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Understanding Cerebral Palsy

Understanding Cerebral Palsy

A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Marion Stanton

A great starting point for parents and professionals when they first encounter cerebral palsy, this book provides essential information on causes, types, symptoms and treatments as well as practical tips on everyday considerations such as communication and diet. This positive handbook will help readers more fully understand cerebral palsy. more »

2012, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-060-9, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 224pp

Keywords: adolescence, augmentative communication, cerebral palsy, child development, children, communication, complementary therapies, constipation, diet, disability, early intervention, families, health care, inclusive classroom, intellectual disabilities, mainstream education, messy play, occupational therapy, parenting, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy, supported living

Key Issues in Evolving Dementia Care

Key Issues in Evolving Dementia Care

International Theory-based Policy and Practice

Edited by Anthea Innes, Fiona Kelly and Louise McCabe

Focusing on theoretical, policy and practice issues predicted to become increasingly important, this book looks at dementia care across the globe, including how policy is developed, and the range of approaches that can be taken, with insight from clinicians, policy influencers and researchers who discuss case studies and effective strategies. more »

2012, Paperback: £24.99/ $42.50
ISBN: 978-1-84905-242-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 264pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, community care, dementia, health care, nursing, older people, person-centred, residential care, social care, social policy, social work

Making Partnerships with Service Users and Advocacy Groups Work

Making Partnerships with Service Users and Advocacy Groups Work

How to Grow Genuine and Respectful Relationships in Health and Social Care

Julie Gosling and Jackie Martin

Written collaboratively with service users, this book examines how to make service user participation in health and social care work. With contributions from service users from a variety of projects and backgrounds, it demonstrates how to make partnerships successful, from the first green shoots to the blossoms of positive outcomes. more »

2012, Paperback: £23.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-193-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adults, advocacy, community care, disability, health care, intellectual disabilities, mental health, older people, personalisation, relationships, social care, social policy, social work, supported living

Play Therapy Dimensions Model

Play Therapy Dimensions Model

A Decision-Making Guide for Integrative Play Therapists

Lorri Yasenik and Ken Gardner

With a wealth of practical advice, this book with accompanying DVD provides a unique play therapy model that encourages therapists to be engaged and flexible during sessions and tailor their approach to the needs of the child. Through written and visual case studies, the authors explain how the model can be used to optimize play therapy treatment. more »

2012, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-296-2, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 256pp

Keywords: child psychology, children, counselling, dramatherapy, families, mental health, play, play therapy, psychotherapy, social care, social work, storymaking, supervision, trauma

Successful Project Management in Social Work and Social Care

Successful Project Management in Social Work and Social Care

Managing Resources, Assessing Risks and Measuring Outcomes

Gary Spolander and Linda Martin

This is a practical guide to the essential core skills of project management in social work and social care. The authors set out the tools, steps and stages necessary for successful project management. Detailed case studies demonstrate the ideas in action, and reflective activities, practical tools and action checklists are included throughout. more »

2012, Paperback: £21.99/ $33.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-219-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: careers, communication, community care, joint working, residential care, social care, social work, youthwork

Teaching Theory of Mind

Teaching Theory of Mind

A Curriculum for Children with High Functioning Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, and Related Social Challenges

Kirstina Ordetx

This book provides an innovative, easy-to-follow curriculum for teaching children with autism spectrum disorders to relate to and interact with others successfully by developing basic Theory of Mind skills. Containing twelve lesson plans and 220 cut-out-and-keep cards, it is an essential resource for teachers and other education professionals. more »

2012, Paperback: £21.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-897-1, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 112pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, child psychology, children, communication, education, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, social skills, special education

Toddler Adoption

Toddler Adoption

The Weaver's Craft

Mary Hopkins-Best

This book offers support and practical tools to help parents prepare for and support the toddler's transition between the familiar environment of their biological parent's home or foster home to a new and unfamiliar one, and considers the issues that arise at different developmental stages. more »

2012, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-894-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, children, counselling, families, fostering, grief, parenting, resilience, social work, transitions, trauma

Vulnerable Children and the Law

Vulnerable Children and the Law

International Evidence for Improving Child Welfare, Child Protection and Children's Rights

Edited by Rosemary Sheehan, Helen Rhoades and Nicky Stanley

This book takes an international perspective on child welfare, examining how frameworks can be adapted to address the rights and best interests of children. Synthesising the latest research, experts redefine the concept of a 'child in need' in a world where global movement is common and children are frequently involved in the law. more »

2012, Hardback: £65.00/ $99.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-868-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 368pp

Keywords: advocacy, child protection, law, looked after children, safeguarding children, social care, social policy, social work, social work law, trauma, violence

What Children Need to be Happy, Confident and Successful

What Children Need to be Happy, Confident and Successful

Step by Step Positive Psychology to Help Children Flourish

Jeni Hooper

A step-by-step guide to helping children to achieve their personal potential, and to be happy, confident and successful. Drawing on ideas from positive psychology and child development theory, it explores the key areas of psychological wellbeing and provides practical activities to help children aged 3-11 to flourish. more »

2012, Paperback: £16.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-239-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: anxiety, child psychology, children, counselling, early intervention, educational psychology, mental health, parenting, PSHE, resilience, self esteem, social work

22 Things a Woman with Asperger's Syndrome Wants Her Partner to Know

22 Things a Woman with Asperger's Syndrome Wants Her Partner to Know

Rudy Simone

Rudy Simone covers 22 common areas of confusion for someone dating a female with AS, including advice from her own experience and that of other couples. She talks with humour and honesty about the little things that might be different from a relationship with a neurotypical woman and discusses first dates, sex, and even having children. more »

2012, Paperback: £9.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-883-4, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp

Keywords: adults, alexithymia, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, bullying, cognitive behavioural therapy, communication, counselling, creativity, depression, diet, emotions, employment, families, gifted and talented, giftedness, health care, high functioning autism, mental health, mental illness, obsessive compulsive disorder, parenting, personal hygiene, relationships, resilience, self esteem, self harm, sensory issues, sex education, sexual abuse, sexuality, sleep, social skills, teenagers, tics

Communicating with Children When a Parent is at the End of Life

Communicating with Children When a Parent is at the End of Life

Rachel Fearnley

An accessible guide to communicating with children when a parent is at the end of life. Covering types of communication, language, sharing appropriate information, barriers to effective communication and developing communication skills, it will help professionals to support children through the challenges of coping with parental terminal illness. more »

2012, Paperback: £21.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-234-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: bereavement, cancer, children, communication, counselling, death, education, families, grief, health care, nursing, palliative care, parenting, pastoral care, social work, teenagers, youthwork

Creating Loving Attachments

Creating Loving Attachments

Parenting with PACE to Nurture Confidence and Security in the Troubled Child

Kim S. Golding and Daniel A. Hughes

Troubled children need special parenting to build attachments and heal from trauma. This book provides a parenting model that parents and carers can follow to incorporate love, play, acceptance, curiosity and empathy into their parenting. These elements are vital to a child's development and will help children to feel confident, secure and happy. more »

2012, Paperback: £16.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-227-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: adolescence, adoption, attachment, child development, child psychology, children, families, fostering, looked after children, parenting, residential care, resilience, self esteem, social care, social work, teenagers, trauma

Helping Children with Autism Spectrum Conditions through Everyday Transitions

Helping Children with Autism Spectrum Conditions through Everyday Transitions

Small Changes - Big Challenges

John Smith, Jane Donlan and Bob Smith

Facing any type of change can cause confusion and anxiety for individuals with autism spectrum disorders. This book looks at the changes in everyday life that can be a big deal for a child with autism and offers parents simple and effective strategies that make change less of a daily challenge. more »

2012, Paperback: £14.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-275-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 176pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, carers, child development, children, education, families, high functioning autism, parenting, pastoral care, special education

How to Become a Better Manager in Social Work and Social Care

How to Become a Better Manager in Social Work and Social Care

Essential Skills for Managing Care

Les Gallop and Trish Hafford-Letchfield

This handbook covers the essential skills social work and social care managers need to be excellent managers. Topics include time management, recruitment, managing meetings, involving service users, conflict management and mentoring. A self-assessment tool is included and the book features learning activities, case examples, and practical tools. more »

2012, Paperback: £21.99/ $33.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-206-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: careers, employment, joint working, reference, social care, social work, supervision

Gardening for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Special Educational Needs

Gardening for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Special Educational Needs

Engaging with Nature to Combat Anxiety, Promote Sensory Integration and Build Social Skills

Natasha Etherington

Natasha Etherington offers a simple gardening program that empowers teachers and parents with little gardening know-how to get outside and use nature to help children with autism and special needs to play, learn and socialize. She provides inspiring gardening activities and explores the therapeutic potential of nature using a mindfulness approach. more »

2012, Paperback: £13.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-278-8, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 160pp

Keywords: ADHD, anxiety, autism, disability, emotions, parenting, special education

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