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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, 224pp

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/ $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-495-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 64pp

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, 144pp

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

Coming soon! 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 »

June 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

Coming soon! Intellectual Disability and Dementia

Intellectual Disability and Dementia

Research into Practice

Edited by Karen Watchman

An essential text for practitioners and students wishing to stay abreast of the latest developments in the field, this book brings together the latest international research and evidence-based practice in the field of dementia and intellectual disabilities, describing clearly the relevance and implications for support and services. more »

May 2014, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-422-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 336pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, carers, communication, dementia, disability, Down's syndrome, families, health care, housing, intellectual disabilities, mental health, nonverbal learning disabilities, nursing, older people, palliative care, person-centred, psychiatry, residential care, social care, social work, supported living

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 »

May 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! Been There. Done That. Try This!

Been There. Done That. Try This!

An Aspie's Guide to Life on Earth

Edited by Tony Attwood, Craig R. Evans and Anita Lesko

Been There. Done That. Try This! gathers a team of top Aspie mentors to pass along insights for successful living to the next generation. Temple Grandin, Liane Holliday Willey, and many others, offer advice on coping with key stressors including anxiety, self-esteem, careers, and friendship. Each chapter ends with commentary from Dr. Tony Attwood. more »

2014, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-964-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 352pp

Keywords: adults, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, bullying, careers, communication, counselling, depression, disability, emotions, employment, high functioning autism, life skills, memoirs, mental health, psychology, relationships, self esteem, sensory issues, social skills

New! AutiPower! Successful Living and Working with an Autism Spectrum Disorder

AutiPower! Successful Living and Working with an Autism Spectrum Disorder

Herman Jansen and Betty Rombout
Translated by Karin Lemmen

AutiPower! presents a series of candid interviews with adults on the autism spectrum and professionals who work alongside them that offers a unique insight into their work and life experiences. Through these inspiring accounts we hear how they have overcome life challenges and used their autism traits for success in the workplace. more »

2013, Paperback: £14.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-437-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: adults, advocacy, Asperger syndrome, autism, careers, disability, employment, gifted and talented, high functioning autism, life skills, memoirs, mental health, self esteem, social skills

New! Dance and Movement Sessions for Older People

Dance and Movement Sessions for Older People

A Handbook for Activity Coordinators and Carers

Delia Silvester
With Susan Frampton

This handbook will empower carers to run safe, rewarding and health-giving dance sessions with older people, including those who are wheelchair-bound or living with dementia. It covers risk assessment, preparing the venue and choosing props and music, and includes instructions for 20 dances drawn from a range of cultures and traditions. more »

2013, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-470-6, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 160pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, carers, dance, dance and movement therapy, dementia, disability, health care, movement, older people, residential care, social care

New! Supporting College and University Students with Invisible Disabilities

Supporting College and University Students with Invisible Disabilities

A Guide for Faculty and Staff Working with Students with Autism, AD/HD, Language Processing Disorders, Anxiety, and Mental Illness

Christy Oslund

This useful handbook provides university faculty and staff with an overview of invisible disabilities, such as autism, AD/HD, dyslexia, OCD and affective disorders, and facilitates an understanding of the unique needs of these students. Practical chapters provide ideas for adapting teaching methods and offering accommodations. more »

2013, Paperback: £18.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-955-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, adults, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, bipolar disorder, careers, disability, dyslexia, education, further education, high functioning autism, higher education, higher education policy, inclusive classroom, mental health, mental illness, nonverbal learning disabilities, obsessive compulsive disorder, transitions

New! Chair Yoga

Chair Yoga

Seated Exercises for Health and Wellbeing

Edeltraud Rohnfeld

With voiceover instructions and onscreen demonstrations, this DVD guides the viewer through two 40-minute chair yoga routines, which can be practiced by virtually anyone to stimulate physical and mental wellbeing. This versatile form of yoga is specially designed for those with limited mobility through age, illness, injury or physical disability. more »

2013, DVD: £9.16 + VAT = £10.99/ $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-184-6, 83 minutes

Keywords: adults, bodywork, cerebral palsy, complementary therapies, disability, energy work, health care, massage, movement, occupational therapy, older people, yoga

New! Assessment and Outcomes in the Arts Therapies

Assessment and Outcomes in the Arts Therapies

A Person-Centred Approach

Edited by Caroline Miller

There is increasing pressure on therapists to provide details of structured assessments and to report therapy outcomes. This edited volume provides a series of case studies, with varied client groups, giving arts therapists an accessible introduction to assessment and outcome measures that can be easily incorporated into their regular practice. more »

2013, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-414-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 264pp

Keywords: adults, anxiety, art therapy, autism, children, creative therapies, dance and movement therapy, depression, disability, dramatherapy, expressive therapies, grief, interdisciplinary arts therapies, music therapy, psychology, trauma

New! Breathe Well and Live Well with COPD

Breathe Well and Live Well with COPD

A 28-Day Breathing Exercise Plan

Janet Brindley

This is a short, practical and illustrated guide to using a particular set of breathing exercises, the Buteyko Method, which can lessen the effects of breathing difficulties caused by Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). They focus on relaxed, nasal, diaphragmatic breathing and are designed to work alongside conventional medical care. more »

2013, Paperback: £10.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-164-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 96pp

Keywords: adults, alternative therapies, anxiety, bodywork, carers, complementary therapies, counselling, disability, health care, movement, nursing, occupational therapy, older people, pain management, palliative care

New! Using Art Therapy with Diverse Populations

Using Art Therapy with Diverse Populations

Crossing Cultures and Abilities

Edited by Paula Howie, Sangeeta Prasad and Jennie Kristel

With contributions from experienced art therapists who have worked in diverse environments around the world, this book provides readers with a better understanding of how to adapt art therapy training and approaches to suit the settings and meet the needs of distinct populations. more »

2013, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-916-9, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 424pp

Keywords: adults, aesthetics, art therapy, attachment, children, creative therapies, disability, education, expressive therapies, families, mental health, palliative care, psychology, race, relationships, spirituality, supervision, trauma

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