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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
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
Talking About Spirituality in Health Care Practice

Talking About Spirituality in Health Care Practice

A Resource for the Multi-Professional Health Care Team

Gillian White

Gillian White draws on her experiences and proposes that multi-professional health care teams should talk about spirituality in challenging but safe environments to develop shared understanding of it, and to increase their confidence about integrating spiritual care into their daily practise. more »

2006, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-305-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp
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
Encouraging Appropriate Behavior for Children on the Autism Spectrum

Encouraging Appropriate Behavior for Children on the Autism Spectrum

Frequently Asked Questions

Shira Richman

100 questions organized by topic, cover common everyday problems, from advice on what to do if your autistic child routinely runs away to tips on how to stop him spitting. Richman outlines behavioural plans to help parents and professionals encourage appropriate behaviour and help their child learn positive behavioural patterns. more »

2006, Paperback: £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-825-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 224pp
Homespun Remedies

Homespun Remedies

Strategies in the Home and Community for Children with Autism Spectrum and Other Disorders

Dion E. Betts and Nancy J. Patrick

The authors offer sensible approaches to tackling everyday problems faced by parents and carers, such as bathing, feeding, haircuts, and shopping. The book is split into four parts, covering home life, community, hygiene, and schools and organizations. Common problem areas are listed alphabetically and supplemented with "homespun" tips and advice. more »

2006, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-813-9, royal, 160pp
Spiritual Growth and Care in the Fourth Age of Life

Spiritual Growth and Care in the Fourth Age of Life

Elizabeth MacKinlay

This book explores the spiritual dimension of ageing and investigates the role of pastoral and spiritual care in helping the frail elderly cope with end-of-life issues. Focusing on the experience of nursing home residents and anecdotes gathered in interviews, MacKinlay sensitively presents the struggles facing older people in need of care. more »

2006, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-231-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp
Working Ethics

Working Ethics

How to Be Fair in a Culturally Complex World

Richard Rowson

Working Ethics sets out an ethical foundation for professionals and for the professions in a modern, culturally complex society. Rowson shows how this ethical framework can enable professionals to work more effectively, earn trust, mutual support and respect, and how it can foster democratic ideals in the workplace and community. more »

2006, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-750-5, royal, 208pp
Disabled Children and the Law

Disabled Children and the Law

Research and Good Practice
2nd edition

Janet Read, Luke Clements and David Ruebain

Now in its completely updated second edition, this accessible guide provides essential information about how the law can be used to promote good practice and policy development for disabled children and young people. The authors take an anti-discriminatory and inclusive approach that involves parents and children in decision-making and advocacy. more »

2006, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-280-9, Royal, 320pp
Asylum to Action

Asylum to Action

Paddington Day Hospital, Therapeutic Communities and Beyond

Helen Spandler

Asylum to Action offers an alternative history of a libertarian therapeutic community at Paddington Day Hospital in West London in the 1970s. Helen Spandler recaptures the radical aspirations, as well as the conflicts, of the early therapeutic community movement, radical psychiatry and the patients' movement. more »

2006, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-348-6, royal, 176pp
Drama Therapy and Storymaking in Special Education

Drama Therapy and Storymaking in Special Education

Paula Crimmens

This practical resource book for professionals covers the broad spectrum of students attending special needs schools. Paula Crimmens places therapeutic storymaking within the context of drama therapy and offers practical advice on how to structure and set up sessions to be compatible with special needs learning environments. more »

2006, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-291-5, royal, 208pp
Succeeding with Interventions for Asperger Syndrome Adolescents

Succeeding with Interventions for Asperger Syndrome Adolescents

A Guide to Communication and Socialisation in Interaction Therapy

John Harpur, Maria Lawlor and Michael Fitzgerald

This book presents strategies to tackle the difficulties in social interaction and communication experienced by adolescents with Asperger Syndrome. Focusing on the development of interaction skills through teaching social competence, it explains how to design an effective social skills intervention programme leading to successful peer interaction. more »

2006, Paperback: £19.99/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-322-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

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