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Visual Perception Problems in Children with AD/HD, Autism, and Other Learning Disabilities

Visual Perception Problems in Children with AD/HD, Autism, and Other Learning Disabilities

A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Lisa A. Kurtz

This book provides an overview of vision problems in children with developmental disabilities such as AD/HD and specific learning disabilities. It is appropriate for parents and professionals alike and offers non-technical explanations of how vision difficulties are screened for and advice on where to seek appropriate professional care. more »

2006, Paperback: £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-826-9, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 108pp
The Madness of Our Lives

The Madness of Our Lives

Experiences of Mental Breakdown and Recovery

Penny Gray

This book consists of transcribed interviews with people who have had a mental breakdown and come out the other side. Those interviewed, recount painful experiences of being misunderstood, derided, bullied, abused - in their personal and professional lives but also during treatment, by unsympathetic or negligent GPs and mental health practitioners. more »

2006, Paperback: £21.99/ $35.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-057-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 204pp
Psychodrama

Psychodrama

A Beginner's Guide

Zoran Djurić, Jasna Veljković and Miomir Tomić

Professional psychodramatists Zoran Djuric and Jasna Veljkovic, explain in user-friendly terms the basics of the technique and present a step-by-step guide to running a psychodrama session. Fully illustrated with colour cartoons offering examples of real psychodrama sessions, Psychodrama explores both the theory and practice in an accessible way. more »

2006, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-411-7, royal, 80pp
Expressive and Creative Arts Methods for Trauma Survivors

Expressive and Creative Arts Methods for Trauma Survivors

Edited by Lois Carey

Drawing on detailed case studies and a growing body of evidence of the benefits of non-verbal therapies, the contributors - all leading practitioners in their fields - provide an overview of creative therapies that tap into sensate aspects of the brain not always reached by verbal therapy alone. more »

2006, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-386-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp
Sexuality and Fertility Issues in Ill Health and Disability

Sexuality and Fertility Issues in Ill Health and Disability

From Early Adolescence to Adulthood

Edited by Rachel Balen and Marilyn Crawshaw

This text explores sexuality and fertility issues for people with ill health or disability. It examines the impact of illness or disability on the sexual and fertile identities of young people. Chapters include the experiences of minority ethnic groups, managing relationships, fertility preservation and treatment, and the transition to parenthood. more »

2006, Paperback: £28.99/ $48.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-339-4, royal, 304pp
Touch and Go Joe

Touch and Go Joe

An Adolescent's Experience of OCD

Joe Wells

As many as 2 in every 100 people suffer from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and 16-year-old Joe Wells is one of them. Here, he tells the story of his battle with OCD from its insidious beginnings at age 9 and increasingly intrusive symptoms, to diagnosis at age 12. This book is packed with advice and coping strategies. more »

2006, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-391-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp
Why Do You Do That?

Why Do You Do That?

A Book about Tourette Syndrome for Children and Young People

Uttom Chowdhury and Mary Robertson
Illustrated by Liz Whallett

The authors describe tics and Tourette's in clear, child-friendly terms and provide a simple explanation of the biological causes. Other chapters focus on associated features such as obsessive-compulsive disorder, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and aggression. The authors also offer tips on how to deal with issues such as bullying. more »

2006, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-395-0, crown, 96pp
Yoga for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Yoga for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

A Step-by-Step Guide for Parents and Caregivers

Dion E. Betts and Stacey W. Betts

This illustrated book combines the authors' professional expertise with their experience of parenting, offering a range of gentle and fun yoga positions and breathing techniques that are effective in dealing with the increased levels of anxiety, disorientation and tactile sensitivity often found in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). more »

2006, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-817-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 104pp
Children with Seizures

Children with Seizures

A Guide for Parents, Teachers, and Other Professionals

Martin L. Kutscher MD

This concise, accessible handbook for families, friends and carers of children with seizures provides all the information they need to approach seizures from a position of strength. It discusses types and causes of seizures, what to do during a seizure as well as some of the most common epilepsy syndromes in more detail. more »

2006, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-823-8, crown, 152pp

Laying the Foundations

Sex and Relationships Education in primary schools

Anna Martinez and Vanessa Cooper

This market leading resource supports primary school staff in teaching SRE and developing SRE policy and practice more »

2006, Paperback: £22.00/ $36.95
ISBN: 9781904787846, 296 x 210mm, 128pp
Autism, Access and Inclusion on the Front Line

Autism, Access and Inclusion on the Front Line

Confessions of an Autism Anorak

Matthew Hesmondhalgh

The author outlines the problems with improving services for people on the autism spectrum, from specialised schooling to supported living schemes and examines the social issues and attitudes that people with ASDs confront. He includes case examples of young people and their parents who have fought battles for inclusion. more »

2006, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-393-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp
Introducing Mental Health

Introducing Mental Health

A Practical Guide

Caroline Kinsella and Connor Kinsella

The authors explain key concepts in easily understandable language, accessible even to those with no prior knowledge of the subject. They detail the major mental health disorders and the issues and implications surrounding them, and include separate chapters on personality disorder, dual diagnosis and self-harm. more »

2006, Paperback: £22.99/ $52.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-260-1, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 160pp
Disorganized Children

Disorganized Children

A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Edited by Samuel M. Stein and Uttom Chowdhury

In this book, psychiatrists, speech, family and occupational therapists and neurodevelopment specialists present a range of behavioural and psychological strategies to help disorganized children improve concentration and performance in the classroom and deal with a variety of behaviour and social interaction difficulties. more »

2006, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-148-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 344pp
The Truth is Longer Than a Lie

The Truth is Longer Than a Lie

Children's Experiences of Abuse and Professional Interventions

Neerosh Mudaly and Chris Goddard

This groundbreaking book reveals what young victims have to say about abuse and its effects on their lives. The authors examine societal factors that increase children's vulnerability, and propose measures for preventing abuse. They outline the requirements of ethically sound research, and conclude with recommendations for future research. more »

2006, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-317-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp
Social Capital and Mental Health

Social Capital and Mental Health

Edited by Kwame McKenzie and Trudy Harpham

The book examines its effects on psychological functioning and on the risk factors for mental health that are associated with communities that have either high or low levels of social capital. Analyses the implications of research findings for future policy developments and makes clear recommendations for future practice and research. more »

2006, Paperback: £28.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-355-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

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