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Safeguarding Adults

Safeguarding Adults

A Workbook for Social Care Workers

Suzan Collins

Working in residential or domiciliary settings involves a continuing process of learning. Every day, social care workers face challenges that force them to think about what they do and how they do it. This is an interactive workbook providing social care workers with guidance on how to improve your knowledge through training and development. more »

2009, Paperback: £14.99/ $27.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-928-0, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 80pp

Keywords: adult protection, community care, dementia, older people, residential care, social care, social work

A Special Book About Me

A Special Book About Me

A Book for Children Diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome

Josie Santomauro
Illustrated by Carla Marino

Intended as a support tool in the initial period after diagnosis, this book addresses questions or concerns that the child might have, such as 'What are the characteristics of AS?', and 'What happens now?'. Also included are poems, stories, illustrations and activities to help them come to terms with and move forward from a diagnosis of AS. more »

2009, Paperback: £5.99/ $9.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-655-5, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 32pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, families, health care, inclusive classroom, parenting, special education

You Are Special Too

You Are Special Too

A Book for Brothers and Sisters of Children Diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome

Josie Santomauro
Illustrated by Carla Marino

Intended as a support tool in the initial period after diagnosis, this book addresses questions or concerns that the child might have, such as 'What's wrong with my brother?', and 'What about me?'. Also included are poems, stories, illustration and activities to help them come to terms with and move forward from a sibling's diagnosis of AS. more »

2009, Paperback: £5.99/ $9.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-656-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 32pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child psychology, children, parenting

Your Special Friend

Your Special Friend

A Book for Peers of Children Diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome

Josie Santomauro
Illustrated by Carla Marino

Intended as a support tool in the initial period after diagnosis, this book addresses questions or concerns that the child might have, such as 'Why has my friend got Asperger?', and 'How can I help my friend?'. Also included are poems, stories, illustrations and activities to help them come to terms with a friend's diagnosis of AS. more »

2009, Paperback: £6.99/ $12.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-661-6, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 32pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child psychology, children, inclusive classroom, special education

Your Special Grandchild

Your Special Grandchild

A Book for Grandparents of Children Diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome

Josie Santomauro
Illustrated by Carla Marino

Intended as a support tool in the initial period after diagnosis, this book addresses questions or concerns that grandparents might have, such as 'How did my grandchild get AS?' and 'What happens now?'. Also included are poems, stories, illustrations and activities to help grandparents come to terms with a diagnosis of AS. more »

2009, Paperback: £8.99/ $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-659-3, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 48pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, children, families, health care

Your Special Student

Your Special Student

A Book for Educators of Children Diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome

Josie Santomauro and Margaret-Anne Carter
Illustrated by Carla Marino

Intended as a support tool in the initial period after diagnosis, this book addresses questions or concerns that teachers might have, such as integrating the AS student; dealing with tricky situations; and encouraging the 'gifts' of AS. Also included are poems, stories, illustrations and activities. more »

2009, Paperback: £11.99/ $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-660-9, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 96pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, children, education, inclusive classroom, special education

Eternal Spring

Eternal Spring

Taijiquan, Qi Gong, and the Cultivation of Health, Happiness and Longevity

Michael W. Acton

This book, written for a Western audience, explains the essential theories and strategies of Taijiquan and Qi Gong in an insightful way. It expounds their value in our daily lives as an effective means of combating stresses, strains and illnesses, positioning these disciplines as comprehensive strategies for health, happiness and rejuvenation. more »

2009, Paperback: £14.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-003-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: qigong, tai chi, taiji jian, taiji quan

Fathering Your Special Child

Fathering Your Special Child

A Book for Fathers or Carers of Children Diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome

Josie Santomauro
Illustrated by Carla Marino

Intended as a support tool in the initial period after diagnosis, this book addresses questions or concerns that Dad might have, such as 'How did my child get AS?,' and 'What happens now?'. Also included are poems, stories, illustrations, and activities to help Dad come to terms with and move forward from a diagnosis of AS. more »

2009, Paperback: £8.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-658-6, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 64pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, children, families, parenting

Helping Kids and Teens with ADHD in School

Helping Kids and Teens with ADHD in School

A Workbook for Classroom Support and Managing Transitions

Joanne Steer and Kate Horstmann
Illustrated by Jason Edwards

This fun and interactive workbook is aimed at actively engaging young people with ADHD and supporting them as they negotiate the pitfalls of growing-up, and the transition to secondary or high school. Each chapter focuses on a different key issue affecting children with ADHD around the time of school transition. more »

2009, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-663-0, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 208pp

Keywords: ADHD, children, education, educational psychology, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, special education, transitions

Making the Move

Making the Move

A Guide for Schools and Parents on the Transfer of Pupils with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) from Primary to Secondary School

K.I. Al-Ghani and Lynda Kenward
Illustrated by Haitham Al-Ghani

This book provides guidance for schools and parents on how to make the transfer from primary to secondary as easy as possible for children with ASDs. It advocates the need for scrupulous preparation of transfer arrangements because children with ASDs struggle to predict the outcome of any new situation. more »

2009, Paperback: £19.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-934-1, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 96pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, educational psychology, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, special education, transitions

Mothering Your Special Child

Mothering Your Special Child

A Book for Mothers or Carers of Children Diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome

Josie Santomauro
Illustrated by Carla Marino

Intended as a support tool in the initial period after diagnosis, this book addresses questions or concerns that a mother might have, such as 'What are the characteristics of AS?' and 'What happens now?'. Also included are poems, stories, illustrations and activities to help mothers move forward from a child's diagnosis of AS. more »

2009, Paperback: £11.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-657-9, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 80pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, children, families, health care, parenting

Reflecting On and Developing Your Practice

Reflecting On and Developing Your Practice

A Workbook for Social Care Workers

Suzan Collins

Working in residential or domiciliary settings involves a continuing process of learning. Every day, social care workers face challenges that force them to think about what they do and how they do it. This is an interactive workbook providing social care workers with guidance on how to improve your knowledge through training and development. more »

2009, Paperback: £14.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-930-3, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 64pp

Keywords: adults, autism, dementia, intellectual disabilities, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy, older people, social care, social work

The Activity Year Book

The Activity Year Book

A Week by Week Guide for Use in Elderly Day and Residential Care

Anni Bowden and Nancy Lewthwaite

For care staff looking after older people, coming up with ideas for activities to keep their residents engaged and stimulated can be challenging. The Activity Year Book solves this problem, offering week by week themed activities. It has activities relating to every important date in the calendar, encouraging discussion around these events. more »

2009, Paperback: £24.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-963-1, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 256pp

Keywords: adults, dementia, occupational therapy, older people, residential care

Play as Therapy

Play as Therapy

Assessment and Therapeutic Interventions

Edited by Karen Stagnitti and Rodney Cooper

Play as Therapy provides background theory and practical applications of original research on play assessment and interventions used in therapy. The book offers a solid foundation for identifying and assessing play dysfunction, understanding play in different cultural contexts and considerations when intervening with play. more »

2009, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-637-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, children, education, occupational therapy, play therapy, special education

Appreciating Asperger Syndrome

Appreciating Asperger Syndrome

Looking at the Upside - with 300 Positive Points

Brenda Boyd

Brenda Boyd shows that for every characteristic of AS that can be looked at negatively, there are several positive aspects that can be drawn on and developed. Discussing AS in general terms, she talks through the reasons why people with AS approach life in the way they do, and what an enormous contribution they make to the world. more »

2009, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-625-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, children, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, parenting, sensory issues, social skills, special education, speech and language therapy

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