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New! Parents Have the Power to Make Special Education Work

Parents Have the Power to Make Special Education Work

An Insider Guide

Judith Canty Graves and Carson Graves

Written by parents who have been through the US special education system, this book cuts through the jargon to provide other parents with a no-nonsense road map full of valuable first-hand insights and tried-and-tested advice. more »

2013, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-970-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, adolescence, advocacy, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, disability, Down's syndrome, education, high functioning autism, intellectual disabilities, law, parenting, special education, teenagers

Grandparenting a Child with Special Needs

Grandparenting a Child with Special Needs

Charlotte E. Thompson M.D.

This book provides guidance on how to grandparent a child with special needs and give parents the added support they need. From coming to terms with a diagnosis, to helping with the transition from adolescence to adulthood, the book gives clear advice on grandparenting a child with special needs throughout their life. more »

2009, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-906-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, challenging behaviour, children, counselling, disability, Down's syndrome, dyslexia, dyspraxia, families, high functioning autism, hyperlexia, intellectual disabilities, nonverbal learning disabilities, parenting, special education, tics, tourettes

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

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

Supportive Parenting

Supportive Parenting

Becoming an Advocate for your Child with Special Needs

Jan Starr Campito

When Jan Campito entered the world of special needs, she trusted the experts to tell her what was wrong, and how to proceed to help her children. As she realized that no one else was stepping in to obtain appropriate help, she decided to take on that responsibility. Here Jan shares some of her experiences and what she has learnt in the process. more »

2007, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-851-1, royal, 256pp

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

Mothering Special Needs

Mothering Special Needs

A Different Maternal Journey

Anna Karin Kingston

With personal accounts from mothers themselves, this book encourages women who have children with special needs to recognize and express their own aspirations and needs for self-fulfilment. It addresses the social construction of motherhood, discussing issues such as mother-blame in the context of raising a child with a learning disability. more »

2007, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-543-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, challenging behaviour, child protection, children, disability, Down's syndrome, dyspraxia, emotions, families, high functioning autism, hyperlexia, parenting

Building a Joyful Life with your Child who has Special Needs

Building a Joyful Life with your Child who has Special Needs

Nancy J. Whiteman and Linda Roan-Yager

This book considers the challenges of caring for children with physical, developmental and mental health disorders and proposes methods such as learning to see events through your child's own eyes, celebrating their strengths and achievements and recognising how others can help your child. more »

2006, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-841-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, bipolar disorder, cerebral palsy, challenging behaviour, children, developmental coordination disorder, disability, Down's syndrome, dyslexia, dyspraxia, epilepsy, high functioning autism, hyperlexia, intellectual disabilities, obsessive compulsive disorder, parenting, pervasive developmental disorder, tics, tourettes

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

Surviving the Special Educational Needs System

Surviving the Special Educational Needs System

How to be a ‘Velvet Bulldozer'

Sandy Row

Row illustrates how the special educational needs system works and empowers parents to demand help for children with special needs. This practical book challenges the theoretical established literature on SEN, providing an accessible and effective resource for those needing advice on their rights to services and help for their children. more »

2004, Paperback: £15.99/ $27.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-262-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, autism, challenging behaviour, children, Down's syndrome, dyspraxia, emotions, families, high functioning autism, hyperlexia, parenting, special education, tics, tourettes

Stepping Out

Stepping Out

Using Games and Activities to Help Your Child with Special Needs

Sarah Newman

Stepping Out provides parents and carers with practical advice, and fun games and activities to improve a child's skills in the six areas of development: cognitive; physical; sensory; language; social and emotional. The book also outlines the stages of child development so parents can place their child's progress in context. more »

2003, Paperback: £18.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-110-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 368pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, children, Down's syndrome, dyspraxia, emotions, families, high functioning autism, hyperlexia, nonverbal learning disabilities, parenting, play, play therapy, social skills

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