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Special Brothers and Sisters

Special Brothers and Sisters

Stories and Tips for Siblings of Children with Special Needs, Disability or Serious Illness

Edited by Annette Hames and Monica McCaffrey

This is a collection of real-life accounts from the siblings of children with special needs, disability or serious illness, ranging from 3 - 18 years old. They explain, in their own words, what it's like to live with their siblings. These stories come with related tips to help siblings deal with some of the things that happen in their family lives. more »

2005, Paperback: £10.99/ $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-383-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 96pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, child protection, children, disability, Down's syndrome, dyspraxia, emotions, high functioning autism, nonverbal learning disabilities, parenting, tics, tourettes

Conduct Disorder and Behavioural Parent Training

Conduct Disorder and Behavioural Parent Training

Research and Practice

Dermot O'Reilly

This book provides an introduction to conduct disorder and the individual, familial and social factors that influence the development of persistent antisocial behaviour. The book shows how behavioural parent training and applied behaviour analysis can help professionals work with parents to continue improving their child's behaviour. more »

2005, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-163-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: applied behaviour analysis, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, child protection, child psychology, children, counselling, families, occupational therapy, parenting, social work

Enhancing Self-Esteem

Enhancing Self-Esteem

A Self-Esteem Training Package for Individuals with Disabilities

Nick Hagiliassis and Hrepsime Gulbenkoglu

This book meets the needs of adults with disabilities. It is a comprehensive resource providing relevant, cognitively-suitable and age-appropriate information and exercises to aid trainers working with adults with physical and multiple disabilities, and is suitable for people with mild intellectual disability and severe communication impairment. more »

2005, Paperback: £35.00/ $59.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-353-0, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 208pp

Keywords: counselling, disability, self esteem

Music Therapy and Neurological Rehabilitation

Music Therapy and Neurological Rehabilitation

Performing Health

Edited by David Aldridge

The authors show that where neuro-degenerative disease restricts movement, communication and thought processes and impairs the sense of self, music therapy is an effective intervention in neurological rehabilitation, successfully restoring the performance of identity within which clients can recognise themselves. more »

2005, Paperback: £19.95/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-302-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: brain injury, dementia, health care, music therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy

Deinstitutionalization and People with Intellectual Disabilities

Deinstitutionalization and People with Intellectual Disabilities

In and Out of Institutions

Edited by Kelley Johnson and Rannveig Traustadottir

This collection of personal and professional perspectives addresses the key steps towards deinstitutionalization as they have been experienced by people with intellectual disabilities: living inside total institutions, moving out, living in the community and moving on to new forms of both institutionalization and community life. more »

2005, Paperback: £19.95/ $37.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-101-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 296pp

Keywords: intellectual disabilities, social policy, social work

Person Centred Planning and Care Management with People with Learning Disabilities

Person Centred Planning and Care Management with People with Learning Disabilities

Edited by Paul Cambridge and Steven Carnaby

This timely book provides a reflective analysis of person centred planning for people with learning disabilities, complementing policy initiatives that focus on individualised planning and service user involvement. Drawing on practical experience and research findings, the contributors explore policy and practice issues. more »

2005, Paperback: £19.95/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-131-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: intellectual disabilities, social policy, social work

Supporting Children in Public Care in Schools

Supporting Children in Public Care in Schools

A Resource for Trainers of Teachers, Carers and Social Workers

John Holland and Catherine Randerson

This is a training package designed for delivery to all professionals supporting young people who are in public care. Based on collaborative multi-agency and multi-professional work with psychologists, teachers and social workers, the training pack includes photocopiable material and instructions for more than a dozen training sessions. more »

2005, Paperback: £35.00/ $65.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-325-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 144pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychology, children, community care, counselling, education, mental health, palliative care, social work

Reducing Stress-related Behaviours in People with Dementia

Reducing Stress-related Behaviours in People with Dementia

Care-based Therapy

Chris Bonner

This practical book provides simple ways to reduce stress-related behaviours in people with dementia. The author suggests strategies for managing problems with feeding, bathing, toileting and sleep, looks at how to understand and cope with wandering, agitation and inappropriate sexual activity, and discusses ways of defusing aggressive behaviour. more »

2005, Paperback: £15.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-349-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 96pp

Keywords: adults, dementia, health care, occupational therapy, psychology, residential care

Understanding Drug Issues

Understanding Drug Issues

A Photocopiable Resource Workbook
2nd edition

David Emmett and Graeme Nice

This fully updated edition of a successful resource succeeds in engaging and involving young people where many other methods of drugs education have failed to make a lasting impact. The range of 30 original exercises in this resource is designed to expand and challenge participants' understanding of the issues surrounding illegal drug use. more »

2005, Paperback: £35.00/ $69.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-350-9, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 160pp

Keywords: adolescence, child protection, counselling, drugs, families, offenders, social work, substance abuse, youthwork

Understanding How Asperger Children and Adolescents Think and Learn

Understanding How Asperger Children and Adolescents Think and Learn

Creating Manageable Environments for AS Students

Paula Jacobsen

Jacobsen provides an inside view of how AS pupils perceive and understand what goes on in the classroom, and how they are perceived by fellow pupils and teachers. She adopts a pragmatic approach to improving communication in the classroom and offers practical strategies to increase mutual understanding and create a supportive learning environment. more »

2005, Paperback: £15.99/ $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-804-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 120pp

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

A Safe Place for Caleb

A Safe Place for Caleb

An Interactive Book for Kids, Teens and Adults with Issues of Attachment, Grief, Loss or Early Trauma

Kathleen A. Chara and Paul J. Chara, Jr.
Illustrated by J.M. Berns

The book is aimed to help people who are dealing with attachment problems and aid understanding into such conditions. It follows the experience of a young boy , Caleb, as he encounters difficulties forming and sustaining healthy relationships and presents a summary of current scientific thought on attachment styles and disorders. more »

2005, Paperback: £13.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-799-6, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 128pp

Keywords: adolescence, adoption, attachment, challenging behaviour, child protection, children, emotions, families, fostering, parenting, trauma

Relative Grief

Relative Grief

Parents and children, sisters and brothers, husbands, wives and partners, grandparents and grandchildren talk about their experience of death and grieving

Clare Jenkins and Judy Merry

In this collection of accounts, people share their experiences of losing loved ones through death from natural causes, genetic conditions, accident, suicide and murder. Looking at death from different perspectives, it encourages people to understand their own grief and how those around to them might be affected by what can seem a very private loss. more »

2005, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-257-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: bereavement, counselling, families, grief, memoirs, palliative care

Standing On His Own Two Feet

Standing On His Own Two Feet

A Diary of Dying

Sue Grant

Standing on His Own Two Feet offers an insight into how health care systems serve the terminally ill, the choices faced by families, and ways of providing the best possible care at home and maintaining the patient's dignity until the end. In particular, Sue Grant deals sensitively with the care needs of young adults. more »

2005, Paperback: £21.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-368-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: bereavement, death, mental health, palliative care, social work, trauma

Understanding 12-14-Year-Olds

Understanding 12-14-Year-Olds

Margot Waddell

This book offers helpful advice to parents whose children have reached the turbulent teenage years. From conflict management to issues of bullying, stealing and smoking, it guides parents as their children alternate between maturity and immaturity and develop their own identity. more »

2005, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-367-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 96pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, child development, child protection, education, emotions, families, parenting, psychology

Understanding Sensory Dysfunction

Understanding Sensory Dysfunction

Learning, Development and Sensory Dysfunction in Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, Learning Disabilities and Bipolar Disorder

Polly Godwin Emmons and Liz McKendry Anderson

This book is comprehensive resource for addressing sensory dysfunction in children, using practical strategies to help them reach their full potential at home, school and in the community. Focusing on early intervention, it provides integration activities, assessment and curricular modifications, treatment options and equipment and resources. more »

2005, Paperback: £12.95/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-806-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, bipolar disorder, children, health care, inclusive classroom, intellectual disabilities, occupational therapy, sensory issues, sensory stimulation, special education

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