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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

The Comprehensive Guide to Special Education Law

The Comprehensive Guide to Special Education Law

Over 400 Frequently Asked Questions and Answers Every Educator Needs to Know about the Legal Rights of Exceptional Children and their Parents

George A. Giuliani

This useful handbook provides educators with a practical understanding of the laws that are in place to protect the children with special needs that they support. Written in a user-friendly Q and A format, it covers all of the key areas of special education law including Free Appropriate Public Education, related services, and discipline. more »

2012, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-882-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 320pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, augmentative communication, autism, child psychology, children, children's rights, disability, disability law, dyslexia, dyspraxia, education, educational psychology, educational training, families, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, intellectual disabilities, law, mainstream education, reference, special education, speech and language pathology

How to Detect Developmental Delay and What to Do Next

How to Detect Developmental Delay and What to Do Next

Practical Interventions for Home and School

Mary Mountstephen

This guide offers practical advice on how to recognize the signs of developmental delay, address difficulties effectively, and help the child to flourish. The author presents a practical approach to dealing with developmental delay, equipping readers with the knowledge, understanding and tools to tackle problems successfully. more »

2010, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-022-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, child development, child psychology, children, communication, counselling, dance and movement therapy, disability, dyslexia, dyspraxia, early intervention, education, educational psychology, families, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy, parenting, pervasive developmental disorder, psychology, sensory issues, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

Social Enjoyment Groups for Children, Teens and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Social Enjoyment Groups for Children, Teens and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Guiding Toward Growth

John Merges

Merges' program is based on the concept that there are 10 hurdles that make it challenging for people with ASD to enjoy social interaction. This book guides the reader through planning, running, and assessing group sessions designed to help participants overcome these hurdles, and ultimately enjoy more independent and fulfilling lives. more »

2010, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-834-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, adolescence, adults, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, careers, child development, child psychology, children, communication, community care, counselling, depression, disability, education, educational psychology, emotions, employment, families, high functioning autism, mainstream education, mental health, occupational therapy, pastoral care, pervasive developmental disorder, play, PSHE, psychology, relationships, resilience, self esteem, sensory issues, social care, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy, teenagers, transitions, youthwork

Working with Asperger Syndrome in the Classroom

Working with Asperger Syndrome in the Classroom

An Insider’s Guide

Gill D. Ansell

The book begins by exploring how children with AS operate and the implications for mainstream school settings. It goes on to give practical advice for one-on-one working, DIY resources for visual learners, tools for effective assessment, and much more. Information on how personal wellbeing can be maintained in stressful situations is included. more »

2010, Paperback: £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-156-9, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 176pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, anger management, anxiety, applied behaviour analysis, Asperger syndrome, augmentative communication, autism, bullying, challenging behaviour, child development, child protection, child psychology, children, cognitive behavioural therapy, communication, counselling, disability, educational training, emotions, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy, pastoral care, pervasive developmental disorder, resilience, school phobia, self esteem, sensory issues, social skills, social stories, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy, youthwork

How to Help Children and Young People with Complex Behavioural Difficulties

How to Help Children and Young People with Complex Behavioural Difficulties

A Guide for Practitioners Working in Educational Settings

Ted Cole and Barbara Knowles

The authors examine the underlying causes of BESD, and discuss research-based theory. They offer a range of interventions and therapies for use in and out of school, and encourage practitioners to develop skills such as engaging with parents, identifying special educational needs and setting constructive boundaries. more »

2010, Paperback: £18.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-049-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: ADD, addiction, ADHD, adolescence, advocacy, alcohol, anger management, anxiety, bereavement, bulimia, bullying, challenging behaviour, child protection, child psychology, children, children's rights, cognitive behavioural therapy, counselling, depression, disability, divorce, drugs, dyslexia, dyspraxia, eating disorders, education, educational psychology, emotions, families, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, mental health, occupational therapy, parenting, pastoral care, psychology, resilience, safeguarding children, self esteem, self harm, social care, social work, special education, substance abuse, suicide, teenagers, violence, youthwork

Common SENse for the Inclusive Classroom

Common SENse for the Inclusive Classroom

How Teachers Can Maximise Existing Skills to Support Special Educational Needs

Richard Hanks

The book acts as a teaching menu, offering a variety of options that teachers can use as and when they see fit. The author gets to the heart of issues associated with teaching mixed ability classes, offering more flexible alternatives to traditional teaching strategies and suggesting helpful approaches that really work. more »

2010, Paperback: £17.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-057-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, disability, dyslexia, dyspraxia, education, educational psychology, educational training, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, mainstream education, special education, teenagers

Guerrilla Mum

Guerrilla Mum

Surviving the Special Educational Needs Jungle

Ellen Power

This book offers guidance on what the law entitles your child to, and how you can fight effectively for the education they need. Based on her own experience of bringing up two sons with special educational needs, Ellen Power describes how she worked to get the right education for her children. more »

2010, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-999-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, advocacy, Asperger syndrome, autism, bullying, children, children's rights, developmental coordination disorder, disability, disability law, dyslexia, early intervention, education, families, health care, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, intellectual disabilities, joint working, nonverbal learning disabilities, parenting, school phobia, special education, speech and language therapy

Count Me In!

Count Me In!

Ideas for Actively Engaging Students in Inclusive Classrooms

Richard Rose and Michael Shevlin

Count Me In! provides practical ways of involving young people in the inclusive classroom. At its heart is a recognition of the power of getting students involved and the value this can bring to their education. It includes a host of ways to get children involved, from seeking their opinions on lessons to allowing them to have a say in school life. more »

2010, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-955-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, adolescence, advocacy, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, children, children's rights, developmental coordination disorder, disability, Down's syndrome, dyslexia, dyspraxia, education, educational psychology, educational training, emotions, epilepsy, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, mainstream education, nonverbal learning disabilities, pastoral care, pervasive developmental disorder, PSHE, resilience, SEAL, self esteem, sensory issues, special education, teenagers, tourettes, transitions

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: £16.99/ $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

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

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