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Addressing the Unproductive Classroom Behaviours of Students with Special Needs

Addressing the Unproductive Classroom Behaviours of Students with Special Needs

Steve Chinn

This book will help you recognise potential indicators of Asperger Syndrome, dyslexia, dyspraxia, AD/HD, physical disabilities and speech and language disorders; explores the benefits of different interventions; and offers practical strategies for improving pupils' behaviours, social skills and self-esteem. more »

2010, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-050-0, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 144pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, developmental coordination disorder, disability, dyslexia, educational psychology, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, intellectual disabilities, nonverbal learning disabilities, self esteem, special education

Children and Adolescents in Trauma

Children and Adolescents in Trauma

Creative Therapeutic Approaches

Edited by Chris Nicholson, Michael Irwin and Kedar N Dwivedi

Children and Adolescents in Trauma presents a variety of creative approaches to working with young people in residential children's homes, secure or psychiatric units, and special schools, and provides useful insights and a fresh perspective for anyone working with traumatised children and adolescents. more »

2010, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-437-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: adolescence, art therapy, arts therapies, attachment, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, counselling, creative therapies, families, interdisciplinary arts therapies, mental health, pastoral care, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapy, residential care, social care, storymaking, teenagers, therapeutic communities, trauma, violence

The Insightful Body

The Insightful Body

Healing with SomaCentric Dialoguing

Julie McKay

SomaCentric Dialoguing offers therapists effective techniques for improving communication with clients, and for helping clients articulate the messages of their body. In this accessible introduction to the approach, Julie McKay outlines the core techniques, describing how they can be applied to make therapeutic sessions more effective. more »

2010, Paperback: £18.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-030-6, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 240pp

Keywords: alternative therapies, bodywork, complementary therapies, counselling

Successful School Change and Transition for the Child with Asperger Syndrome

Successful School Change and Transition for the Child with Asperger Syndrome

A Guide for Parents

Clare Lawrence

This book provides parents of children with AS with advice on preparing their child to move to a new school, and make the transition as smooth as possible. Strategies covered include working out a transition time-line, identifying a named adult and 'safe haven' at the school, and effective communication between parents, teachers and support staff. more »

2010, Paperback: £14.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-052-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, education, parenting, special education, transitions

Understanding Intensive Interaction

Understanding Intensive Interaction

Context and Concepts for Professionals and Families

Graham Firth, Ruth Berry and Cath Irvine

This compendium offers a multidisciplinary perspective to intensive interaction, bringing together the authors' experience and research from different disciplines. Each chapter is devoted to an over-arching concept - including psychological theories of human behaviour, relationship building and maintenance and social inclusion. more »

2010, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-982-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: autism, cerebral palsy, challenging behaviour, disability, intellectual disabilities, mental health, mental illness, occupational therapy, psychology, special education, speech and language therapy

Yoga Therapy for Every Special Child

Yoga Therapy for Every Special Child

Meeting Needs in a Natural Setting

Nancy Williams
Illustrated by Leslie White

Yoga therapy is gaining rapid recognition as a treatment that can improve the physical and mental wellbeing of children with a variety of complex needs. This book contains a specially-designed yoga program for use with children of all abilities, and provides parents and professionals with the knowledge they need to carry out the therapy themselves. more »

2010, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-027-6, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 208pp

Keywords: ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy, child development, children, complementary therapies, developmental coordination disorder, Down's syndrome, education, occupational therapy, parenting, special education, yoga

The Adolescent and Adult Neuro-diversity Handbook

The Adolescent and Adult Neuro-diversity Handbook

Asperger Syndrome, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Related Conditions

Sarah Hendrickx
With a contribution from Claire Salter

This is a handy first-reference point guide to the full range of developmental conditions as they affect adolescents and adults. A wide range of conditions are covered, including Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD, OCD, Tourette's and Anxiety Disorders. more »

2009, Paperback: £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-980-8, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 192pp

Keywords: ADHD, adolescence, adults, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, careers, counselling, developmental coordination disorder, dyslexia, dyspraxia, education, employment, health care, high functioning autism, intellectual disabilities, mental health, obsessive compulsive disorder, pervasive developmental disorder, social care, social work, teenagers, tourettes

Body Intelligence

Body Intelligence

Creating a New Environment
2nd edition

Ged Sumner

Body Intelligence offers a new understanding of how the body works and leads the reader to a greater sense of wellbeing and an enriched sense of self. Experiential exercises, guided meditations and movements are provided throughout the book, helping the reader to develop improved levels of health and body intelligence. more »

2009, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-026-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: alternative therapies, anxiety, bodywork, complementary therapies, emotions, qigong, tai chi

Managing Family Meltdown

Managing Family Meltdown

The Low Arousal Approach and Autism

Linda Woodcock and Andrea Page

This book offers strategies to resolve common challenging behaviours using a low arousal approach – a non-aversive approach based on avoiding confrontation and reducing stress. It explains challenging behaviours, and offers guidance on how families can manage different types of challenging behaviour, such as physical aggression and self-injury. more »

2009, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-009-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: anger management, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, children, emotions, families, parenting

A Non-Violent Resistance Approach with Children in Distress

A Non-Violent Resistance Approach with Children in Distress

A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Carmelite Avraham-Krehwinkel and David Aldridge

Parents, teachers and other professionals often struggle to know how to deal with disruptive, abusive or aggressive behaviour. This book addresses the urgent need for a realistic, practical and effective approach to dealing with severe disruptive behaviour in children and adolescents. more »

2009, Paperback: £17.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-484-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: anxiety, challenging behaviour, child psychiatry, children, education, emotions, mental health, parenting, safeguarding children, youthwork

Rights, Risk and Restraint-Free Care of Older People

Rights, Risk and Restraint-Free Care of Older People

Person-Centred Approaches in Health and Social Care

Edited by Rhidian Hughes

This book provides health and social care professionals with an authoritative reading resource on the ethics and use of restraint. It provides an overview of the different forms of restraint, the conditions under which they are used, and their implications for the health and wellbeing of older people. more »

2009, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-958-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: dementia, elder abuse, older people

Substance Misuse

Substance Misuse

The Implications of Research, Policy and Practice

Edited by Joy Barlow

Substance misuse and its pervasive problems is a constant challenge for social work, health and related professionals today. It is paramount that professionals remain up-to-date on current issues and their responsibilities. Based on research and evidence, this book provides a sound basis for grounded and innovative practice. more »

2009, Paperback: £22.99/ $37.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-696-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: children, offenders, social policy, social work

Writers on the Spectrum

Writers on the Spectrum

How Autism and Asperger Syndrome have Influenced Literary Writing

Julie Brown

Some of the world's most celebrated authors indicate signs of autism and AS. Through analysis of biographies, autobiographies, letters and diaries, Professor Julie Brown identifies literary talents who display characteristics of Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and uncovers the similarities in their writing that suggest atypical, autistic brains. more »

2009, Paperback: £34.99/ $55.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-913-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism

Arts Therapies in Schools

Arts Therapies in Schools

Research and Practice

Edited by Vicky Karkou

This book outlines the potential uses of music, art, drama and dance movement therapies in educational settings, and the contribution they have to make to the emotional and social development of children and adolescents. Drawing on international evidence, the book outlines a wide range of applications of arts therapies across a range of settings. more »

2009, Paperback: £25.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-633-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: art therapy, arts therapies, creative therapies, creative writing as therapy, dance and movement therapy, dramatherapy, educational psychology, expressive therapies, music therapy, special education

Choosing a School for a Child With Special Needs

Choosing a School for a Child With Special Needs

Ruth Birnbaum

From drawing up a list of possibilities and setting up a school visit, to asking the right questions and recording your opinions in order to make an informed decision, Choosing a School for a Child with Special Needs will guide you through this complex and stressful process with confidence and ease. more »

2009, Paperback: £15.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-987-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, education, educational psychology, families, inclusive classroom, intellectual disabilities, parenting, pervasive developmental disorder, special education

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