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A Toss of the Dice

A Toss of the Dice

Stories from a Pediatrician's Practice

Natasha T. Hays

Natasha T. Hays uses stories from her paediatric practice to illustrate the challenges faced by children with different types of special needs, including autism, bipolar disorder, genetic syndromes, cerebral palsy, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and giftedness. more »

2004, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-788-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp
Help for the Child with Asperger's Syndrome

Help for the Child with Asperger's Syndrome

A Parent's Guide to Negotiating the Social Service Maze

Gretchen Mertz

Mertz presents a readable and comprehensive parent's guide to developing an intervention program for a child with AS.Beginning with the search for a diagnosis, she outlines an accessible overview of the helpful and appropriate services that are available, how to find them and get funding for them, what to expect of them, and how to evaluate them. more »

2004, Paperback: £18.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-780-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp
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
Sensory Smarts

Sensory Smarts

A Book for Kids with ADHD or Autism Spectrum Disorders Struggling with Sensory Integration Problems

Kathleen A. Chara and Paul J. Chara, Jr.
With Christian P. Chara
Illustrated by J.M. Berns

Christian is a 12-year-old who has suffered from over- and under-sensitivity issues since birth. Through detection, diagnosis, therapy and treatment, this book looks at the battles, frustrations and triumphs familiar to those with (or caring for those with) sensory integration difficulties. more »

2004, Paperback: £12.99/ $20.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-783-5, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 80pp
Parent to Parent

Parent to Parent

Information and Inspiration for Parents Dealing with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome

Ann Boushéy

After her son Jon was diagnosed with autism, Ann Boushéy soon learned that, for her, knowledge was the key to peace. Written from her own experience, this inspiring book provides the information that will empower parents who find themselves in her situation, and inspire them in their quest for the right diagnosis and the right help for their child. more »

2004, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-774-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp
Homeschooling the Child with Asperger Syndrome

Homeschooling the Child with Asperger Syndrome

Real Help for Parents Anywhere and On Any Budget

Lise Pyles

Packed with inspiring ideas and tips that can be used with any curriculum and on any budget, Homeschooling the Child with Asperger Syndrome explains how to design a varied study programme built around the child's own interests, making use of simple material as well as computers and on-line resources. more »

2004, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-761-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp
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
Multicoloured Mayhem

Multicoloured Mayhem

Parenting the Many Shades of Adolescents and Children with Autism, Asperger Syndrome and AD/HD

Jacqui Jackson

Jacqui Jackson has seven children. Luke has Asperger Syndrome, Joe has ADHD, and Ben has autism. Full of anecdotes and lively thinking, the book explains vividly what it is like to parent young people with such a range of conditions, and provides a wealth of helpful and creative advice for other parents and carers. more »

2003, Paperback: £13.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-171-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp
Parenting a Child with Asperger Syndrome

Parenting a Child with Asperger Syndrome

200 Tips and Strategies

Brenda Boyd

Brenda is mother to thirteen-year-old Kenneth, author of Asperger Syndrome, the Universe and Everything. Brenda discusses parents' reaction to their child's AS and gives advice on how better to understand 'Planet Asperger'. This book helps parents to respond positively to the challenge of AS and find the 'treasure' in their child's way of being. more »

2003, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-137-6, Royal, 208pp
Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders

Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders

Frequently Asked Questions

Diane Yapko

This is an essential resource for parents, teachers, those new to the field, and people on the autism spectrum. Yapko, who has worked with individuals with ASDs and their families for over 20 years, brings together information about the latest `scientific breakthroughs', current developmental theories, and practical interventions around ASD. more »

2003, Paperback: £14.99/ $23.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-756-9, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 176pp
How to be a Para Pro

How to be a Para Pro

A Comprehensive Training Manual for Paraprofessionals

Diane Twachtman-Cullen

This book will be essential reading for all classroom assistants and support staff working with children with pervasive developmental disorder, autism and Asperger syndrome. It provides strategies to address the most common and perplexing behaviours and is full of insights, tips and anecdotes that bring alive the everyday challenges. more »

2003, Paperback: £19.99
ISBN: 9780966652918, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 200pp
Home Educating Our Autistic Spectrum Children

Home Educating Our Autistic Spectrum Children

Paths are Made by Walking

Terri Dowty and Kitt Cowlishaw

In this book parents who have chosen the home education option for their children on the autistic spectrum candidly relate their experiences: how they reached the decision to educate at home, how they set about the task, and their feelings about the issues raised by their actions. more »

2001, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-037-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp
My Social Stories Book

My Social Stories Book

Edited by Carol Gray and Abbie Leigh White
Illustrated by Sean McAndrew

Taking the form of short narratives, the book take children step by step through basic activities such as brushing your teeth, taking a bath and getting used to new clothes. These stories are written for preschoolers aged from two to six, and the book is a useful primer for all young children - but most especially those on the autism spectrum. more »

2001, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-950-9, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 144pp
Raising a Child with Autism

Raising a Child with Autism

A Guide to Applied Behavior Analysis for Parents

Shira Richman

Richman explains how parents can adapt ABA for use at home, providing guidance to increase play skills, improve communication and increase independence. The book also covers toilet-training, food selectivity, self-dressing and community outings, and includes an overview of the theory behind ABA as well as a list of resources for further reading. more »

2000, Paperback: £14.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-910-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp
Parenting the ADD Child

Parenting the ADD Child

Can't Do? Won't Do? Practical Strategies for Managing Behaviour Problems in Children with ADD and ADHD

David Pentecost

This book brings together for the first time a variety of tried and tested methods in a unique, comprehensive and accessible format that will not be found elsewhere. It goes beyond the identification of the symptoms to tackle the changes parents can make, ensuring that behaviour problems associated with ADD and ADHD are managed and reduced. more »

2000, Paperback: £14.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-811-3, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 176pp

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