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Sleep Difficulties and Autism Spectrum Disorders

Sleep Difficulties and Autism Spectrum Disorders

A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Kenneth J. Aitken

This comprehensive guide to the management of sleep difficulties focuses on the problems that are commonly found in Autism Spectrum Disorders and related conditions. The author explains sleep and everything that affects it and gives detailed outlines of all the proven medications and western and eastern non-pharmacological remedies available. more »

2012, Paperback: £26.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-259-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 320pp

Keywords: ADHD, alternative therapies, Asperger syndrome, autism, biomedical intervention, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, Chinese medicine, complementary therapies, counselling, depression, diet, early intervention, eating disorders, emotions, encopresis, epilepsy, families, health care, high functioning autism, massage, mental health, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy, parenting, personal hygiene, seizures, sleep, substance abuse

New! Sleep Well on the Autism Spectrum

Sleep Well on the Autism Spectrum

How to recognise common sleep difficulties, choose the right treatment, and get you or your child sleeping soundly

Kenneth J. Aitken

Full of helpful information and practical advice, this comprehensive guide introduces the most common sleep issues in children with ASDs, describing both mainstream and complementary options for treatment, what is involved and the outcomes that can be expected. more »

2014, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-333-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Keywords: ADHD, adolescence, alternative therapies, Asperger syndrome, autism, biomedical intervention, child development, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, Chinese medicine, complementary therapies, diet, eating disorders, families, high functioning autism, parenting, seizures, sensory issues, sleep, teenagers, toilet training

Small Steps Forward

Small Steps Forward

Using Games and Activities to Help Your Pre-School Child with Special Needs
2nd edition

Sarah Newman
Illustrated by Jeanie Mellersh

This new edition of an award-winning book includes up-to-date research and practice, providing parents and carers with a host of ideas to encourage their child's development. The games and activities use toys and materials which most children will already have, and involve no special preparation. They are also fun to play. more »

2008, Paperback: £13.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-693-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, developmental coordination disorder, Down's syndrome, dyspraxia, families, high functioning autism, hyperlexia, intellectual disabilities, nonverbal learning disabilities, parenting, social work, special education, tics, tourettes

Coming soon! Smiling Heart Meditations with Lisa and Ted (and Bingo)

Smiling Heart Meditations with Lisa and Ted (and Bingo)

Lisa Spillane

This vibrant picture book tells the story of Lisa, Ted and Bingo the dog at the beach. It teaches children how they can use the Qigong Healing Heart sound and other meditative techniques drawn from Traditional Chinese Medicine to overcome impatience, anger and frustration, just like Lisa and Ted. more »

November 2014, Hardback: £9.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-200-3, 210mm x 210mm / 8.25in x 8.25in, 40pp

Keywords: anger management, anxiety, child psychology, children, complementary therapies, counselling, emotions, life skills, meditation, mindfulness, pastoral care, qigong, resilience

Snapshots of Autism

Snapshots of Autism

A Family Album

Jennifer Overton

Jennifer Overton uses the key calendar events in the year to discuss the roller coaster of emotions that accompany life with her autistic son Nicholas. This book is a powerful account of what it is like to mother an autistic child, which puts a human face to autism amid all the overwhelming myths and facts that surround it. more »

2003, Paperback: £16.99/ $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-723-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: autism, children, families, memoirs, parenting

So Odd a Mixture

So Odd a Mixture

Along the Autistic Spectrum in 'Pride and Prejudice'

Phyllis Ferguson Bottomer

Autism was not a recognised disorder in Jane Austen's lifetime, but there were certainly people who had autism, and Phyllis Ferguson Bottomer proposes that Austen wrote about them, without knowing what it was that she was describing. So Odd a Mixture looks at characters in Austen's classic novel, Pride and Prejudice, who display autistic traits. more »

2007, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-499-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, fiction

The Social and Life Skills MeNu

The Social and Life Skills MeNu

A Skill Building Workbook for Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Karra M. Barber

This workbook provides strategies to help those with ASD engage with people at home, school, work, and in the community. Using a restaurant menu as a template, it guides readers through each step of a conversation, and encourages students to think through their responses and consider the consequences of what they say and how others might react. more »

2011, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-861-2, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 336pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, communication, counselling, high functioning autism, occupational therapy, psychology, self esteem, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy, teenagers

Social Awareness Skills for Children

Social Awareness Skills for Children

Márianna Csóti

Csoti emphasises the benefits of learning communication and social skills for children with special needs, including better friendships and self-esteem. The numerous tasks and practical examples enable parents, professionals and carers to work with children on improving their social skills and awareness, and respecting themselves and other people. more »

2001, Paperback: £24.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-003-4, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 320pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, social skills, special education

Social Capital and Mental Health

Social Capital and Mental Health

Edited by Kwame McKenzie and Trudy Harpham

The book examines its effects on psychological functioning and on the risk factors for mental health that are associated with communities that have either high or low levels of social capital. Analyses the implications of research findings for future policy developments and makes clear recommendations for future practice and research. more »

2006, Paperback: £28.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-355-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: health care, mental health, psychiatry, psychology, social policy, social work

Social Care and Housing

Social Care and Housing

Edited by Ian Shaw, Susan Thomas and David Clapham

Drawing out the implications for policy and practice from the latest research in housing and social work, this volume illustrates the lack of communication between practitioners that is hindering service provision, and provides suggestions for improving current practice. more »

1998, Paperback: / $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-437-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: housing, social care, social work

Social Care Management, Strategy and Business Planning

Social Care Management, Strategy and Business Planning

Trish Hafford-Letchfield

This book is a comprehensive guide to strategic social care management, covering all the knowledge and skills that managers in the 21st century must have, and showing how to make theory a practical reality. It will be essential reading for anyone involved in managing or leading practice either in the front line or at a more strategic level. more »

2010, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-986-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: careers, joint working, reference, risk assessment, social care, social policy, social work, supervision

Social Care, Service Users and User Involvement

Social Care, Service Users and User Involvement

Edited by Peter Beresford and Sarah Carr

This book provides a definitive critical introduction to service user views and involvement. It addresses both the theoretical and practical issues of service user involvement, and includes initiatives on the impact and outcomes from involvement. more »

2012, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.50
ISBN: 978-1-84905-075-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: advocacy, disability, domicilary care, mental health, person-centred, personalisation, social care, social work

Social Cognition Through Drama And Literature for People with Learning Disabilities

Social Cognition Through Drama And Literature for People with Learning Disabilities

Macbeth in Mind

Nicola Grove and Keith Park

A practical literature resource for teachers and therapists, this book uses the context of Shakespeare's Macbeth to develop the skills of social cognition. The resource includes practical activities, a framework for linking skills of social cognition to the drama activities, and case studies of the work in practice. more »

2001, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-908-0, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 112pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, dramatherapy, intellectual disabilities, social skills

Social Communication Cues for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Related Conditions

Social Communication Cues for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Related Conditions

How to Give Great Greetings, Pay Cool Compliments and Have Fun with Friends

Tarin Varughese

This collection of cues will enable parents and professionals to help children with social development difficulties navigate their social world and enjoy interacting with their peers. Each section begins with a simple rule; the reason why the child may be having difficulty in this area is explained; and easy prompts and practice ideas are provided. more »

2011, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-870-4, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, communication, early intervention, occupational therapy, parenting, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

The Social Construction of Dementia

Confused Professionals?

Nancy H. Harding and Colin Palfrey

In this study the social construction of dementia is examined closely for the first time. Nancy Harding and Colin Palfrey show how Western society sees dementia as a disease, rather than a natural part of the ageing process. They take issue with the constructed view of the body as a machine, whose parts 'break down' and need replacement. more »

1997, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-257-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: dementia, mental health, older people, palliative care, psychiatry, psychology, residential care, social care, social work

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