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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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Learning to Cope with CRPS / RSD

Putting life first and pain second

Karen Rodham

There are very few resources available to CRPS/RSD sufferers. This accessible and simple book will resonate with those living with CRPS and show them they are not alone with this painful condition. It uses patient stories and clinical research to increase understanding and present practical ways to manage symptoms. more »

October 2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-240-9, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp
Learning to Live with High Functioning Autism

Learning to Live with High Functioning Autism

A Parent's Guide for Professionals

Mike Stanton

Intended for the professionals who work with autistic people and their families and friends, Learning to Live with High Functioning Autism draws on the Stanton family's experience, and compares it with the experiences of others, to offer an honest portrayal of what living with autism is actually like for all of those involved. more »

2000, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-915-8, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp
Learning to Live with Huntington's Disease

Learning to Live with Huntington's Disease

One Family's Story

Sandy Sulaiman

Huntington's Disease (HD) is a hereditary illness passed on via a defective gene. There is a fifty per cent chance of inheriting it from a parent and there is yet no cure. Learning to Live with Huntington's Disease is one family's poignant story of coping with the symptoms, the diagnosis and the effects of HD. more »

2007, Paperback: £15.99/ $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-487-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp
Learning to Practise Social Work

Learning to Practise Social Work

International Approaches

Edited by Steven M. Shardlow and Mark Doel

This important and accessible book deals with current issues in practice teaching and learning in social work for practitioners, students and academics. Written from an international perspective, this book draws together the knowledge and experiences of those from different countries working in a variety of social work settings. more »

2001, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-763-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp
Learning without School

Learning without School

Home Education

Ross Mountney

This book explains what home education is; the advantages and disadvantages of this route; how to begin home educating; what you need to do and how to help your child adjust; and how home education affects children's social skills and friendships. It also covers technical aspects, such as the curriculum, core subjects, exams and timetables. more »

2008, Paperback: £15.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-685-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp
Learning, Practice and Assessment

Learning, Practice and Assessment

Signposting the Portfolio

Mark Doel, Catherine Sawdon and Diane Morrison

This is a comprehensive guide to integrating assessment, learning and practice, reflecting current concerns in health and social care. The authors - an academic, a training officer and a practitioner - present complementary perspectives to bring theory and practice closer together. more »

2002, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-976-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp
Leaving Care

Leaving Care

Throughcare and Aftercare in Scotland

Jo Dixon and Mike Stein

How can social workers best support young people as they make the transition from care to independent living? This authoritative study investigates the successes and failures of care services for young people, identifying factors that hinder effective transition from care and the types of support that help to promote positive life choices. more »

2005, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-202-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Legislating for Harmony

Partnership under the Children Act 1989

Edited by Felicity Kaganas, Michael King and Christine Piper

As well as describing the various situations and settings in which the concept of partnership appears, this book analyses how the partnership principle is reflected in the law. It critically examines partnership between agencies, between child welfare professionals and children, and, finally, between child welfare professionals and parents. more »

1995, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-328-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp
New! LEGO®-Based Therapy

LEGO®-Based Therapy

How to build social competence through LEGO®-based clubs for children with autism and related conditions

Daniel B. LeGoff, Gina Gómez de la Cuesta, GW Krauss and Simon Baron-Cohen

A comprehensive guide to setting up LEGO Therapy groups to promote social skills in children with autism spectrum disorders and related conditions through group LEGO building. It fully explains the approach and gives advice on strategies for successfully seeing children through from 'LEGO Helper' to 'LEGO Genius'. more »

2014, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-537-6, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp
Lesbian and Gay Fostering and Adoption

Lesbian and Gay Fostering and Adoption

Extraordinary Yet Ordinary

Edited by Stephen Hicks and Janet McDermott

This book presents a collection of personal accounts, based on interviews and written testimonies, by lesbian and gay parents from many different social and ethnic backgrounds. Their stories record good and bad experiences, but overall, the accounts are positive and emphasise the rewards of parenting. more »

1998, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-600-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Ageing

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Ageing

Biographical Approaches for Inclusive Care and Support

Edited by Richard Ward, Ian Rivers and Mike Sutherland

This book explores the lives and perspectives of older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. As their distinct needs are often overlooked due to lack of understanding, this book demonstrates how life course approaches can offer insights into their support needs as they grow older, from housing and health care to community support. more »

2012, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-257-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp
Let's All Listen

Let's All Listen

Songs for Group Work in Settings that Include Students with Learning Difficulties and Autism

Pat Lloyd

Lloyd brings together 46 songs composed or adapted for use with children with communication problems. She suggests how each song can be used to encourage communication and social interaction, and lists a range of possible objectives for each one. She demonstrates how musical activity can be adapted to the specific needs of individual students. more »

2007, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-583-1, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 144pp
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Let's Learn About Adoption

The Adoption Club Therapeutic Workbook on Adoption and Its Many Different Forms

Regina Kupecky

There are many different kinds of adoption. Written to help adopted children aged 5-11 to understand the different kinds of adoption, including their own story, this illustrated therapeutic workbook provides an easy, fun way to learn and to explore feelings. more »

October 2014, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-762-2, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 64pp

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