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Adam's Alternative Sports Day

Adam's Alternative Sports Day

An Asperger Story

Jude Welton

9 year old Adam dreads Sports Day, so he is delighted when Mr Williams announces that this year there will be an Alternative Sports Day with some very different challenges. There will be quizzes, riddles, and a treasure hunt - all the things that Adam enjoys. This book offers insights into how a child with AS copes with the challenges of school. more »

2004, Paperback: £12.99/ $20.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-300-4, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 112pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, fiction, inclusive classroom, memoirs, special education

How to Understand Autism – The Easy Way

How to Understand Autism – The Easy Way

Alexander Durig

Durig provides ideas and examples that enable the reader to understand and recognize autism, and prepare for interaction with autistic people. He explains how autistic perception 'works' and how it yields autistic behaviours, to enable readers to see the world through the eyes of an autistic person, and thus change the way they perceive autism. more »

2004, Paperback: £15.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-791-0, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 136pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, children, counselling, health care, high functioning autism, occupational therapy, parenting, social work

Children, Youth and Adults with Asperger Syndrome

Children, Youth and Adults with Asperger Syndrome

Integrating Multiple Perspectives

Edited by Kevin P. Stoddart

This book offers a comprehensive overview of clinical, research and personal perspectives on Asperger Syndrome, including contributions from parents and experts in the fields of psychology, social work, psychiatry, genetics, sexology and vocational counselling. more »

2004, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-319-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 384pp
2004, Hardback: £55.00/ $90.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-268-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 384pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, adolescence, adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, families, high functioning autism, occupational therapy, psychiatry, social work, special education, youthwork

My Son Fred - Living with Autism

My Son Fred - Living with Autism

How Could You Manage? I Couldn't. I Did It Anyway

Maud Deckmar
Translated by Ewa Wulkan

Maud Deckmar tells a touching and honest story of living with Fred, her eldest child, who has autism and an intellectual disability. She recounts here the great struggles and sorrows as well as the love and happiness she has experienced from his early childhood to adulthood. more »

2004, Paperback: £21.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-312-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: autism, children, families, intellectual disabilities, memoirs, parenting, residential care, supported living

Surviving Fears in Health and Social Care

Surviving Fears in Health and Social Care

The Terrors of Night and the Arrows of Day

Martin Smith

Drawing on powerful first-hand accounts, this book explores the fears experienced when working in child protection, mental health, and with marginalized groups of people, and suggests how these fears can be understood and managed. The author provides helpful suggestions for good practice and training. more »

2004, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-180-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: anxiety, child protection, children, counselling, mental health, offenders, safeguarding children, social care, social work, trauma

Understanding Your Three-Year-Old

Understanding Your Three-Year-Old

Louise Emanuel

Louise Emanuel presents practical tips and a great deal of emotional reassurance for both the first-time and the experienced parent. She offers helpful guidance on a range of topics, from managing sibling rivalry and ensuring everyone in the family gets a good night's sleep, to encouraging conversation and imaginative solitary and social play. more »

2004, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-243-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 96pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, child development, child protection, child psychiatry, children, education, emotions, families, parenting, psychology

The Child's Own Story

The Child's Own Story

Life Story Work with Traumatized Children

Richard Rose and Terry Philpot

The authors explain the concepts of attachment, separation, loss and identity, using these contexts to describe how to use techniques such as family trees, wallpaper work, and eco- and geno-scaling. They offer guidance on interviewing relatives and carers, and how to gain access to key documentation, including social workers' case files. more »

2004, Paperback: £15.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-287-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: adoption, challenging behaviour, child protection, child psychology, children, counselling, emotions, fostering, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, social care, social stories, social work, trauma

Child Neglect

Child Neglect

Practice Issues for Health and Social Care

Edited by Julie Taylor and Brigid Daniel

This book addresses the key themes in child neglect, draws on current research and practice knowledge and sets out the implications for practice. With a joint health and social work focus, this interdisciplinary book is an essential resource for all professionals working towards integrated and collaborative childcare services. more »

2004, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-160-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 352pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, depression, emotions, health care, social care, social work, trauma

Child Welfare Services for Minority Ethnic Families

Child Welfare Services for Minority Ethnic Families

The Research Reviewed

June Thoburn, Ashok Chand and Joanne Procter
Introduction by Beverley Prevatt Goldstein

Based on extensive studies into child welfare services, this important book brings together research into what works in service provision for minority ethnic families. Reviewing studies of the nature and adequacy of the services provided, and the outcomes for the children and their families, this book provides guidance for policy and practice. more »

2004, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-269-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: child protection, children, ethnicity, families, social care, social policy, social work

Foster Placements

Foster Placements

Why They Succeed and Why They Fail

Ian Sinclair, Kate Wilson and Ian Gibbs

Based on exhaustive research, the authors discuss the primary concerns in foster placement planning, considering the high frequency of placement breakdowns, their impact on the child's behaviour and school performance, and the challenges this places on foster families. more »

2004, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-173-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: children, fostering

The Healing Flow: Artistic Expression in Therapy

The Healing Flow: Artistic Expression in Therapy

Creative Arts and the Process of Healing: An Image/Word Approach Inquiry

Martina Schnetz

Drawing on her extensive experience as a creative arts therapist, Martina Schnetz puts forward a new approach to the process of art in healing. She explores the dialogue between the internal world, external images, and words, shaping a new vocabulary for creative arts therapists. more »

2004, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-205-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: art therapy, arts therapies, children, counselling, creative therapies, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, social work, trauma

Principles and Practice of Expressive Arts Therapy

Principles and Practice of Expressive Arts Therapy

Toward a Therapeutic Aesthetics

Paolo Knill, Ellen G. Levine and Stephen K. Levine

This book lays the foundation for a fresh interpretation of art-making and the therapeutic process by re-examining the concept of poiesis. The authors clarify the methodology and theory of practice with a focus on intermodal therapy, crystallization theory and polyaesthetics, and give guidance on the didactics of acquiring practical skills. more »

2004, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-039-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 264pp

Keywords: arts therapies, expressive therapies, interdisciplinary arts therapies, psychology

A Strange World – Autism, Asperger's Syndrome and PDD-NOS

A Strange World – Autism, Asperger's Syndrome and PDD-NOS

A Guide for Parents, Partners, Professional Carers, and People with ASDs

Martine F. Delfos

This guide to autistic spectrum disorders comes from a new scientific perspective. Delfos's biopsychological model provides a theoretical analysis of the nature of autism and the problems it can cause. She offers advice on how to approach problems from the perspectives of autistic children, adolescents and adults, as well as parents and carers. more »

2004, Paperback: £27.99/ $44.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-255-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 416pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child psychology, pervasive developmental disorder, psychiatry, sensory issues, social skills, speech and language therapy

A Toss of the Dice

A Toss of the Dice

Stories from a Pediatrician's Practice

Natasha T. Hays

Natasha T. Hays uses stories from her paediatric practice to illustrate the challenges faced by children with different types of special needs, including autism, bipolar disorder, genetic syndromes, cerebral palsy, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and giftedness. more »

2004, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-788-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy, children, dyspraxia, emotions, families, fiction, health care, high functioning autism, hyperlexia, memoirs, nonverbal learning disabilities, parenting, psychology, tics, tourettes

Case Study Designs in Music Therapy

Case Study Designs in Music Therapy

Edited by David Aldridge

This book shows, for the first time, how research and clinical work can creatively complement one another, proving beneficial to both disciplines. Each chapter is written by a leading researcher and practitioner in the field, and the book covers a wide spectrum of approaches within different settings. more »

2004, Paperback: £21.99/ $37.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-140-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: health care, music therapy, psychiatry

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