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Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities

Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities

Characteristics, Diagnosis and Treatment within an Educational Setting

Marieke Molenaar-Klumper

The author provides an overview of the opinions expressed about NLD. She describes the cognitive, psychometric, socio-emotional and visual aspects, and also discusses how it can be diagnosed and how it associates itself with other conditions. She concludes by suggesting practical treatment strategies that can be applied at home and in school. more »

2002, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-066-9, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 112pp

Keywords: educational psychology, inclusive classroom, nonverbal learning disabilities, special education

Autism - From Research to Individualized Practice

Autism - From Research to Individualized Practice

Edited by Robin L. Gabriels and Dina E. Hill

This book bridges the gap between the latest research findings and clinical practice. The authors have brought together information from both fields in order to offer the reader best practice principles and hands-on techniques. These are all exemplified by clinical case examples and vivid illustrations. more »

2002, Paperback: £22.99/ $37.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-701-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, educational psychology, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, psychology, social care, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

I'm not Naughty - I'm Autistic

I'm not Naughty - I'm Autistic

Jodi's Journey

Jean Shaw

Written by his mother but told from Jodi's perspective, this is an insightful account of growing up with autism. The difficulties faced by 13-year-old Jodi and his family (obtaining a diagnosis, seeking support and, above all, learning to live with autism twenty-four hours a day) are not underplayed, but are recounted with empathy and humour. more »

2002, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-105-5, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp

Keywords: anger management, augmentative communication, autism, challenging behaviour, children, memoirs, parenting, sensory issues, speech and language pathology

The People in a Girl's Life

The People in a Girl's Life

How to Find Them, Better Understand Them and Keep Them

Martha Kate Downey and Kate Noelle Downey

Presented as a series of letters between daughter and mother, the authors openly discuss the problems that occur when young women struggle to gain the skills and understanding necessary to live happily with the people in their lives. This book provides an insight into problems that many adolescent girls with intellectual disabilities face today. more »

2002, Paperback: £13.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-707-1, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp

Keywords: ADHD, adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, communication, Down's syndrome, families, nonverbal learning disabilities, parenting, pervasive developmental disorder, relationships, social skills

The Story So Far

The Story So Far

Play Therapy Narratives

Edited by Ann Cattanach

Play therapy can be a very appropriate way of facilitating this kind of expression. This book describes the work of nine play therapists through the narratives of children - and some adults - whose stories emerge during their play therapy sessions. more »

2002, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-063-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: bereavement, child protection, child psychology, children, play therapy

Embracing the Sky

Embracing the Sky

Poems beyond Disability

Craig Romkema

In this collection of poems, Craig Romkema describes the daily journey of an individual whose body is encumbered with the symptoms of autism and cerebral palsy, but whose mind and spirit are relatively unaffected. Forcing the barriers aside momentarily, he shares his life experience, offering insights into a life beyond disability. more »

2002, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-728-6, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 80pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, disability

Music Therapy and Group Work

Music Therapy and Group Work

Sound Company

Edited by Alison Davies and Eleanor Richards

Group music therapy has been widely practised for many years, and features substantially in training, yet there has been no publication devoted to the discussion of this area of therapy. This book fills this gap by bringing together the experiences of group music therapy practitioners who work with diverse client groups in various settings. more »

2002, Paperback: £27.99/ $44.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-036-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Keywords: arts therapies, group psychotherapy, music therapy

The AiA Gluten and Dairy Free Cookbook

The AiA Gluten and Dairy Free Cookbook

Compiled by Marilyn Le Breton

This book contains over 400 gluten and dairy free recipes. An increasing number of people on the autism spectrum are turning to the gluten and casein free diet and finding that many of the more troublesome symptoms are significantly alleviated. Coeliacs, and those with lactose and other intolerances will also find a wealth of useful ideas. more »

2002, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-067-6, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 416pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, diet, health care, parenting

Dangerous Encounters - Avoiding Perilous Situations with Autism

Dangerous Encounters - Avoiding Perilous Situations with Autism

A Streetwise Guide for all Emergency Responders, Retailers and Parents

Bill Davis and Wendy Goldband Schunick

Most emergency workers know very little about autism. This book explains how to successfully handle encounters with people who have autism. It takes emergency responders and parents through everyday situations, stressing safety and awareness. This helps avoid the many problems that can arise when encountering autism in emergencies. more »

2002, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-732-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: anger management, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, children, occupational therapy, probation, supported living

Integrating Care for Older People

Integrating Care for Older People

New Care for Old - A Systems Approach

Christopher Foote and Christine Stanners

The authors of this book share their practical experience of implementing a multi-agency approach to the support of older people. They show how systems thinking can help with the complexity of developing a model of care that co-ordinates medical, social and community services and offer insight into the effective use of on-going assessment. more »

2002, Paperback: £25.00/ $44.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-010-2, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 384pp

Keywords: health care, joint working, older people

Sand, Water, Silence - The Embodiment of Spirit

Sand, Water, Silence - The Embodiment of Spirit

Explorations in Matter and Psyche

Mary Jane Markell

Sandplay therapy, which combines the physical actions of play with observation and understanding through the use of symbolism, can be a useful method of treating emotional damage. This book focuses on the theoretical aspects of sandplay therapy, presenting Dora M. Kalff's ideas and drawing out the significance of Kalffian sandplay for therapists. more »

2002, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-078-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: art therapy, counselling, mental health, practical theology, psychiatry, psychology, theology

Art Therapy and AD/HD

Art Therapy and AD/HD

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Approaches

Diane Stein Safran

In the first part of her book, the author explores ways of using art therapy and of setting up art therapy groups. The later chapters offer therapists more detailed guidance on therapy sessions with clients with AD/HD. Her advice and practical suggestions will be useful to anyone with an interest in AD/HD. more »

2002, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-709-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: ADHD, art therapy, children, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, self esteem, social skills, special education

Racism and Mental Health

Racism and Mental Health

Prejudice and Suffering

Edited by Kamaldeep Bhui

This book investigates the impact of racism in mental health (MH) settings, covering individual clinical encounters and the broader picture of service provision. It offers insights into manifestations of racism in contemporary Britain; racial and cultural identity and the inequalities in provision of MH services to minority ethnic communities. more »

2002, Paperback: £23.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-076-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: ethnicity, mental health, mental illness, nursing, psychiatry, psychology, social work

Printmaking as Therapy

Printmaking as Therapy

Frameworks for Freedom

Lucy Mueller White

The author explores the therapeutic advantages of printmaking. She also describes its roots outside art therapy. Relief printing, intaglio, planographic or surface processes, and stencilling are all covered in detail, with many ideas for incorporating them into art therapy sessions. more »

2002, Paperback: £23.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-708-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: art therapy, health care

Analytical Music Therapy

Analytical Music Therapy

Edited by Johannes Th. Eschen

The book examines the origins and theory of AMT (including a contribution on the subject from Mary Priestley), before exploring its uses in various contexts. Chapters cover AMT in counselling and rehabilitation, with adults and children and with nonverbal clients. A concluding section discusses aspects of the training of music therapy students. more »

2002, Paperback: £27.99/ $44.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-058-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: expressive therapies, music therapy, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy

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