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How to Break Bad News to People with Intellectual Disabilities

How to Break Bad News to People with Intellectual Disabilities

A Guide for Carers and Professionals

Irene Tuffrey-Wijne

This book offers unique and adaptable guidelines that can be used by practitioners to ease the process of breaking bad news to people with intellectual disabilities. It provides effective tips and support that will help social workers, counsellors and caring professionals relay all types of bad news as sensitively and successfully as possible. more »

2012, Paperback: £14.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-280-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: adults, autism, bereavement, carers, communication, counselling, disability, grief, health care, intellectual disabilities, pastoral care, person-centred, pervasive developmental disorder, psychology, social care, social work, trauma

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How to Create a Successful Adoption Portfolio

Easy Steps to Help You Produce the Best Adoption Profile and Prospective Birthparent Letter

Madeleine Melcher

Full of simple and effective design ideas and tips for writing adoption portfolios, this is a step-by-step guide to creating a portfolio that will present you in the best possible light and help the right birth-family to find and choose you. more »

2014, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-946-6, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 168pp

Keywords: adoption, parenting, social care, social work

How to Detect Developmental Delay and What to Do Next

How to Detect Developmental Delay and What to Do Next

Practical Interventions for Home and School

Mary Mountstephen

This guide offers practical advice on how to recognize the signs of developmental delay, address difficulties effectively, and help the child to flourish. The author presents a practical approach to dealing with developmental delay, equipping readers with the knowledge, understanding and tools to tackle problems successfully. more »

2010, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-022-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, child development, child psychology, children, communication, counselling, dance and movement therapy, disability, dyslexia, dyspraxia, early intervention, education, educational psychology, families, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy, parenting, pervasive developmental disorder, psychology, sensory issues, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

How to Find Work that Works for People with Asperger Syndrome

How to Find Work that Works for People with Asperger Syndrome

The Ultimate Guide for Getting People with Asperger Syndrome into the Workplace (and keeping them there!)

Gail Hawkins

Hawkins guides readers through the process of gaining employment, from building a supportive team, addressing workplace challenges, to securing an appropriate post. The book includes practical tips on topics such as finding potential employers and creating a dazzling CV, as well as sensitive advice on assessing when somebody is ready for work. more »

2003, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-151-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, employment, occupational therapy

New! How to Get Kids Offline, Outdoors, and Connecting with Nature

How to Get Kids Offline, Outdoors, and Connecting with Nature

200+ Creative activities to encourage self-esteem, mindfulness, and wellbeing

Bonnie Thomas

Enjoying natural surroundings is an effective way to boost creativity, play and wellbeing in children aged 4-13. Full of ideas, activities and exercises, this book provides imaginative ways to inspire young people to cut down their screen time and reboot their connection with nature. more »

2014, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-968-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: child development, child psychology, children, counselling, creative therapies, creativity, mindfulness, occupational therapy, pastoral care, play, PSHE, resilience, self esteem, social work, youthwork

How to Give Clients the Skills to Stop Panic Attacks

How to Give Clients the Skills to Stop Panic Attacks

Don't Forget to Breathe

Sandra Scheinbaum

A guide to overcoming panic attacks through lifestyle change and mind-body relaxation, this book promotes breathing techniques as the foundation to controlling anxiety. Including step-by-step exercises and motivational scripts, it is an invaluable resource for mental health professionals that helps provide additional support to clients. more »

2012, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-887-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: anxiety, autism, cognitive behavioural therapy, complementary therapies, counselling, diet, functional medicine, health care, mental health, movement, nutrition, occupational therapy, psychology, psychotherapy, special education, trauma, yoga

How to Help a Clumsy Child

How to Help a Clumsy Child

Strategies for Young Children with Developmental Motor Concerns

Lisa A. Kurtz

This is a practical resource manual for parents and professionals working with young children with motor coordination developmental delays. Topics covered include recognizing normal and abnormal motor development, when and how to seek help, an overview of approaches used to help the clumsy child, and specific teaching strategies. more »

2003, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-754-5, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 160pp

Keywords: children, developmental coordination disorder, dyspraxia, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, psychology, special education

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

How to Incorporate Wellness Coaching into Your Therapeutic Practice

How to Incorporate Wellness Coaching into Your Therapeutic Practice

A Handbook for Therapists and Counsellors

Laurel Alexander

Wellness coaching is an emerging and vibrant area of healthcare. It takes healing beyond the curing of symptoms and empowers clients to take their health back into their own hands. This book provides therapists with the knowledge and skills to rejuvenate their therapeutic practice by incorporating wellness coaching techniques into their services. more »

2011, Paperback: £18.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-063-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: alternative therapies, bodywork, cognitive behavioural therapy, complementary therapies, counselling, emotions, health care, mental health, psychotherapy, therapeutic communities

How to Live with Autism and Asperger Syndrome

How to Live with Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Practical Strategies for Parents and Professionals

Chris Williams and Barry Wright
Illustrated by Olive Young

This introduction is an ideal resource for teachers and family members of a child with autism. In clear language and illustrations, the authors tackle common problems experienced in everyday routines such as eating, sleeping and toileting, as well as aggression and tantrums, compulsions and how to enable better communication. more »

2003, Paperback: £15.99/ $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-184-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 336pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, occupational therapy, parenting

How to Make School Make Sense

How to Make School Make Sense

A Parents' Guide to Helping the Child with Asperger Syndrome

Clare Lawrence

Every child's education relies on a partnership between parents, professionals and, of course, the child. This book gives parents of children with Asperger syndrome (AS) practical advice on how to make the most of this important partnership and work with schools to ensure their child's needs are being met. more »

2008, Paperback: £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-664-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 128pp

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

How to Make Your Care Home Fun

How to Make Your Care Home Fun

Simple Activities for People of All Abilities

Kenneth Agar

This book examines the need for activities for elderly people in care and offers a practical programme of entertaining activities that can be used in nursing and residential homes, day centres, rehabilitation centres and hospices. As well as suggesting a programme of activities, it also advocates that 'activity nursing' should be integral to care. more »

2008, Paperback: £14.99/ $23.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-952-5, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp

Keywords: carers, community care, creative therapies, dementia, nursing, occupational therapy, older people, residential care, social care, social work

How to Understand Autism – The Easy Way

How to Understand Autism – The Easy Way

Alexander Durig

Durig provides ideas and examples that enable the reader to understand and recognize autism, and prepare for interaction with autistic people. He explains how autistic perception 'works' and how it yields autistic behaviours, to enable readers to see the world through the eyes of an autistic person, and thus change the way they perceive autism. more »

2004, Paperback: £15.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-791-0, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 136pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, children, counselling, health care, high functioning autism, occupational therapy, parenting, social work

How We Feel

An Insight into the Emotional World of Teenagers

Edited by Jacki Gordon and Gillian Grant

This innovative and accessible book shows, largely in their own words, how young people really feel about themselves and the world around them. They speak about school, parents, siblings, peers, romance, good looks, jealousy, bullying, sex, drugs, normality and difference, their joy, pain and confusion, and everything else. more »

1997, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-439-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 250pp

Keywords: adolescence, child psychology, counselling, emotions, pastoral care, psychology, SEAL

Coming soon! How We Think About Dementia

How We Think About Dementia

Personhood, Rights, Ethics, the Arts and What They Mean for Care

Julian C. Hughes

Providing a much-needed accessible overview of the complex philosophical and ethical underpinnings of dementia care, this book explores current thinking around the concepts of ageing, personhood, capacity, liberty, best interests and the nature of palliative care, shedding new light on their implications for the caring professions. more »

July 2014, Paperback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-477-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, anthropology, arts therapies, carers, creativity, dementia, ethics, health care, law, mental health, nursing, older people, palliative care, person-centred, psychiatry, psychology, social care, social work

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