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Culture and Child Protection

Culture and Child Protection

Reflexive Responses

Marie Connolly, Yvonne Crichton-Hill and Tony Ward

Culture and Child Protection is a concise exploration of the close links between social service practices and cultural values which offers a culturally sensitive model of child protection practice. The authors demonstrate the ways in which a combination of personal, professional and societal attitudes often influence practice decisions. more »

2005, Paperback: £17.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-270-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp
Understanding the Nature of Autism and Asperger's Disorder

Understanding the Nature of Autism and Asperger's Disorder

Forty Years of Clinical Practice and Pioneering Research

Edward R. Ritvo MD, Professor Emeritus, UCLA School of Medicine

This book is an accessible introduction for professionals, families and individuals with autism. Prof. Ritvo traces the historical development of understanding about autism and Asperger's Disorder, from the centuries of misdiagnoses and the first recognition of the characteristics of the disorders to his own highly-regarded methods for diagnosis. more »

2005, Paperback: £13.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-814-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp
Asperger's Syndrome and High Achievement

Asperger's Syndrome and High Achievement

Some Very Remarkable People

Ioan James

This fascinating collection identifies famous figures from the past whose behaviour suggests they may have had autism, a disorder that was not defined until the mid-20th century. James looks at the lives of 20 individuals - scientists, artists, politicians and philosophers - examining their interests, successes, indifferences and shortcomings. more »

2005, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-388-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp
Classroom Tales

Classroom Tales

Using Storytelling to Build Emotional, Social and Academic Skills across the Primary Curriculum

Jennifer M Fox Eades

Fox Eades shows how storytelling is a crucial element of children's education that can enrich the school curriculum and encourage social and thinking skills. She discusses the different kinds of story that are useful in the classroom, and explores the impact of individual and group dynamics on the telling and reception of these stories. more »

2005, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-304-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp
Coming Out Asperger

Coming Out Asperger

Diagnosis, Disclosure and Self-Confidence

Edited by Dinah Murray

This book explores the complexity of diagnosis for Asperger Syndrome, the drawbacks and benefits of disclosing a "hidden disability," and how this impinges on self-esteem. The contributors include some of the best-known and most exciting writers in the field of AS today, and include individuals on the autism spectrum, parents and professionals. more »

2005, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-240-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 280pp
Understanding Street Drugs

Understanding Street Drugs

A Handbook of Substance Misuse for Parents, Teachers and Other Professionals
2nd edition

David Emmett and Graeme Nice

This fully updated edition provides a complete overview of the key facts and core issues surrounding substance misuse. All commonly-used street drugs are covered, with quick reference guides, helpful diagrams and clear information on each drug's effects, methods of use, legal status, availability, treatment options and associated slang. more »

2005, Paperback: £19.99/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-351-6, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 336pp
Genius!

Genius!

Nurturing the Spirit of the Wild, Odd, and Oppositional Child – Revised Edition

George T. Lynn
With Joanne Barrie Lynn

Drawing on their experiences with their son, who has TS, the authors offer strategies for creating an affirmative social and emotional environment that unlocks the potential genius in 'neurologically eccentric' children. They discuss identifying the signs of giftedness, providing care and mentoring, and using medication with due consideration. more »

2005, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-820-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp
Filling a Need While Making Some Noise

Filling a Need While Making Some Noise

A Music Therapist's Guide to Pediatrics

Kathy Irvine Lorenzato

This book is an inspiring and engaging nuts-and-bolts guide for music therapists who are interested in working in pediatrics. The author paints a vivid picture of what it's like to work, as a member of support staff in a teaching hospital, with children and families who are facing tremendous health challenges and engaging in music therapy. more »

2005, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-819-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp
Voices from the Spectrum

Voices from the Spectrum

Parents, Grandparents, Siblings, People with Autism, and Professionals Share Their Wisdom

Edited by Cindy N. Ariel and Robert A. Naseef

This book is a compelling collection of personal accounts from people on the autism spectrum and those who care for them. The essays in this collection tell of the positive and negative effects of autism on individuals and families, and pose the question: is a diagnosis on the autism spectrum a puzzle to be solved, or something to be embraced? more »

2005, Paperback: £13.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-786-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

I Dreamed I was Normal

A Music Therapist's Journey into the Realms of Autism

Ginger Clarkson

This remarkable book describes the progression of three nonverbal autistic music therapy clients from a state of inward frustration and an inability to communicate it towards a liberating ability to express, through Facilitated Communication, the thoughts and feelings stimulated by hearing and playing music. more »

2005, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 9781581060072, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp
Survival Strategies for People on the Autism Spectrum

Survival Strategies for People on the Autism Spectrum

Marc Fleisher

Fleisher's self-help guide for autistic teenagers and adults will help readers improve their quality of life and overcome many everyday challenges, through the development of independent living skills, building a more varied and fulfilling social life, or mastering a course in higher education and broadening their opportunities for the future. more »

2005, Paperback: £13.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-261-8, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 200pp
Deportation is Freedom!

Deportation is Freedom!

The Orwellian World of Immigration Controls

Steve Cohen

Deportation is Freedom! is a searing critique of today's immigration systems, a lively yet thought-provoking read that will captivate anyone who cares about the immigration systems that are shaping our world today. It will be of particular interest to social workers and all people politically engaged in immigration campaigning. more »

2005, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-294-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp
The Pampered Child Syndrome

The Pampered Child Syndrome

How to Recognize it, How to Manage it, and How to Avoid it – A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Maggie Mamen

Dr. Maggie Mamen describes common characteristics of the pampered child, and offers practical advice on how to strike an effective balance between caring for and nurturing children while at the same time maintaining authority and respect. more »

2005, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-407-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 152pp
Seeing Through New Eyes

Seeing Through New Eyes

Changing the Lives of Children with Autism, Asperger Syndrome and other Developmental Disabilities Through Vision Therapy

Melvin Kaplan

Dr. Kaplan identifies common ASD symptoms such as hand-flapping, poor eye contact and tantrums as typical responses to the confusion caused by vision disorder. He also explains the effects of difficulties that people with autism experience with "ambient vision", including a lack of spatial awareness and trouble with coordination. more »

2005, Paperback: £13.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-800-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp
Theory of Mind and the Triad of Perspectives on Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Theory of Mind and the Triad of Perspectives on Autism and Asperger Syndrome

A View from the Bridge

Olga Bogdashina

Inspired by the often uncomfortable interplay between autistic individuals, parents and professionals in understanding autistic spectrum conditions, Olga Bogdashina uses the concept of Theory of Mind (ToM) to consider these groups' different (and often conflicting) perspectives. more »

2005, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-361-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 336pp

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