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A Personal Guide to Living with Progressive Memory Loss

A Personal Guide to Living with Progressive Memory Loss

Sandy Burgener and Prudence Twigg

This book provides practical guidance for coping with progressive memory loss, and includes examples of real people who have faced similar challenges. These stories highlight both good and bad ways to deal with the problems that arise, and are also useful for describing the experiences of memory loss to friends and family. more »

2007, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-863-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keyword: dementia

Personal Hygiene? What's that Got to Do with Me?

Personal Hygiene? What's that Got to Do with Me?

Pat Crissey
Illustrated by Noah Crissey

This book is a curriculum for students with autism, AS, learning and developmental disabilities, designed to help them understand how others perceive their appearance and the social implications of neglecting personal hygiene. Simple factual information is accompanied by cartoons that emphasize how others view someone with poor hygiene. more »

2004, Paperback: £12.95/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-796-5, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 96pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, counselling, inclusive classroom, intellectual disabilities, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, occupational therapy, parenting, personal hygiene, sensory issues, special education

New! Personalisation and Dementia

Personalisation and Dementia

A Guide for Person-Centred Practice

Helen Sanderson and Gill Bailey

Personalisation builds on person-centred care to focus on how people with dementia can have more choice and control in their lives, and be supported to be part of their community. This practical guide explains how to deliver personalised services and support for people with dementia through simple, evidence-based person-centred practices and tools. more »

2013, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-379-2, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 192pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, carers, communication, community care, dementia, domicilary care, health care, nursing, older people, palliative care, person-centred, personalisation, residential care, social care, social work

New! Personalisation in Practice

Personalisation in Practice

Supporting Young People with Disabilities through the Transition to Adulthood

Suzie Franklin
With Helen Sanderson

This book demonstrates very clearly how the personalisation of support and services works in practice. The authors describe how Jennie, a young person with autism and learning difficulties, was supported through the transition from school to living independently using simple, evidence-based person-centred planning tools. Jennie's story illustrates the importance of quality person-centred... more »

2013, Paperback: £13.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-443-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 128pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, carers, children, community care, disability, employment, families, housing, intellectual disabilities, joint working, nonverbal learning disabilities, parenting, personalisation, social care, social work, special education, supported living, teenagers, transitions

Personalised Learning for Young People with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties

Personalised Learning for Young People with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties

Andrew Colley

Challenging the notion that young people with profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) should be taught in a linear, target-driven way, this book presents an innovative model for creating learning opportunities to suit the needs and abilities of each student, within the constraints for formal curricula and even in large class settings. more »

2013, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-367-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 168pp

Keywords: adolescence, adults, autism, challenging behaviour, communication, disability, education, intellectual disabilities, nonverbal learning disabilities, sensory issues, special education, speech and language therapy, teenagers, transitions

Personality Disorder

Personality Disorder

Temperament or Trauma?

Heather Castillo

Personality Disorder is one of the most difficult psychological conditions to classify and treat. Drawing on extensive research carried out in conjunction with service users, the author seeks to adjust this imbalance and looks at the classification and treatment of personality disorder from the service users' viewpoint. more »

2002, Paperback: £26.99/ $44.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-053-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: forensic psychotherapy, mental health

Personality Disorder

Personality Disorder

The Definitive Reader

Edited by Gwen Adshead and Caroline Jacob

This book addresses the impact that working with personality disorder patients can have on staff. It offers theoretical explanations for personality disorder, explores other issues such as the concept of boundaries in clinical practice, psychiatric staff and the relationship between severity of personality disorder and childhood experiences. more »

2008, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-640-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 280pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, community care, counselling, forensic psychotherapy, mental health, mental illness, offenders, psychiatry, psychology, social care, social work

Perspectives in Caribbean Psychology

Perspectives in Caribbean Psychology

Edited by Frederick W. Hickling, Brigitte K. Matthies, Kai Morgan and Roger C. Gibson

A comprehensive volume providing an overview of Caribbean psychology addressing culture and behaviour, developmental psychology, personality disorder, issues of violence, application of therapeutic models in the Caribbean, and psychological assessment. more »

2012, Paperback: £40.00/ $65.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-358-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 744pp

Keywords: counselling, ethnicity, health care, mental health, mental illness, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapy, race, trauma

The Perspectives of People with Dementia

The Perspectives of People with Dementia

Research Methods and Motivations

Edited by Heather Wilkinson

People with dementia have often played a passive role in the investigation of their condition. The contributors to this book look at ways of redressing the balance and involving them in the research process. They describe the skills that researchers and care staff need when seeking to validate the views of people with dementia successfully. more »

2001, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-001-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keyword: dementia

Perspectives on Rehabilitation and Dementia

Perspectives on Rehabilitation and Dementia

Edited by Mary Marshall

This book offers new insights into the application of a well-established approach to people who have traditionally been thought not to benefit from them. It demonstrates that rehabilitation has positive outcomes for people with dementia's quality of life and self-esteem, especially if rehabilitation is seen as a positive philosophy of practice. more »

2004, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-286-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keyword: dementia

Pervasive Developmental  Disorder

Pervasive Developmental Disorder

An Altered Perspective

Barbara Quinn and Anthony Malone

Written principally for parents, this is a book which explains what it means for your child to be diagnosed with PDD, NOS, autism or Asperger Syndrome, and where you go from there. The authors describe the symptoms of PDD, what a diagnosis means, how a child fits into the diagnostic terminology and the diagnostic procedures involved. more »

2000, Paperback: £18.99/ $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-876-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, disability, pervasive developmental disorder, psychiatry, psychology, special education, speech and language therapy

Picking up the Pieces After Domestic Violence

Picking up the Pieces After Domestic Violence

A Practical Resource for Supporting Parenting Skills

Kate Iwi and Chris Newman

This practical guide provides techniques and exercises to help practitioners work in a structured and focused way with parents after domestic violence has occurred. It sets out a framework for assessing risks and needs, and covers how to build strengths, set goals, and plan an intervention pathway. more »

2011, Paperback: £21.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-021-0, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 144pp

Keywords: child protection, domestic abuse, families, offenders, parenting, probation, risk assessment, social care, social work, violence

Pied Piper

Pied Piper

Musical Activities to Develop Basic Skills

John Bean and Amelia Oldfield

With clear aims and easy-to-follow instructions, Pied Piper describes 78 enjoyable music activities for groups of children or adults who may have learning difficulties. The emphasis is on using music, rather than learning songs or rhythms, so group members do not need any special skills to be able to participate. more »

2001, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-994-3, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 96pp

Keywords: communication, music therapy, special education, speech and language therapy

The Pits and the Pendulum

The Pits and the Pendulum

A Life with Bipolar Disorder

Brian Adams

Spending a week doing nothing but exploring the possibilities of Lego, risking yet another job; impulsively sinking all his savings into impractical self-employment ventures; sleepless nights, gripped by the need to write - these are just some manifestations of the often damaging periods of manic, uninhibited energy of bipolar disorder. more »

2002, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-104-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: bipolar disorder, challenging behaviour, counselling, depression, mental health, psychiatry, social care, social work

Coming soon! A Place in My Heart

A Place in My Heart

Mary Grossnickle

Charlie the chipmunk was adopted by a family of squirrels and he now wonders about his birthparents he has never met. Although this upsets him, he feels better after talking to his mother. Simple and charming this illustrated picture book is for children aged 2-5. more »

August 2014, Hardback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-771-4, 260 x 208, 36pp

Keywords: adoption, children, counselling, fostering, Key Stage 0, looked after children, parenting, pastoral care, social care, social work

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