insidious beginnings at age 9 and increasingly intrusive symptoms, to diagnosis at age 12. This book is packed with advice and coping strategies. more »

2006, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-391-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp

Keywords: adolescence, child psychiatry, child psychology, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, memoirs, mental health, obsessive compulsive disorder, occupational therapy, parenting, pastoral care, psychiatry, psychology, social work, special education

Asperger's Syndrome and High Achievement

Asperger's Syndrome and High Achievement

Some Very Remarkable People

Ioan James

This fascinating collection identifies famous figures from the past whose behaviour suggests they may have had autism, a disorder that was not defined until the mid-20th century. James looks at the lives of 20 individuals - scientists, artists, politicians and philosophers - examining their interests, successes, indifferences and shortcomings. more »

2005, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-388-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, memoirs, psychiatry, psychology

A Toss of the Dice

A Toss of the Dice

Stories from a Pediatrician's Practice

Natasha T. Hays

Natasha T. Hays uses stories from her paediatric practice to illustrate the challenges faced by children with different types of special needs, including autism, bipolar disorder, genetic syndromes, cerebral palsy, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and giftedness. more »

2004, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-788-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy, children, dyspraxia, emotions, families, fiction, health care, high functioning autism, hyperlexia, memoirs, nonverbal learning disabilities, parenting, psychology, tics, tourettes

Fragile Success

Ten Autistic Children, Childhood to Adulthood
2nd edition

Virginia Walker Sperry, M.A.

This book presents 10 longitudinal case studies of individuals with autism and discusses the nature of childhood autism and teaching children with autism. It provides the test results and information about the subjects' lives, the quality of their lives at the end of the study, what kinds of jobs they held, and the social interactions they had. more »

2001, Paperback: £19.99
ISBN: 978-1-85302-955-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Keywords: autism, child psychology, children, educational psychology, memoirs, occupational therapy, psychology, special education

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