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Let's All Listen

Let's All Listen

Songs for Group Work in Settings that Include Students with Learning Difficulties and Autism

Pat Lloyd

Lloyd brings together 46 songs composed or adapted for use with children with communication problems. She suggests how each song can be used to encourage communication and social interaction, and lists a range of possible objectives for each one. She demonstrates how musical activity can be adapted to the specific needs of individual students. more »

2007, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-583-1, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 144pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, communication, inclusive classroom, intellectual disabilities, music therapy, occupational therapy, special education, speech and language therapy

The Expressive Arts Activity Book

The Expressive Arts Activity Book

A Resource for Professionals

Suzanne Darley and Wende Heath
Illustrated by Mark Darley

This resource comprises a collection of tried-and-tested activities for use with people in a range of care settings, to help them explore their knowledge of themselves and to make sense of their experiences. Among the issues addressed by the activities are exploring physical changes, emotional trauma, interpersonal problems and spiritual dilemmas. more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-861-0, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 216pp

Keywords: arts therapies, counselling, expressive therapies, health care, interdisciplinary arts therapies, parenting, social care, social work, 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

The Hidden World of Autism

The Hidden World of Autism

Writing and Art by Children with High-functioning Autism

Rebecca Chilvers

A celebration of the talents and insights of children on the autism spectrum, this book presents a collection of writings and drawings contributed by 21 autistic children. Their work covers topics that are of primary importance in understanding some of the common experiences that children with autism, and their families, go through. more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-451-3, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 128pp

Keywords: art therapy, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, communication, health care, psychiatry, psychology, special education

Living Sensationally

Living Sensationally

Understanding Your Senses

Winnie Dunn

The book explains how people's individual sensory patterns affect the way we react to everything that happens to us throughout the day. Readers can use the questionnaire to find their own patterns and the patterns of those around them, and can benefit from practical sensory ideas for individuals, families and businesses. more »

2007, Hardback: £35.00/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-871-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 216pp
2009, Paperback: £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-915-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 216pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, occupational therapy, psychology, relationships, sensory issues, sensory stimulation

Malpas the Dragon

Malpas the Dragon

Ann Cattanach
Illustrated by Michael Renouf

This beautifully illustrated children's book is about loss and survival. It will be enjoyed by children and adults alike, and is ideal for parents and professionals to read with children who find it hard to love and be loved. more »

2007, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-572-5, 230mm x 190mm / 9in x 7.5in, 28pp

Keywords: anger management, child protection, counselling, education, fiction, pastoral care, play therapy, PSHE, self esteem

Managing Children's Homes

Managing Children's Homes

Developing Effective Leadership in Small Organisations

Leslie Hicks, Ian Gibbs, Helen Weatherly and Sarah Byford

This book focuses on leadership, effective management, the allocation of resources, and ensuring positive outcomes for young people in residential care. The book develops an interdisciplinary understanding of what needs to be taken into account when establishing and maintaining good practice on behalf of young people living in children's homes. more »

2007, Paperback: £25.00/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-542-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adoption, carers, child protection, children, children's rights, fostering, residential care, safeguarding children, social policy, social work

Mental Health Interventions and Services for Vulnerable Children and Young People

Mental Health Interventions and Services for Vulnerable Children and Young People

Edited by Panos Vostanis

This book provides a model which offers guidance on effective and appropriate therapeutic interventions and services for vulnerable children and young people, the book enables professionals working with vulnerable children to choose the right intervention for each individual child. more »

2007, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-489-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 296pp

Keywords: adolescence, child protection, child psychology, children, counselling, mental health, mental illness, safeguarding children, social work, teenagers, trauma, violence, youthwork

Narrative Approaches in Play with Children

Narrative Approaches in Play with Children

Ann Cattanach

Ann Cattanach explains how children's stories and narratives, whether they are about real or imagined events, can be interpreted as indicators of their experiences, their ideas, and a dimension of who they are. She uses examples of children's stories from her clinical experience. more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-588-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychology, occupational therapy, play therapy, special education, storymaking

Autism Heroes

Autism Heroes

Portraits of Families Meeting the Challenge

Barbara Firestone, Ph.D.
Photographs by Joe Buissink

This book provides a compelling account of the experiences of 38 families from different walks of life confronting the challenges of autism with courage, tenacity and love. Each narrative is set against the backdrop of Firestone's insightful essays which are fundamentally important to all families living with autism. more »

2007, Hardback: £29.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-837-5, 244mm x 279mm / 9.5in x 11in, 240pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, families, memoirs, parenting

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

Children with Complex and Continuing Health Needs

Children with Complex and Continuing Health Needs

The Experiences of Children, Families and Care Staff

Jaqui Hewitt-Taylor

Focusing on the real life experiences of children and their families, this book provides valuable insight into living with complex and continuing health needs. The author highlights the importance of seeing each child as an individual, with the same rights and needs as any other person, rather than defining them by their health condition. more »

2007, Paperback: £21.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-502-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: child protection, children, disability, families, health care, parenting

Co-Production and Personalisation in Social Care

Co-Production and Personalisation in Social Care

Changing Relationships in the Provision of Social Care

Edited by Susan Hunter and Pete Ritchie

This book explores the theory and practice of the developing innovative practice of 'co-production' - a model of service in which users of a service will play an active and participatory role in the service provided to them, adopting a working partnership. This book is important reading for social care practitioners and service providers. more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-558-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 168pp

Keywords: personalisation, social care, social policy, social work

Dyslogic Syndrome

Dyslogic Syndrome

Why Millions of Kids are "Hyper," Attention-Disordered, Learning Disabled, Depressed, Aggressive, Defiant, or Violent - and What We Can Do About It

Bernard Rimland

This book is full of advice on the safe, effective treatments that are available to children, and offers positive strategies for helping parents and professionals to do the best for their dyslogical child. Drawing on the latest research, Rimland outlines the impact of biological factors and exposes the influences of toxins and dietary deficiencies. more »

2007, Hardback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-877-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, biomedical intervention, child psychology, children, educational psychology, inclusive classroom, intellectual disabilities, occupational therapy, special education, speech and language therapy

Spirituality, Values and Mental Health

Spirituality, Values and Mental Health

Jewels for the Journey

Edited by Mary Ellen Coyte, Peter Gilbert and Vicky Nicholls

This book gathers together contributions from mental health professionals, carers and mental health service users and survivors. It addresses the stigma that can surround both mental health and spirituality and explores the spiritual in mental health care, teasing out its implications for research, education, training and good practice. more »

2007, Paperback: £25.00/ $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-456-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 336pp

Keywords: mental health, practical theology, spirituality

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