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Psychological Processes in Deaf Children with Complex Needs

Psychological Processes in Deaf Children with Complex Needs

An Evidence-Based Practical Guide

Lindsey Edwards and Susan Crocker

This book is a concise and authoritative guide for professionals working with deaf children and their families. It draws on the latest evidence to explain the impact of hearing impairment and uses case studies to focus on the key issues for assessment and intervention. It also suggests practical strategies for treatment and development. more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-414-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child psychology, children, counselling, disability, educational psychology, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, special education, speech and language therapy

Caring for Myself

Caring for Myself

A Social Skills Storybook

Christy Gast and Jane Krug
Photographs by Kotoe Laackman

This is an entertaining social skills storybook that will help children with ASDs to understand the importance of taking care of their bodies. Fully illustrated with colour photographs, it sets out fun, simple steps that explain what caring for yourself actually involves – how you can do it, where it is done and why it is important. more »

2007, Hardback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-872-6, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 96pp
2007, Paperback: £12.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-887-0, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 96pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, child protection, children, families, health care, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, parenting, personal hygiene, sensory issues, social skills, social stories, special education

Guiding Your Teenager with Special Needs through the Transition from School to Adult Life

Guiding Your Teenager with Special Needs through the Transition from School to Adult Life

Tools for Parents

Mary Korpi

Korpi recognizes the need for young adults to be included in decisions and discussions about their future. The first part of the book shows how families can adapt everyday routines to develop the young adult's life skills. The second part provides information on support services, and stresses the importance of devising an effective transition plan. more »

2007, Paperback: £15.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-874-0, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, disability, inclusive classroom, intellectual disabilities, mental health, nonverbal learning disabilities, special education, transitions

Autism and Loss

Autism and Loss

Rachel Forrester-Jones and Sarah Broadhurst

Autism and Loss is a complete resource that covers a variety of kinds of loss, including bereavement, loss of friends or staff, loss of home or possessions and loss of health. The resource includes a wealth of factsheets and practical tools that provide formal and informal carers with authoritative, tried and tested guidance. more »

2007, Paperback: £35.00/ $55.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-433-9, US Letter, 208pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, bereavement, counselling, grief, high functioning autism, palliative care, social work

Integrated Yoga

Integrated Yoga

Yoga with a Sensory Integrative Approach

Nicole Cuomo

This book presents basic postures and sequences for children and young people which can be adapted for adults. Cuomo gives practical advice for how to choose appropriate sequences according to the child's particular needs and mood, knowing that yoga will be most beneficial when it is fun! Photographs of each posture supplement the descriptions. more »

2007, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-862-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 104pp

Keywords: ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, dyspraxia, occupational therapy, sensory issues

Understanding Nonverbal Learning Disabilities

Understanding Nonverbal Learning Disabilities

A Common-Sense Guide for Parents and Professionals

Maggie Mamen

This guide offers a complete overview of Nonverbal Learning Disabilities (NLDs) and the wide variety of symptoms that different types of NLD present. Maggie Mamen provides a wealth of practical advice on key skills such as developing written and verbal communication, understanding social clues, managing behaviour, self-regulation and organization. more »

2007, Paperback: £13.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-593-0, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 176pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy, parenting, special education, speech and language therapy

A Self-Determined Future with Asperger Syndrome

A Self-Determined Future with Asperger Syndrome

Solution Focused Approaches

E. Veronica Bliss and Genevieve Edmonds

This book presents an empowering, practical approach to helping people with Asperger Syndrome (AS) to succeed at college, work, home and in life. The authors highlight how treating AS as a 'problem' is unproductive, and advocate a solution focused approach which recognizes and uses the strengths of people with AS to foster mutual respect. more »

2007, Paperback: £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-513-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, counselling, employment, occupational therapy, relationships, supported living

Asperger Syndrome - A Love Story

Asperger Syndrome - A Love Story

Sarah Hendrickx and Keith Newton

Open, honest and upbeat, this book gives personal insight into both the ups and downs of an Asperger relationship. Seeking to challenge the bad press that people with Asperger Syndrome (AS) get as partners, Sarah and Keith tell their story of how they are making it work - and also how they got it wrong - with disarming frankness and humour. more »

2007, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-540-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, counselling, memoirs, relationships

Alone Together

Alone Together

Making an Asperger Marriage Work

Katrin Bentley

Since receiving her husband's diagnosis of AS, Katrin Bentley's marriage has improved substantially. This book shares the struggle of one couple to rescue their marriage. It is uplifting and humorous, and includes plenty of tips to making an Asperger marriage succeed. It offers couples hope, encouragement and strategies for their own marriages. more »

2007, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-537-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 128pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, counselling, fiction, memoirs, relationships

Counselling People on the Autism Spectrum

Counselling People on the Autism Spectrum

A Practical Manual

Katherine Paxton and Irene A. Estay

This manual provides counselling techniques that work for professionals, but also for individuals coping with being on the spectrum themselves, or living with someone with an ASD. It shows how to develop the tools to help people on the spectrum cope with their emotions, anxieties, and confusion about the often overwhelming world around them. more »

2007, Paperback: £15.99/ $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-552-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, counselling

Joey Goes to the Dentist

Joey Goes to the Dentist

Candace Vittorini and Sara Boyer-Quick

Joey explains what to expect during a visit to the dentist - he describes how x-ray machines work, why you need to wear a bib, and lists the different kinds of tools that dentists use. This book will be a source of information for families of children with ASDs or related conditions, and the professionals who work with them, including dentists. more »

2007, Hardback: £9.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-854-2, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 32pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child protection, children, counselling, emotions, families, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, parenting, special education

Sensory Stimulation

Sensory Stimulation

Sensory-Focused Activities for People with Physical and Multiple Disabilities

Susan Fowler

This photocopiable resource provides the reader with a step-by-step approach to organising sensory-focused activities for carers and professionals working with people with physical, multiple or complex disabilities. Importantly, it also presents information on sensory stimulation within a framework that embraces the person's daily environment. more »

2006, Paperback: £35.00/ $55.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-455-1, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 248pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, disability, intellectual disabilities, occupational therapy, sensory issues, sensory stimulation

The Autism Spectrum and Further Education

The Autism Spectrum and Further Education

A Guide to Good Practice

Christine Breakey

Breakey provides practical advice on teaching young adults successfully, emphasising the development of resources and skills for use specifically in FE colleges. She offers strategies for communicating effectively, helping students to manage transition, and understanding and minimising the causes of ASC behaviours. more »

2006, Paperback: £19.99/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-382-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, counselling, education, higher education policy, transitions

Children with Seizures

Children with Seizures

A Guide for Parents, Teachers, and Other Professionals

Martin L. Kutscher MD

This concise, accessible handbook for families, friends and carers of children with seizures provides all the information they need to approach seizures from a position of strength. It discusses types and causes of seizures, what to do during a seizure as well as some of the most common epilepsy syndromes in more detail. more »

2006, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-823-8, crown, 152pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, brain injury, child psychology, children, epilepsy, health care, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, social care, social work, special education

Disorganized Children

Disorganized Children

A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Edited by Samuel M. Stein and Uttom Chowdhury

In this book, psychiatrists, speech, family and occupational therapists and neurodevelopment specialists present a range of behavioural and psychological strategies to help disorganized children improve concentration and performance in the classroom and deal with a variety of behaviour and social interaction difficulties. more »

2006, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-148-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 344pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child protection, child psychology, children, dyspraxia, families, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, parenting, special education, speech and language therapy

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