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Asparagus Dreams

Asparagus Dreams

Jessica Peers

Expelled from mainstream education and vaguely aware she has something called 'Asparagus' Syndrome, 12-year-old Jessica is sent away to a residential school for young people with autism. Recalling her school years with humour and insight, Jessica's account will open the eyes of readers to the difficulties, and the rewards, of this condition. more »

2003, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-164-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, inclusive classroom, memoirs, social skills, special education

How to Live with Autism and Asperger Syndrome

How to Live with Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Practical Strategies for Parents and Professionals

Chris Williams and Barry Wright
Illustrated by Olive Young

This introduction is an ideal resource for teachers and family members of a child with autism. In clear language and illustrations, the authors tackle common problems experienced in everyday routines such as eating, sleeping and toileting, as well as aggression and tantrums, compulsions and how to enable better communication. more »

2003, Paperback: £15.99/ $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-184-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 336pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, occupational therapy, parenting

Making Sense of the Unfeasible

Making Sense of the Unfeasible

My Life Journey with Asperger Syndrome

Marc Fleisher

Before he received his diagnosis of AS, Marc Fleisher was considered mentally retarded; yet he went on to gain two maths degrees and to undertake post-graduate studies in maths. In this engaging story he relates how, supported by his family and by services for people with autism, he learnt to get the most out of life. more »

2003, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-165-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, memoirs

Sensory Perceptual Issues in Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Sensory Perceptual Issues in Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Different Sensory Experiences - Different Perceptual Worlds

Olga Bogdashina

Bogdashina attempts to define the role of sensory perceptual problems in autism identified by autistic individuals themselves. She singles out possible patterns of sensory experiences in autism and the cognitive differences caused by them. The final chapters are devoted to assessment and intervention. more »

2003, Paperback: £14.95/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-166-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adolescence, adults, Asperger syndrome, children, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, psychology, sensory issues, sensory stimulation, special education

Therapeutic Communities for Children and Young People

Therapeutic Communities for Children and Young People

Edited by Adrian Ward, Kajelan Kasinski, Jane Pooley and Alan Worthington

This collection of papers written by respected experts with extensive experience builds a powerful picture of the theory and practice of therapeutic community work with young people. A wide variety of therapeutic community approaches is considered alongside an analysis of the implications of this model for mainstream residential practice. more »

2003, Paperback: £27.99/ $44.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-096-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 336pp

Keywords: adolescence, child protection, children, safeguarding children, social care, teenagers, therapeutic communities

Boys Who Have Abused

Boys Who Have Abused

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with Victim/Perpetrators of Sexual Abuse

John Woods
With a contribution from Anne Alvarez

The author presents a theoretical approach and practical suggestions for mental health practitioners working with young people who have abused. The book demonstrates how exploring an individual's whole life-course within a psychoanalytic framework enables connections to be drawn between possible childhood abuse and subsequent abusive behaviour. more »

2003, Paperback: £29.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-093-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keyword: forensic psychotherapy

Running with Walker

Running with Walker

A Memoir

Robert Hughes

Walker's father, Robert Hughes, tells a touching and inspiring story of discovering that their 'perfect little boy had a problem'. With disarming honesty and humour, the book tells how a family copes and keeps hope alive despite the staggering difficulties autism presents. more »

2003, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-755-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: autism, families, memoirs, parenting

Tictionary

Tictionary

A Reference Guide to the World of Tourette Syndrome, AS, ADHD and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder for Parents and Professionals

Becky Ottinger

This A-Z guide is for anyone needing information and common-sense strategies as they deal with the neurological disorders of Tourette Syndrome, Asperger Syndrome, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder. It contains factual information interspersed with both funny and sad stories. more »

2003, Paperback: £19.95
ISBN: 9781931282161, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 260pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, child psychiatry, educational psychology, occupational therapy, psychiatry, reference, special education, speech and language therapy, tics, tourettes

Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders

Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders

Frequently Asked Questions

Diane Yapko

This is an essential resource for parents, teachers, those new to the field, and people on the autism spectrum. Yapko, who has worked with individuals with ASDs and their families for over 20 years, brings together information about the latest `scientific breakthroughs', current developmental theories, and practical interventions around ASD. more »

2003, Paperback: £14.99/ $23.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-756-9, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 176pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, children, families, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, parenting, reference, sensory issues, special education

Autism – The Eighth Colour of the Rainbow

Autism – The Eighth Colour of the Rainbow

Learn to Speak Autistic

Florica Stone

Stone shows how shared meanings can be learnt and expressed between autistic and non-autistic individuals, though they experience different perceptions of reality. She presents ways of creating autistic-friendly environments, modifying traditional responses to autistic behaviour and using literal learning, providing useful examples and exercises. more »

2003, Paperback: £22.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-182-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, augmentative communication, autism, children, communication, occupational therapy, parenting, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

Haze

Haze

Kathy Hoopmann

Seb is a loner. Brilliant with numbers but hopeless with people, he prefers the company of computers and his only friend, Guzzle. Things change for the better when he makes some friends, and a new computer teacher arrives. However, Seb is soon caught up in a web of computer fraud and lies and turns to Madeline's mysterious cyber friend for help. more »

2003, Paperback: £9.95/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-072-0, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 160pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, education, educational psychology, fiction, inclusive classroom, special education

Groups in Music

Groups in Music

Strategies from Music Therapy

Mercédès Pavlicevic

Music therapist Mercédès Pavlicevic develops a broad-based discourse to describe, analyse and guide the practice of group musicking, drawing on her own extensive experience. The text is illustrated with vignettes drawn from a range of formal and informal settings. If you're involved in any kind of group musicking, this book is for you. more »

2003, Paperback: £19.99/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-081-2, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 256pp

Keywords: group psychotherapy, music therapy, psychotherapy

Children's Rights and Power

Children's Rights and Power

Charging Up for a New Century

Mary John

Examining children's rights from a global perspective, Mary John considers how children experience power, being powerful and the transformation of power relationships. She explores this issue, comparing the situation of children to that of powerless minority groups and asking why children are rarely included in debates on social accountability. more »

2003, Paperback: £21.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-659-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp
2003, Hardback: £49.99/ $90.00
ISBN: 978-1-85302-658-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Keyword: children's rights

'now you know me think more'

'now you know me think more'

A Journey with Autism using Facilitated Communication Techniques

Ppinder Hundal and Pauline Lukey

Pauline Lukey first met Ppinder Hundal when Ppinder was eight, at which point Ppinder was non-verbal and had no formal way of communicating. This book charts their development together as, through the use of facilitated communication techniques, Ppinder has become an eager and increasingly fluent communicator. more »

2003, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-144-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 64pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, autobiography, communication, nonverbal learning disabilities

Quality of Life and Disability

Quality of Life and Disability

An Approach for Community Practitioners

Ivan Brown and Roy I. Brown

The authors apply ideas about quality of life to the field of disability to assist front-line professionals, managers and policy-makers in effective service provision. They examine the historical context of the concept of quality of life and discuss the application of quality of life in the daily lives of people who have disabilities. more »

2003, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-005-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: disability, health care

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