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Language Development in Children with Disability and Special Needs

Performative Communication

Irene Johansson
Translated by Eva Thomas

This guide offers a programme to encourage language acquisition, and teach the child to use appropriate language and communication in differing situations. The author's early intervention programmes are widely practised in Sweden, and are based on the belief that language and communication develop as a key part of the child's overall development. more »

1994, Paperback: £16.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-241-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp
Language Function

Language Function

An Introduction to Pragmatic Assessment and Intervention for Higher Order Thinking and Better Literacy

Ellyn Lucas Arwood

Dr. Arwood outlines a revolutionary four-tiered model of how learners acquire language, and suggests ways to impose visual language functions onto an auditory language like English in order to improve learning for both neurotypical learners and those with neurogenic disabilities. more »

2010, Hardback: £55.00/ $85.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-800-1, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 416pp
The Large Group Re-Visited

The Large Group Re-Visited

The Herd, Primal Horde, Crowds and Masses

Edited by Stanley Schneider and Haim Weinberg

This important and thought-provoking book explores the workings and dynamics of the large group, with clear descriptions of both theory and technique. Engaging with a broad set of contexts, this book will be of practical use to all those who seek fuller understanding of the social and psychological processes underlying group dynamics. more »

2003, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-097-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp
2003, Hardback: £59.99/ $99.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-099-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp
Laughter and Tears

Laughter and Tears

A Family's Journey to Understanding the Autism Spectrum

Ann Hewetson

Ann Hewetson's moving and thoughtful account describes her son Mark's communication problems, sensory integration and food allergies, shared by many people with autism, but also tells of Mark's associated problems like rheumatoid arthritis and bipolar mood swings. more »

2005, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-331-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp
Law, Rights and Disability

Law, Rights and Disability

Edited by Jeremy Cooper

This comprehensive volume assesses the relationship between legal rights and disability and the effect of law, legal process and third party professional intervention on the lives of people with disabilities. The contributors, who are all either academics or other professional experts in their field, write in a jargon free accessible style. more »

2000, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-836-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp
Laying the Foundations, Second Edition

Laying the Foundations, Second Edition

A practical guide to sex and relationships education in primary schools

Anna Martinez, Vannesa Cooper and Jane Lees

Laying the Foundations enables primary school staff to develop and review their sex and relationships education (SRE) policy and prepare teachers to plan and deliver lessons. more »

2012, Paperback: £23.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 9781907969515, 296 x 210mm
Leadership for Person-Centred Dementia Care

Leadership for Person-Centred Dementia Care

Buz Loveday

With a practical focus, this book will equip readers with the skills, knowledge and confidence necessary to lead person-centred dementia care. The areas explored are relevant across a range of care settings, and to all those in, or starting, either a managerial or non-managerial leadership role within a dementia care service. more »

2012, Paperback: £16.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-229-0, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 160pp
Leadership for Quality in Early Years and Playwork

Leadership for Quality in Early Years and Playwork

Supporting your team to achieve better outcomes for children and families

Debbie Garvey and Andrea Lancaster

The definitive guide to developing leadership skills in early years settings - essential reading for trainee or practising managers working in childcare, early years education or playwork. more »

2010, Paperback: £21.00/ $34.95
ISBN: 9781905818501, 242 x 164mm, 180pp
Leadership in Social Care

Leadership in Social Care

Edited by Zoë van Zwanenberg

This book draws together the latest research on fundamental leadership issues in social care, discussing collaborative leadership and the importance of place-based development, exploring the key disciplines of supervision, management and leadership and examining the purpose of a learning framework for social care. more »

2009, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-969-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp
Coming soon! Leading Good Care

Leading Good Care

The Task, Heart and Art of Managing Social Care

John Burton

Written for the hard-pressed manager of social care, Leading Good Care cuts through the obstructions of red tape and procedures to focus on task, role and practice. Managers will discover in this book understanding, inspiration, confidence and the authority to lead their service. more »

February 2015, Paperback: £25.00/ $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-551-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp
Learning About Friendship

Learning About Friendship

Stories to Support Social Skills Training in Children with Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism

K.I. Al-Ghani
Illustrated by Haitham Al-Ghani

This collection of 10 fully-illustrated stories explores friendship issues encountered by children with ASD aged 4-8 and looks at how they can be overcome successfully. Key areas are addressed, including sharing, taking turns, being a tattletale, obsessions, winning and losing, jealousy, personal space, tact and diplomacy, and defining friendship. more »

2010, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-145-3, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 144pp

Learning and Teaching in Social Work

Towards Reflective Practice

Edited by Margaret Yelloly and Mary Henkel

This book addresses contemporary themes in the professional education of social workers. The contributors raise important questions about the nature and purpose of professional social work practice in a modern, changing and complex society. more »

1994, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-237-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp
Learning Difficulties and Sexual Vulnerability

Learning Difficulties and Sexual Vulnerability

A Social Approach

Andrea Hollomotz

People with learning difficulties are considerably more likely to experience sexual violence than those without, and for this reason they are often described as 'vulnerable'. This book argues that treating adults with learning difficulties as 'vulnerable' leaves them with fewer of the skills which are needed to protect themselves from harm. more »

2011, Paperback: £21.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-167-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Learning Disability in Focus

The Use of Photography in the Care of People with a Learning Disability

Eve and Neil Jackson

Photography can form a valuable aid to the lives of people with learning disabilities: it can be used to resolve problems and enhance understanding. This book explores the possibilities which photography makes available to the carers and families of people with learning disabilities. more »

1999, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-693-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 100pp
Learning Through Child Observation

Learning Through Child Observation

2nd edition

Mary Fawcett

This text examines the value of observation, its use in assessment and the practical aspects and methods of observational study. The author focuses on the importance of recognising the child's developmental and emotional state when intervening, and the need to see children 'holistically' as unique individuals within their family and community. more »

2009, Paperback: £14.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-676-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

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