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A Special Kind of Brain

Living with Nonverbal Learning Disability

Nancy Russell Burger

Sharing the experience of bringing up a child with nonverbal learning disability (NLD), this warm and accessible book offers advice on subjects ranging across diagnosis and therapy, children's interaction with each other, suitable activities for a child with NLD and how to discuss NLD with children. An essential guide, this book will reassure, advise and inform parents and professionals who work with children with NLD.

2004, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-762-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: children, inclusive classroom, nonverbal learning disabilities, parenting, special education

First Steps in Intervention with Your Child with Autism

First Steps in Intervention with Your Child with Autism

Frameworks for Communication

Phil Christie, Elizabeth Newson, Wendy Prevezer and Susie Chandler
Illustrated by Pamela Venus

This book addresses communication and language development of children with autism, from teaching non-verbal communication such as pointing, to moving towards spoken language. It champions initial intervention at an early stage of communication, but the many practical ideas and strategies can be applied to children of school age. more »

2009, Paperback: £12.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-011-1, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 208pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, child psychology, children, communication, families, high functioning autism, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy, parenting, play, play therapy, sensory issues, social skills, speech and language therapy

Effective Communication

Effective Communication

A Workbook for Social Care Workers

Suzan Collins

Supporting people with a variety of difficulties including hearing loss, impaired speech, visual impairment, dementia and learning disabilities requires a range of communication skills. This book will provide workers with the ability to enable adults with limited or no verbal communication skills to make decisions, and to express themselves. more »

2009, Paperback: £14.99/ $27.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-927-3, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 112pp

Keywords: dementia, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy, older people, social work

Reflecting On and Developing Your Practice

Reflecting On and Developing Your Practice

A Workbook for Social Care Workers

Suzan Collins

Working in residential or domiciliary settings involves a continuing process of learning. Every day, social care workers face challenges that force them to think about what they do and how they do it. This is an interactive workbook providing social care workers with guidance on how to improve your knowledge through training and development. more »

2009, Paperback: £14.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-930-3, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 64pp

Keywords: adults, autism, dementia, intellectual disabilities, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy, older people, social care, social work

Fun with Messy Play

Fun with Messy Play

Ideas and Activities for Children with Special Needs

Tracey Beckerleg

This activity book heightens the sensory perception of children with special needs through the imaginative use of everyday 'messy' materials like baked beans, condensed milk, jelly or glue. The activities in this book help to improve co-ordination, communicative and cognitive abilities, as well as their self-esteem and social skills. more »

2008, Paperback: £12.99/ $20.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-641-8, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 160pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, education, inclusive classroom, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy, parenting, play therapy, sensory issues, special education

Small Steps Forward

Small Steps Forward

Using Games and Activities to Help Your Pre-School Child with Special Needs
2nd edition

Sarah Newman
Illustrated by Jeanie Mellersh

This new edition of an award-winning book includes up-to-date research and practice, providing parents and carers with a host of ideas to encourage their child's development. The games and activities use toys and materials which most children will already have, and involve no special preparation. They are also fun to play. more »

2008, Paperback: £13.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-693-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, developmental coordination disorder, Down's syndrome, dyspraxia, families, high functioning autism, hyperlexia, intellectual disabilities, nonverbal learning disabilities, parenting, social work, special education, tics, tourettes

Making Sense of Children's Thinking and Behavior

Making Sense of Children's Thinking and Behavior

A Step-by-Step Tool for Understanding Children with NLD, Asperger's, HFA, PDD-NOS, and other Neurological Differences

Leslie Holzhauser-Peters and Leslie True

This book offers a tool for understanding children with neurological differences. Often, the child's actions are misunderstood and, consequently, they are unfairly punished. The authors' Systematic Tool for Analyzing Thinking (STAT) provides a step-by-step method for understanding a child's behavior by revealing the thought processes behind it. more »

2008, Paperback: £16.99/ $23.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-888-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 192pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, communication, educational psychology, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy, pervasive developmental disorder, special education, speech and language therapy

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

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

Helping Children with Nonverbal Learning Disabilities to Flourish

Helping Children with Nonverbal Learning Disabilities to Flourish

A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Marilyn Martin

Martin presents a comprehensive developmental profile of children with NLD. She helps parents and professionals to identify learners with NLD and insure they receive early intervention. Offering practical advice on NLD at home and at school, she describes step-by-step interventions for improving a range of skills from penmanship to social acumen. more »

2007, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-858-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: children, inclusive classroom, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy, parenting, social skills, special education, speech and language therapy

Raising NLD Superstars

Raising NLD Superstars

What Families with Nonverbal Learning Disabilities Need to Know about Nurturing Confident, Competent Kids

Marcia Brown Rubinstien

The author shares her experiences of life as the parent of a child with NLD with humanity and humour. She looks not only at day to day practicalities such as making meal times easier for all the family and reaching compromises on inappropriate clothing choices but also at the long-term plan for independence. more »

2004, Paperback: £13.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-770-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, children, emotions, families, nonverbal learning disabilities, parenting

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: £22.99/ $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

Employment for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome or Non-Verbal Learning Disability

Employment for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome or Non-Verbal Learning Disability

Stories and Strategies

Yvona Fast

Most people with Non-Verbal Learning Disorder or AS are underemployed. This book sets out to change this. With practical advice on everything from job hunting to interview techniques, from 'fitting in' in the workplace to whether or not to disclose a diagnosis, this book guides people with NLD or AS successfully through the employment mine field. more »

2004, Paperback: £17.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-766-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 336pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, employment, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy

Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities

Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities

Characteristics, Diagnosis and Treatment within an Educational Setting

Marieke Molenaar-Klumper

The author provides an overview of the opinions expressed about NLD. She describes the cognitive, psychometric, socio-emotional and visual aspects, and also discusses how it can be diagnosed and how it associates itself with other conditions. She concludes by suggesting practical treatment strategies that can be applied at home and in school. more »

2002, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-066-9, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 112pp

Keywords: educational psychology, inclusive classroom, nonverbal learning disabilities, special education

The People in a Girl's Life

The People in a Girl's Life

How to Find Them, Better Understand Them and Keep Them

Martha Kate Downey and Kate Noelle Downey

Presented as a series of letters between daughter and mother, the authors openly discuss the problems that occur when young women struggle to gain the skills and understanding necessary to live happily with the people in their lives. This book provides an insight into problems that many adolescent girls with intellectual disabilities face today. more »

2002, Paperback: £13.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-707-1, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp

Keywords: ADHD, adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, communication, Down's syndrome, families, nonverbal learning disabilities, parenting, pervasive developmental disorder, relationships, social skills

Relationship Development Intervention 2 volume set

Designed for children between the ages of two and eight, this set of enjoyable activities emphasizes foundation skills such as social referencing, regulating behaviour, conversational reciprocity and synchronized actions. The authors include objectives to plan and evaluate a child's progress, each one related to a specific exercise. more »

2002, Set: £39.99/ $63.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-720-0, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, early intervention, education, educational psychology, inclusive classroom, nonverbal learning disabilities, social skills, special education

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