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The Genesis of Artistic Creativity

The Genesis of Artistic Creativity

Asperger's Syndrome and the Arts

Michael Fitzgerald

This book is a revealing exploration of the lives of 21 famous writers, philosophers, musicians and painters including George Orwell, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Andy Warhol and many others, in light of the recognized criteria for diagnosis of high-functioning autism and Asperger's Syndrome (AS). more »

2005, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-334-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, creativity, psychology

A Safe Place for Caleb

A Safe Place for Caleb

An Interactive Book for Kids, Teens and Adults with Issues of Attachment, Grief, Loss or Early Trauma

Kathleen A. Chara and Paul J. Chara, Jr.
Illustrated by J.M. Berns

The book is aimed to help people who are dealing with attachment problems and aid understanding into such conditions. It follows the experience of a young boy , Caleb, as he encounters difficulties forming and sustaining healthy relationships and presents a summary of current scientific thought on attachment styles and disorders. more »

2005, Paperback: £13.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-799-6, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 128pp

Keywords: adolescence, adoption, attachment, challenging behaviour, child protection, children, emotions, families, fostering, parenting, trauma

Making it a Success

Making it a Success

Practical Strategies and Worksheets for Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Sue Larkey

This is a resource to help teachers and TAs effectively integrate students with special needs in the classroom. With photocopiable worksheets, creative ideas and teacher notes, Larkey presents effective ways of helping children with autism spectrum disorder improve their social skills, reading, writing and maths, play and general behaviour. more »

2005, Paperback: £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-204-5, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 120pp

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

Understanding 12-14-Year-Olds

Understanding 12-14-Year-Olds

Margot Waddell

This book offers helpful advice to parents whose children have reached the turbulent teenage years. From conflict management to issues of bullying, stealing and smoking, it guides parents as their children alternate between maturity and immaturity and develop their own identity. more »

2005, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-367-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 96pp

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

Understanding Sensory Dysfunction

Understanding Sensory Dysfunction

Learning, Development and Sensory Dysfunction in Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, Learning Disabilities and Bipolar Disorder

Polly Godwin Emmons and Liz McKendry Anderson

This book is comprehensive resource for addressing sensory dysfunction in children, using practical strategies to help them reach their full potential at home, school and in the community. Focusing on early intervention, it provides integration activities, assessment and curricular modifications, treatment options and equipment and resources. more »

2005, Paperback: £12.95/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-806-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, bipolar disorder, children, health care, inclusive classroom, intellectual disabilities, occupational therapy, sensory issues, sensory stimulation, special education

Victims of Crime and Community Justice

Victims of Crime and Community Justice

Brian Williams

Dr Brian Williams lays bare the assumptions about victims and offenders that currently restrict efficient policy-making. He evaluates proposed solutions, including restorative justice and informal community justice, and draws on evidence and experiences from the UK and around the world to investigate which measures have proved effective. more »

2005, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-195-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: community care, offenders, probation, social policy, social work, trauma, violence

Foster Children

Foster Children

Where They Go and How They Get On

Ian Sinclair, Claire Baker, Kate Wilson and Ian Gibbs

This book analyses the outcomes of a large-scale study of foster children in the UK. It includes individual case studies and draws extensively on the views of foster children themselves. The book provides a wealth of findings, many of them new and challenging and offers positive and practical recommendations. more »

2005, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-278-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: adoption, fostering

Relative Grief

Relative Grief

Parents and children, sisters and brothers, husbands, wives and partners, grandparents and grandchildren talk about their experience of death and grieving

Clare Jenkins and Judy Merry

In this collection of accounts, people share their experiences of losing loved ones through death from natural causes, genetic conditions, accident, suicide and murder. Looking at death from different perspectives, it encourages people to understand their own grief and how those around to them might be affected by what can seem a very private loss. more »

2005, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-257-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: bereavement, counselling, families, grief, memoirs, palliative care

Standing On His Own Two Feet

Standing On His Own Two Feet

A Diary of Dying

Sue Grant

Standing on His Own Two Feet offers an insight into how health care systems serve the terminally ill, the choices faced by families, and ways of providing the best possible care at home and maintaining the patient's dignity until the end. In particular, Sue Grant deals sensitively with the care needs of young adults. more »

2005, Paperback: £21.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-368-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: bereavement, death, mental health, palliative care, social work, trauma

Fostering Now

Fostering Now

Messages from Research

Ian Sinclair

This book identifies the most significant challenges currently faced by foster care and draws out the key messages for policy and practice. It offers important insights into the state of foster care today, and suggests how it can be improved in future. This book is essential reading for social workers, policy makers, academics and foster carers. more »

2005, Paperback: £19.99/ $38.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-362-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: adoption, fostering, social work

Songwriting

Songwriting

Methods, Techniques and Clinical Applications for Music Therapy Clinicians, Educators and Students

Edited by Felicity Baker and Tony Wigram

This comprehensive and groundbreaking book describes the effective use of songwriting in music therapy with a variety of client populations, from children with cancer and adolescents in secondary school to people with traumatic brain injury and mental health issues. This practical book will prove indispensable to students, therapists and educators. more »

2005, Paperback: £19.99/ $35.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-356-1, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 288pp

Keywords: brain injury, education, educational psychology, mental health, music therapy, psychology, psychotherapy, trauma

Screening for Perinatal Depression

Screening for Perinatal Depression

Edited by Carol Henshaw and Sandra Elliott

This much-needed text provides guidance for health care professionals on the issues and controversies surrounding screening and on good practice in the use of screening tests. The role of the UK National Screening Committee is explored, along with the problems faced when implementing screening programmes in developing countries. more »

2005, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-219-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: depression, health care, mental health, psychiatry, psychology, social work

Teaching at Home

Teaching at Home

A New Approach to Tutoring Children with Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Olga Holland

Faced with the apparent inability of her autistic son Billy to learn and socialize with other children at school, Olga Holland decided to teach him at home. This book explains the author's approach, focused on adapting to the demands of Billy's atypical mind and respecting his vivid imaginative world while attracting and retaining his attention. more »

2005, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-787-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 128pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, children, education, families, gifted and talented, giftedness, high functioning autism, homeschooling, parenting, special education

Assessing and Developing Communication and Thinking Skills in People with Autism and Communication Difficulties

Assessing and Developing Communication and Thinking Skills in People with Autism and Communication Difficulties

A Toolkit for Parents and Professionals

Kate Silver
With Autism Initiatives

This photocopiable resource offers a framework for the assessment and measurement of the communication skills of children with autistic spectrum disorders. With assessment and planning sheets, it enables teachers, educators and other professionals to observe and record how children use and understand language, following their progress over time. more »

2005, Paperback: £19.95/ $38.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-352-3, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 80pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, communication, educational psychology, educational training, inclusive classroom, psychology, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

Career Success of Disabled High-flyers

Career Success of Disabled High-flyers

Sonali Shah

Drawing on case studies of 31 disabled adults, this book suggests that individual traits and patterns of behaviour are key factors in career success, and shows that it is often society rather than impairment that hinders professional progression. It will provide role models and valuable insights for young career-minded disabled people. more »

2005, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-208-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keyword: disability

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