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Children at Their Best

Understanding and Using the Five Elements to Develop Children's Full Potential for Parents, Teachers, and Therapists

Karin Kalbantner-Wernicke and Bettye Jo Wray-Fears
With Thomas Wernicke

Understanding child development through the prism of the Five Elements adds an exciting new dimension to western thinking on the nurture of children. It can not only explain patterns of behaviour in a new and helpful way, but suggest approaches and methods to help children, and groups of children, become more balanced and therefore happier, more resilient, and more open to learning and new experience.

2014, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-118-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 344pp

Keywords: alternative therapies, anxiety, child development, children, Chinese medicine, complementary medicine, complementary therapies, five elements, meridians, movement, parenting, pastoral care, psychiatry, psychology, Qi, qigong, self esteem, traditional Chinese medicine

New! 101 Tips for Parents of Children with Autism

101 Tips for Parents of Children with Autism

Effective Solutions for Everyday Challenges

Arnold Miller and Theresa Smith

Based on the principles of the Miller Method, this book is a practical, how-to guide filled with quick, effective tips for dealing with issues such as tantrums, inappropriate behaviour, lack of focus and communication, toilet training and developing friendships in children with autism. more »

2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-960-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 224pp

Keywords: augmentative communication, autism, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, communication, families, intellectual disabilities, life skills, movement, occupational therapy, parenting, play, resilience, sensory issues, sensory stimulation, social skills, speech and language pathology, toilet training

Achieving Best Behavior for Children with Developmental Disabilities

Achieving Best Behavior for Children with Developmental Disabilities

A Step-By-Step Workbook for Parents and Carers

Pamela Lewis

This workbook is designed for parents of children with developmental disabilities. It offers step-by-step instructions for drawing up and implementing behaviour plans that successfully address and improve challenging behaviours. The book is full of checklists and activities to monitor and assess behaviours and track a child's development. more »

2005, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-809-2, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 160pp

Keywords: ADHD, anger management, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, children, counselling, intellectual disabilities, occupational therapy, parenting, sensory issues, social skills

ADHD - Living without Brakes

ADHD - Living without Brakes

Martin L. Kutscher MD
Illustrated by Douglas Puder, M.D.

This concise book contains everything that parents and professionals need to know about ADHD. The author describes the spectrum of ADHD, the co-occurring symptoms, and common difficulties that parents face. The rest of the book focuses on solutions. The concluding chapter summarizes the information covered. more »

2008, Hardback: £29.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-873-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp
2009, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-816-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, challenging behaviour, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, parenting, special education

The Adolescent with Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (DCD)

The Adolescent with Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (DCD)

Amanda Kirby

Kirby addresses the main difficulties encountered by adolescents with DCD, including building relationships and coping with secondary school. She provides practical ideas on how individuals can tackle these difficulties, making this book an essential resource for adolescents with DCD, as well as parents, teachers and health professionals. more »

2003, Paperback: £15.99/ $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-178-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: adolescence, developmental coordination disorder, dyspraxia, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, parenting, special education

New! Adopted Like Me

Adopted Like Me

My Book of Adopted Heroes

Ann Angel
Illustrated by Marc Thomas

Adopted Like Me is a children's picture book that tells the stories of famous and inspirational people, all of whom were adopted. Read about great musicians like Bo Diddley, politicians like Nelson Mandela, stars like Marilyn Monroe as well as inventors, athletes, a princess skilled in judo and fencing, and many more. more »

2013, Hardback: £11.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-935-0, 246 x 189mm , 48pp

Keywords: adoption, children, counselling, education, fostering, looked after children, parenting, pastoral care, social care, social work

Adoption is a Family Affair!

Adoption is a Family Affair!

What Relatives and Friends Must Know

Patricia Irwin Johnston

This book is packed with everything you need to know if a friend or family member is going to adopt or has adopted a child. Answering questions on how adoption works, how kids understand adoption as they grow up, what your role will be, and more, it will help to encourage informed, happy and healthy family relationships. more »

2012, Paperback: £10.99/ $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-895-7, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 152pp

Keywords: adoption, advocacy, children, counselling, emotions, families, looked after children, parenting, relationships, social work

New! All About Drugs and Young People

All About Drugs and Young People

Essential Information and Advice for Parents and Professionals

Julian Cohen

From the effects of drugs and drug laws to how best to support young people, this book is packed with information and guidance to help you understand drugs and how and why young people use them. As well as practical advice and up-to-date information, the book has a drugs glossary which includes the newest drugs such as legal highs. more »

2014, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-427-0, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 304pp

Keywords: addiction, adolescence, alcohol, counselling, drugs, parenting, pastoral care, probation, PSHE, social work, substance abuse, teenagers, youthwork

All Dogs Have ADHD

All Dogs Have ADHD

Kathy Hoopmann

All Dogs Have ADHD takes an inspiring and affectionate look at Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), using images and ideas from the canine world. Charming colour photographs of dogs bring to life familiar ADHD characteristics such as being restless and excitable, getting easily distracted, and acting on impulse. more »

2008, Hardback: £9.99/ $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-651-7, 210mm x 210mm / 8.25in x 8.25in, 72pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, autism, challenging behaviour, child psychology, children, counselling, educational psychology, educational training, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, parenting, PSHE, self esteem, special education, speech and language therapy

Alphabet Kids - From ADD to Zellweger Syndrome

Alphabet Kids - From ADD to Zellweger Syndrome

A Guide to Developmental, Neurobiological and Psychological Disorders for Parents and Professionals

Robbie Woliver

Alphabet Kids have disorders that are often concurrent, interconnected or mistaken for one another: for example, the frequent combination of ASD, OCD, SID and ADHD. Woliver covers 70 childhood disorders, providing information on causes, cures, treatments and prognoses. Chapters include a list of signs and symptoms, and true-life stories. more »

2008, Hardback: £39.99/ $44.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-880-1, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 480pp
2010, Paperback: £18.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-822-3, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 480pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, anger management, Asperger syndrome, autism, bipolar disorder, cerebral palsy, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, developmental coordination disorder, disability, Down's syndrome, dyslexia, dyspraxia, epilepsy, high functioning autism, hyperlexia, inclusive classroom, intellectual disabilities, nonverbal learning disabilities, obsessive compulsive disorder, occupational therapy, parenting, pervasive developmental disorder, seizures, special education, speech and language therapy, tics, tourettes

Art as an Early Intervention Tool for Children with Autism

Art as an Early Intervention Tool for Children with Autism

Nicole Martin

The book is packed with suggestions for providing art therapy for children with autism, covering topics such as the materials required, safety issues, how to set up a workspace, and managing difficult behaviour. Nicole Martin is a qualified art therapist specializing in working with children with autism, and she also has a brother with autism. more »

2009, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-807-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: art therapy, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, early intervention, inclusive classroom, messy play, occupational therapy, parenting, sensory issues, special education

The Asperger Children's Toolkit

The Asperger Children's Toolkit

Francis Musgrave

Likeable characters guide children with AS aged approximately 8-13 through common areas of difficulty, from anxiety and sensory overload to friendship and social situations. By working through the activities and tools with an adult, children with AS will learn to build upon their strengths and develop strategies for coping with areas of difficulty. more »

2012, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-293-1, 216mm x 279.4mm / 8.5in x 11in, 72pp

Keywords: anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, carers, child development, child psychology, children, high functioning autism, life skills, parenting, sensory issues, social skills

Asperger Syndrome and Bullying

Asperger Syndrome and Bullying

Strategies and Solutions

Nick Dubin

The author describes the bullying behavior he and other individuals have experienced, and the effect this has had on their lives. He outlines the reasons for bullying behavior and the danger of persistent recurrence if it remains unchecked, as well as the critical importance of "involving the bystander". more »

2007, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-846-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, child psychology, counselling, education, educational psychology, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, parenting, PSHE, special education

Asperger Syndrome in the Family

Asperger Syndrome in the Family

Redefining Normal

Liane Holliday Willey

Through personal vignettes, frank discussions and practical suggestions for dealing with everything from major to minor Aspie challenges, Liane, her husband and their three daughters bravely open their home to their readers, inviting them to look behind the curtains at their version of Aspie life. more »

2001, Paperback: £15.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-873-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, counselling, families, high functioning autism, parenting

Asperger Syndrome in Young Children

Asperger Syndrome in Young Children

A Developmental Approach for Parents and Professionals

Laurie Leventhal-Belfer and Cassandra Coe

The authors provide a diagnostic model based on assessment of the child in contrast to 'neurotypical' children, considering relationships at home, school or in care. They show how to develop early intervention strategies and aid parents, teachers and mental health professionals in making informed decisions to nurture the development of AS children. more »

2004, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-748-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, early intervention, occupational therapy, parenting

The Asperkid's (Secret) Book of Social Rules

The Asperkid's (Secret) Book of Social Rules

The Handbook of Not-So-Obvious Social Guidelines for Tweens and Teens with Asperger Syndrome

Jennifer Cook O'Toole
Illustrated by Brian Bojanowski

The Asperkid's (Secret) Book of Social Rules offers witty insights into baffling social codes such as making and keeping friends, and common conversation pitfalls. Ideal for all 10-17 year olds with Asperger syndrome, this book provides inside information on over thirty social rules helping Asperkids to navigate the mysterious world around them. more »

2012, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-915-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 280pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, high functioning autism, parenting, teenagers

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