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Coming soon! Developing Excellent Care for People Living with Dementia in Care Homes

Developing Excellent Care for People Living with Dementia in Care Homes

Caroline Baker

The award-winning PEARL programme has been proven to dramatically increase the wellbeing of people with dementia living in care homes. This concise and accessible guide describes the key criteria of the programme, and explains how dementia care practitioners and managers can implement them in their own care homes to achieve excellence. more »

November 2014, Paperback: £16.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-467-6, Demy, 208pp

Keywords: adult protection, adults, Alzheimer's disease, carers, communication, dementia, nursing, nutrition, older people, pain management, person-centred, residential care, risk assessment, social care

Coming soon! Helping Adults with Asperger's Syndrome Get & Stay Hired

Helping Adults with Asperger's Syndrome Get & Stay Hired

Career Coaching Strategies for Professionals and Parents of Adults on the Autism Spectrum

Barbara Bissonnette

Written for professionals and parents, this book offers employment strategies to support individuals with Asperger's Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder) into fulfilling and long-lasting careers. It provides a primer on how people with Asperger's Syndrome think and teaches coaching techniques to help with jobhunting and workplace challenges. more »

November 2014, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-754-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 224pp

Keywords: adolescence, adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, autism spectrum disorders, careers, counselling, disability, employment, high functioning autism, life skills, nonverbal learning disabilities, parenting, PSHE, transitions, youthwork

Coming soon!

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!

Supporting Disabled People with their Sexual Lives

A Clear Guide for Health and Social Care Professionals

Tuppy Owens

A straight-talking guide to helping disabled people fulfil their sexual lives, covering sexual needs, difficulties disabled people experience and communication. How professionals can support disabled people with sex is covered, and a chapter on the law is included. Essential reading for practitioners working with or supporting disabled people. more »

November 2014, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-396-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adult protection, adults, advocacy, autism, cerebral palsy, community care, counselling, disability, disability law, domicilary care, emotions, health care, intellectual disabilities, nursing, personalisation, relationships, residential care, sexuality, social care, social work

Coming soon! The Book of Games and Warm Ups for Group Leaders 2nd Edition

The Book of Games and Warm Ups for Group Leaders 2nd Edition

Leo Rutherford

Full of activities for use with groups of all ages, this book draws on the author's extensive experience and presents all the games, improvisations and dance structures that he has found most effective in group settings. It includes everything from warm-ups to warm-downs and provides tips on how to be a good facilitator and run a successful group. more »

October 2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-235-5, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 160pp

Keywords: adults, anxiety, art therapy, arts therapies, counselling, dance, dance and movement therapy, depression, dramatherapy, emotions, group psychotherapy, mental health, movement, play, play therapy, psychology, psychotherapy, resilience, self esteem, shamanism, spirituality, therapeutic communities

Coming soon! Decoding Dating

Decoding Dating

A Guide to the Unwritten Social Rules of Dating for Men with Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder)

John Miller

Decoding the complicated social etiquette of dating, this book is full of great advice for men with Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder) who want to get out on the dating scene. Offering practical guidance and words of warning, the book demystifies the more baffling aspects of dating and how to take the step from dating to a relationship. more »

October 2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-780-6, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 224pp

Keywords: adults, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, autism spectrum disorders, communication, emotions, high functioning autism, relationships, sex education, sexuality, social skills

Coming soon!

Sexuality and Relationships in the Lives of People with Intellectual Disabilities

Standing in My Shoes

Edited by Rohhss Chapman, Louise Townson and Sue Ledger
With Daniel Docherty

Wide-ranging, authoritative and grounded in the expertise of people with intellectual disabilities, this book offers an authentic account of the challenges those with intellectual disabilities face in their relationships and sex lives across the globe and explores what society needs to do to respect their rights. more »

October 2014, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-250-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: adult protection, adults, advocacy, autism, community care, disability, disability law, domicilary care, emotions, health care, intellectual disabilities, personalisation, relationships, residential care, sexual abuse, sexuality, social care, social policy, social work

Coming soon! Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder) and Long-Term Relationships

Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder) and Long-Term Relationships

Fully Revised and Updated with DSM-5® Criteria
2nd edition

Ashley Stanford

Fully updated for DSM-5, the new edition of Ashley Stanford's bestselling book continues to offer invaluable relationship guidance to couples where one or both partners are on the autism spectrum. By exploring Asperger/ASD traits step-by-step, the book emphasizes the value of understanding and offers solutions that have worked for other couples. more »

October 2014, Paperback: £14.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-773-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, autism spectrum disorders, communication, counselling, disability, emotions, families, high functioning autism, psychology, relationships, sexuality, social skills

Coming soon! An Asperger's Guide to Entrepreneurship

An Asperger's Guide to Entrepreneurship

Setting Up Your Own Business for Professionals with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Rosalind A. Bergemann

Are you a business person with Asperger Syndrome considering a new career path by going it alone, or a young graduate on the spectrum with a great business idea? This is a comprehensive guide to using Asperger skills to set up your own business and offers practical advice on the aspects of entrepreneurship that Asperger leaders may find difficult. more »

October 2014, Paperback: £19.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-509-3, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 240pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, autism spectrum disorders, careers, employment, high functioning autism, psychology, social skills, transitions

Coming soon! The Individual Service Funds Handbook

The Individual Service Funds Handbook

Implementing Personal Budgets in Provider Organisations

Helen Sanderson and Robin Miller

The definitive guide to Individual Service Funds (ISFs), this book covers both theory and practice, and makes recommendations for service provision, commissioning and policy. It includes helpful analysis of four organisations and partnerships that have introduced ISFs for people with intellectual disabilities, dementia and mental health issues. more »

September 2014, Paperback: £24.99/ $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-423-2, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 192pp

Keywords: adults, advocacy, autism, autism spectrum disorders, carers, community care, dementia, disability, domicilary care, health care, mental health, older people, person-centred, personalisation, residential care, social care, social work, supported living

Coming soon! Nerdy, Shy, and Socially Inappropriate

Nerdy, Shy, and Socially Inappropriate

A User Guide to an Asperger Life

Cynthia Kim

Based on research recorded in her popular blog, Cynthia Kim's humorous, insider guide to Asperger Syndrome (ASD) explores the 'why' of ASD traits. Full of personal anecdotes, Kim explores how her perspective changed after diagnosis and offers strategies to help manage the quirks of ASD, including a section on the benefits of martial arts. more »

September 2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-757-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: adults, advocacy, Asperger syndrome, autism, autism spectrum disorders, autobiography, bullying, Chinese martial arts, communication, disability, emotions, employment, families, gifted and talented, life skills, memoirs, psychology, social skills

Coming soon! Can I tell you about having a Stroke?

Can I tell you about having a Stroke?

A guide for friends, family and professionals

Lisa Taylor and Swee Hong Chia
Illustrated by Katie Stanton

Fred invites readers to learn about what it is like to have a stroke, explaining what a stroke is and how family members, carers and friends can help support someone with the various challenges they may face after having a stroke. This illustrated book will be ideal for anyone who knows someone who's had a stroke, from child to adult. more »

August 2014, Paperback: £8.99/ $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-495-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 72pp

Keywords: adults, brain injury, carers, communication, disability, families, health care, life skills, movement, nursing, occupational therapy, older people, social work, speech and language therapy, supported living

Coming soon! Very Late Diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder)

Very Late Diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder)

How Seeking a Diagnosis in Adulthood Can Change Your Life

Philip Wylie

Receiving an Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis as an adult can be a difficult but liberating process. Full of useful information and personal insights, this book details the stages of late diagnosis, from self-identification to acceptance. It discusses mental health issues that can arise, supports that are available and strategies for the future. more »

August 2014, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-433-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: adults, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism spectrum disorders, counselling, depression, disability, high functioning autism, mental health, older people, psychology, self esteem

Coming soon! A Complete ABA Curriculum for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum with a Developmental Age of 7 Years Up to Young Adulthood

A Complete ABA Curriculum for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum with a Developmental Age of 7 Years Up to Young Adulthood

A Step-by-Step Treatment Manual Including Supporting Materials for Teaching 140 Advanced Skills

Julie Knapp

The first comprehensive, evidence-based curriculum, including supplementary materials, for teaching older children and young people with autism spectrum disorders aged approximately 7-22 years key advanced skills such as organisational skills, advanced self-care skills, complex academic and vocational skills and advanced skills for daily living. more »

July 2014, Paperback: £41.66 + VAT = £49.99/ $79.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-981-7, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 496pp

Keywords: ADHD, adolescence, adults, applied behaviour analysis, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, child development, children, communication, developmental coordination disorder, disability, education, educational psychology, intellectual disabilities, life skills, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy, parenting, psychology, social skills, special education, speech and language therapy, teenagers

New! Changing Offending Behaviour

Changing Offending Behaviour

A Handbook of Practical Exercises and Photocopiable Resources for Promoting Positive Change

Clark Baim and Lydia Guthrie

Covering must-know theory and packed with photocopiable practical exercises that work, this is an essential guide to rehabilitation theory and practice for professionals to use in direct work with offenders. All the exercises are culturally aware and designed for maximum flexibility to meet different needs and learning styles. more »

2014, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-511-6, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 224pp

Keywords: adults, domestic abuse, forensic psychiatry, forensic psychotherapy, offenders, probation, psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, social care, social work, supervision, transitions, youthwork

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