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Music Therapy: Intimate Notes

Music Therapy: Intimate Notes

Mercédès Pavlicevic

The stories and reflections in this book describe powerful encounters between nine music therapists and clients. The stories reveal the passion and integrity of nine music therapists who undergo profound changes as a result of their work. The book provides a lively and informal theoretical foundation, connecting music to our intimate lives. more »

1999, Paperback: £16.99/ $27.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-692-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp
Music, Language and Autism

Music, Language and Autism

Exceptional Strategies for Exceptional Minds

Adam Ockelford

This book explores why many children with autism are so captivated by music and how practitioners and parents can harness this to develop language skills. Through case studies, it displays how music can become a scaffold for language; allowing autistic children to express their inner thoughts and feelings without resorting to destructive behaviour. more »

2013, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-197-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp
Music, Music Therapy and Trauma

Music, Music Therapy and Trauma

International Perspectives

Edited by Julie P. Sutton

Music communicates where words fail, and music therapy has been proven to connect with those who were thought to be unreachable, making it an ideal medium for working with those who have suffered psychological trauma. Music, Music Therapy and Trauma addresses the need for an exploration of current thinking on music and trauma. more »

2002, Paperback: £19.99/ $37.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-027-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp
Musical Encounters with Dying

Musical Encounters with Dying

Stories and Lessons

Islene Runningdeer

This book explores the supportive role music therapy can play in the end-of-life care. Through real-life accounts, it looks at how to create a therapeutic relationship, help patients to reach final goals, work within cultural contexts and deal with difficult emotions. It also considers how best to support the families of the dying. more »

2013, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-936-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Mutative Metaphors in Psychotherapy

The Aeolian Mode

Murray Cox and Alice Theilgaard

The aim of the Aeolian Mode is to release energy by freeing an individual from the restrictive legacy of the past. Taking Bachelard's paradox "But the image has touched the depths before it stirs the surface" as a paradigm, the book presents the therapeutic possibilities in metaphor and image whereby patients are enabled to tell their story. more »

1997, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-459-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 308pp
Mutual Support and Mental Health

Mutual Support and Mental Health

A Route to Recovery

Maddy Loat

Mental health services tend to view and treat mental health problems in an individual-centric way. This book argues for an alternative route to recovery that is cognizant of our social nature, needs and difficulties. It focuses on the therapeutic value of meeting others who face similar problems and sharing experiences. more »

2011, Paperback: £21.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-530-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp
My Autism Book

My Autism Book

A Child's Guide to their Autism Spectrum Diagnosis

Glòria Durà-Vilà and Tamar Levi

When a child is diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, parents often feel overwhelmed and uncertain about how to communicate the diagnosis to their child. This beautifully illustrated picture book helps parents to explain autism to their child in a sensitive, positive and accurate way using clear language that speaks directly to the child. more »

2013, Hardback: £9.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-438-6, 210mm x 210mm / 8.25in x 8.25in, 48pp
My Child Has Autism, Now What?

My Child Has Autism, Now What?

10 Steps to Get You Started

Susan Larson Kidd

The book covers the key aspects of life with a child on the autism spectrum, including basics such as sleeping, eating, and toileting, through adapting the home, creating routines, and exploring therapy. Strategies are outlined simply and clearly, and are firmly grounded in the author's extensive experience of supporting children with autism. more »

2010, Paperback: £10.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-841-4, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp
My dearest Birdie

My dearest Birdie

Letters to Australia 1874 to 1886

Richard Gowlland and Jessie Gowlland
Edited by Juliet Phillips
Edited by Richard Joscelyne

In February 1874, Jack Gowlland RN and his sister Celia left England to travel across the Continent. From there they sailed via the newly opened Suez Canal to Australia. Celia never returned to England. Spanning twelve years, the letters to Celia - Birdie - that form this volume are from Celia's favourite brother, Richard, and his wife Jessie. more »

2007, Paperback: £12.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-635-7, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 268pp
My Parent has an Autism Spectrum Disorder

My Parent has an Autism Spectrum Disorder

A Workbook for Children and Teens

Barbara R. Lester

The author describes common characteristics of ASD, and encourages children to think about how the world might look from their parent's perspective. Topics include social and emotional difficulties, sensory issues, body language, special interests, and how the child might go about explaining their parent's differences to other children. more »

2011, Paperback: £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-835-3, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 112pp
My Social Stories Book

My Social Stories Book

Edited by Carol Gray and Abbie Leigh White
Illustrated by Sean McAndrew

Taking the form of short narratives, the book take children step by step through basic activities such as brushing your teeth, taking a bath and getting used to new clothes. These stories are written for preschoolers aged from two to six, and the book is a useful primer for all young children - but most especially those on the autism spectrum. more »

2001, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-950-9, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 144pp
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
My Turn to Talk

My Turn to Talk

A guide to help children and young people in care aged 11 or younger have a say about how they are looked after

Claire Lanyon and Ruth Sinclair

Updated in 2009, this guide offers tips and advice to looked after children about how they can have more say in their care more »

2005, Paperback: £9.95/ $16.95
ISBN: 9781904787402, 296 x 210mm, 20pp
My Turn to Talk

My Turn to Talk

A guide to help children and young people in care aged 12 or older have a say about how they are looked after

Claire Lanyon and Ruth Sinclair

Updated in 2009, this guide offers tips and advice to looked after young people about how they can have more say in their care more »

2005, Paperback: £9.95/ $16.95
ISBN: 9781904787396, 296 x 210mm, 20pp
The Myriad Gifts of Asperger's Syndrome

The Myriad Gifts of Asperger's Syndrome

John M. Ortiz

A collection of real-life personal profiles, this book focuses on the talents and achievements of individuals with AS. Ortiz celebrates the qualities of individuals with AS including their characteristic tenacity, honesty, and attention to detail, and looks also at the wide range of careers they have chosen and in which they flourish. more »

2008, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-883-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

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