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Independence, Social, and Study Strategies for College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

The BASICS College Curriculum

Michelle Rigler, Amy Rutherford and Emily Quinn

This practical college curriculum for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder teaches independence, social, and study skills that empower the student and enable academic success. An ideal textbook for ASD college programs or for student self-study, this curriculum provides hands-on help in the areas that students with ASD need it most. more »

November 2014, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-787-5, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 224pp

Keywords: adolescence, adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, autism spectrum disorders, careers, counselling, disability, education, further education, high functioning autism, higher education, life skills, mainstream education, social skills, teenagers, transitions

Coming soon! Tackling Selective Mutism

Tackling Selective Mutism

A Guide for Professionals and Parents

Edited by Benita Rae Smith and Alice Sluckin

In this definitive guide to selective mutism the latest research and understanding are consolidated in chapters from experts in the fields of speech therapy, psychology, music therapy and education and communication. It includes helpful information on the various treatment and therapeutic options with illustrative case studies. more »

September 2014, Paperback: £19.99/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-393-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: adolescence, alternative therapies, anxiety, autism spectrum disorders, child development, child psychology, children, communication, complementary therapies, counselling, creative therapies, education, mainstream education, mental health, music therapy, pastoral care, psychology, school phobia, self esteem, social work, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

New! The Elephant in the ADHD Room

The Elephant in the ADHD Room

Beating Boredom as the Secret to Managing ADHD

Letitia Sweitzer

Targeting boredom as an emotion that drives ADHD behaviours, this book presents a range of practical suggestions for treating boredom alongside ADHD for patients and clients ranging from young children to older adults. These can then be incorporated into schoolwork, jobs, relationships and everyday life to improve overall concentration and mood. more »

2014, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-965-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: ADD, addiction, ADHD, adolescence, challenging behaviour, child psychology, children, counselling, education, educational psychology, emotions, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, parenting, pastoral care, psychology, special education, teenagers

New! A Freshman Survival Guide for College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

A Freshman Survival Guide for College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

The Stuff Nobody Tells You About!

Haley Moss

Chatty, honest and full of really useful information, Haley Moss' first-hand account of the college experience covers everything students on the autism spectrum need to know as they begin their Freshman year. She shares tips and advice on getting ready for college, dorm life, making friends, and what to expect from classes, professors and exams. more »

2014, Paperback: £14.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-984-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: adolescence, adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, autism spectrum disorders, careers, disability, education, further education, high functioning autism, higher education, life skills, mainstream education, mental health, social skills, teenagers, transitions

New! A Different Kettle of Fish

A Different Kettle of Fish

A Day in the Life of a Physics Student with Autism

Michael Barton

On a journey from the comfort of his familiar surroundings into the hectic environment of London, Michael Barton observes the world around him from the rational perspective of someone on the autism spectrum, complete with quirky illustrations and humorous anecdotes about contradictory signage, hidden meanings and nonsensical figures of speech. more »

2014, Hardback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-532-1, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 80pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, communication, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, parenting, psychology, social skills, special education, teenagers

New! Parenting without Panic

Parenting without Panic

A Pocket Support Group for Parents of Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum (Asperger's Syndrome)

Brenda Dater

Extending the lifeline of a peer support group to parents of children and teens on the autism spectrum everywhere, this reassuring and supportive guide is filled with many real examples and offers trusted advice and tried-and-tested solutions to parents' top concerns and in a down-to-earth and engaging format. more »

2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-941-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: ADHD, adolescence, advocacy, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, carers, challenging behaviour, child psychology, children, communication, families, high functioning autism, mainstream education, nonverbal learning disabilities, parenting, pervasive developmental disorder, sensory issues, social skills, special education

New! Caged in Chaos

Caged in Chaos

A Dyspraxic Guide to Breaking Free

Victoria Biggs
Illustrated by Sharon Tsang

Written by a teenager with dyspraxia, this practical guide helps young adults with dyspraxia and those around them get to grips with the social, physical and psychological chaos caused by developmental co-ordination disorders. The new edition of this award-winning book includes an update from the author on how dyspraxia affects her now as an adult. more »

2014, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-474-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 216pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, bullying, developmental coordination disorder, disability, dyspraxia, education, high functioning autism, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, mainstream education, nonverbal learning disabilities, special education, teenagers

New! Sexuality and Relationship Education for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Sexuality and Relationship Education for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders

A Professional's Guide to Understanding, Preventing Issues, Supporting Sexuality and Responding to Inappropriate Behaviours

Davida Hartman
Illustrated by Kate Brangan

Children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) require specialized teaching strategies when learning about the body, sexuality, and relationships. This complete sex education resource provides practical teaching advice, activity ideas, and illustrated handouts geared towards the needs of children of all ages on the autism spectrum. more »

2013, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-385-3, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 272pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, child development, children, disability, education, educational training, emotions, high functioning autism, intellectual disabilities, mainstream education, personal hygiene, PSHE, relationships, self esteem, sex education, sexual abuse, sexuality, special education, teenagers, transitions, youthwork

A Practical Guide for Teachers of Students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder in Secondary Education

A Practical Guide for Teachers of Students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder in Secondary Education

Debra Costley, Elaine Keane, Trevor Clark and Kathleen Lane

This book has all the essential guidance and tools that anyone working in education will need to help students on the autism spectrum perform to their best potential and stay organised and on track with their school work. The book also covers general obstacles including social situations, anxiety, mental health and the next steps after school. more »

2012, Paperback: £16.99/ $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-310-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: adolescence, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, children, education, educational psychology, educational training, emotions, employment, further education, high functioning autism, higher education, inclusive classroom, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, mainstream education, mental health, pastoral care, self esteem, teenagers, youthwork

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

The Yellow Book of Games and Energizers

The Yellow Book of Games and Energizers

Playful Group Activities for Exploring Identity, Community, Emotions and More!

Jayaraja and Erwin Tielemans

The book is a collection of tried and tested games for use in workshops, youth groups and the classroom. With clear instructions, delightful illustrations and discussion ideas for every game, this book makes it easy to encourage everyone from age 6 to 86 to think for themselves, use their imagination, and interact positively with those around them. more »

2011, Paperback: £20.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-192-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 272pp

Keywords: adolescence, child psychology, children, communication, education, mainstream education, occupational therapy, pastoral care, play, PSHE, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy, teenagers, youthwork

Social Enjoyment Groups for Children, Teens and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Social Enjoyment Groups for Children, Teens and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Guiding Toward Growth

John Merges

Merges' program is based on the concept that there are 10 hurdles that make it challenging for people with ASD to enjoy social interaction. This book guides the reader through planning, running, and assessing group sessions designed to help participants overcome these hurdles, and ultimately enjoy more independent and fulfilling lives. more »

2010, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-834-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, adolescence, adults, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, careers, child development, child psychology, children, communication, community care, counselling, depression, disability, education, educational psychology, emotions, employment, families, high functioning autism, mainstream education, mental health, occupational therapy, pastoral care, pervasive developmental disorder, play, PSHE, psychology, relationships, resilience, self esteem, sensory issues, social care, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy, teenagers, transitions, youthwork

Common SENse for the Inclusive Classroom

Common SENse for the Inclusive Classroom

How Teachers Can Maximise Existing Skills to Support Special Educational Needs

Richard Hanks

The book acts as a teaching menu, offering a variety of options that teachers can use as and when they see fit. The author gets to the heart of issues associated with teaching mixed ability classes, offering more flexible alternatives to traditional teaching strategies and suggesting helpful approaches that really work. more »

2010, Paperback: £17.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-057-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, disability, dyslexia, dyspraxia, education, educational psychology, educational training, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, mainstream education, special education, teenagers

How to Help Children and Young People with Complex Behavioural Difficulties

How to Help Children and Young People with Complex Behavioural Difficulties

A Guide for Practitioners Working in Educational Settings

Ted Cole and Barbara Knowles

The authors examine the underlying causes of BESD, and discuss research-based theory. They offer a range of interventions and therapies for use in and out of school, and encourage practitioners to develop skills such as engaging with parents, identifying special educational needs and setting constructive boundaries. more »

2010, Paperback: £18.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-049-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: ADD, addiction, ADHD, adolescence, advocacy, alcohol, anger management, anxiety, bereavement, bulimia, bullying, challenging behaviour, child protection, child psychology, children, children's rights, cognitive behavioural therapy, counselling, depression, disability, divorce, drugs, dyslexia, dyspraxia, eating disorders, education, educational psychology, emotions, families, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, mental health, occupational therapy, parenting, pastoral care, psychology, resilience, safeguarding children, self esteem, self harm, social care, social work, special education, substance abuse, suicide, teenagers, violence, youthwork

Let's Talk Relationships

Let's Talk Relationships

Activities for Exploring Love, Sex, Friendship and Family with Young People

Vanessa Rogers

Let's Talk Relationships offers a multitude of creative ways to get young people aged 13-19 talking about positive relationships, helping them to stay safe, healthy and happy. Ideal for groups or one-to-one work, this resource features over 90 tried and tested activities. more »

2010, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-136-1, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 160pp

Keywords: adolescence, anger management, anxiety, challenging behaviour, children, communication, education, emotions, families, health care, inclusive classroom, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, mainstream education, mental health, offenders, pastoral care, probation, PSHE, relationships, resilience, SEAL, self esteem, sex education, sexuality, social skills, social work, teenagers, transitions, youthwork

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