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Learning to Live with Huntington's Disease

Learning to Live with Huntington's Disease

One Family's Story

Sandy Sulaiman

Huntington's Disease (HD) is a hereditary illness passed on via a defective gene. There is a fifty per cent chance of inheriting it from a parent and there is yet no cure. Learning to Live with Huntington's Disease is one family's poignant story of coping with the symptoms, the diagnosis and the effects of HD. more »

2007, Paperback: £15.99/ $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-487-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: counselling, families, health care, memoirs, palliative care

Learning to Practise Social Work

Learning to Practise Social Work

International Approaches

Edited by Steven M. Shardlow and Mark Doel

This important and accessible book deals with current issues in practice teaching and learning in social work for practitioners, students and academics. Written from an international perspective, this book draws together the knowledge and experiences of those from different countries working in a variety of social work settings. more »

2001, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-763-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keyword: social work

Learning without School

Learning without School

Home Education

Ross Mountney

This book explains what home education is; the advantages and disadvantages of this route; how to begin home educating; what you need to do and how to help your child adjust; and how home education affects children's social skills and friendships. It also covers technical aspects, such as the curriculum, core subjects, exams and timetables. more »

2008, Paperback: £15.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-685-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: adolescence, children, education, homeschooling

Learning, Practice and Assessment

Learning, Practice and Assessment

Signposting the Portfolio

Mark Doel, Catherine Sawdon and Diane Morrison

This is a comprehensive guide to integrating assessment, learning and practice, reflecting current concerns in health and social care. The authors - an academic, a training officer and a practitioner - present complementary perspectives to bring theory and practice closer together. more »

2002, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-976-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keyword: social work

Leaving Care

Leaving Care

Throughcare and Aftercare in Scotland

Jo Dixon and Mike Stein

How can social workers best support young people as they make the transition from care to independent living? This authoritative study investigates the successes and failures of care services for young people, identifying factors that hinder effective transition from care and the types of support that help to promote positive life choices. more »

2005, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-202-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: child protection, children, residential care, social care, social policy, social work

Legislating for Harmony

Partnership under the Children Act 1989

Edited by Felicity Kaganas, Michael King and Christine Piper

As well as describing the various situations and settings in which the concept of partnership appears, this book analyses how the partnership principle is reflected in the law. It critically examines partnership between agencies, between child welfare professionals and children, and, finally, between child welfare professionals and parents. more »

1995, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-328-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: child protection, children, children's rights, safeguarding children, social work, social work law

New! LEGO®-Based Therapy

LEGO®-Based Therapy

How to build social competence through LEGO®-based clubs for children with autism and related conditions

Daniel B. LeGoff, Gina Gómez de la Cuesta, GW Krauss and Simon Baron-Cohen

A comprehensive guide to setting up LEGO Therapy groups to promote social skills in children with autism spectrum disorders and related conditions through group LEGO building. It fully explains the approach and gives advice on strategies for successfully seeing children through from 'LEGO Helper' to 'LEGO Genius'. more »

2014, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-537-6, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, autism spectrum disorders, child development, child psychology, children, educational psychology, life skills, occupational therapy, play, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy, teenagers

Lesbian and Gay Fostering and Adoption

Lesbian and Gay Fostering and Adoption

Extraordinary Yet Ordinary

Edited by Stephen Hicks and Janet McDermott

This book presents a collection of personal accounts, based on interviews and written testimonies, by lesbian and gay parents from many different social and ethnic backgrounds. Their stories record good and bad experiences, but overall, the accounts are positive and emphasise the rewards of parenting. more »

1998, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-600-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: adoption, child protection, fostering, safeguarding children, social care, social work

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Ageing

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Ageing

Biographical Approaches for Inclusive Care and Support

Edited by Richard Ward, Ian Rivers and Mike Sutherland

This book explores the lives and perspectives of older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. As their distinct needs are often overlooked due to lack of understanding, this book demonstrates how life course approaches can offer insights into their support needs as they grow older, from housing and health care to community support. more »

2012, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-257-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adults, carers, counselling, dementia, health care, nursing, older people, palliative care, person-centred, residential care, sexuality, social care, social work

Let's All Listen

Let's All Listen

Songs for Group Work in Settings that Include Students with Learning Difficulties and Autism

Pat Lloyd

Lloyd brings together 46 songs composed or adapted for use with children with communication problems. She suggests how each song can be used to encourage communication and social interaction, and lists a range of possible objectives for each one. She demonstrates how musical activity can be adapted to the specific needs of individual students. more »

2007, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-583-1, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 144pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, communication, inclusive classroom, intellectual disabilities, music therapy, occupational therapy, special education, speech and language therapy

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Let's Learn About Adoption

The Adoption Club Therapeutic Workbook on Adoption and Its Many Different Forms

Regina Kupecky

There are many different kinds of adoption. Written to help adopted children aged 5-11 to understand the different kinds of adoption, including their own story, this illustrated therapeutic workbook provides an easy, fun way to learn and to explore feelings. more »

October 2014, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-762-2, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 64pp

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

Letters to Children in Family Therapy

Letters to Children in Family Therapy

A Narrative Approach

Torben Marner

The book includes the correspondence between Marner and a number of children who have presented with problems varying from nightmares to anorexia. It shows how the extra encouragement from the therapist helps the child to overcome his or her particular monster or problem externalized as a persecuting phenomenon. more »

2000, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-894-6, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 112pp

Keywords: arts therapies, child protection, child psychiatry, counselling, creative writing as therapy

Letters to the Home Front

Letters to the Home Front

Positive Thoughts and Ideas for Parents Bringing Up Children with Developmental Disabilities, Particularly those with an Autism Spectrum Disorder

John Clements

This book provides a source of support for parents facing the everyday realities of bringing up children with developmental disabilities, especially those with autism. more »

2013, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-332-7, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, intellectual disabilities

Liam Goes Poo in the Toilet

Liam Goes Poo in the Toilet

A Story about Trouble with Toilet Training

Jane Whelen Banks

Liam Goes Poo in the Toilet illustrates the relationship between eating and excreting. It provides visual instructions on how to "relax and push". After much fanfare, Liam finally masters going 'poo' in the toilet, and both he and Mum bask in the glory of a job well done. more »

2008, Hardback: £6.99/ $12.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-900-6, 160mm x 180mm / 6.25in x 7in, 32pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, fiction, inclusive classroom, sensory issues, special education

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