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Health Care and the Autism Spectrum

Health Care and the Autism Spectrum

A Guide for Health Professionals, Parents and Carers

Alison Morton-Cooper

Communication difficulties, sensory overload and extreme discomfort with physical contact are all traits common in autism that make basic patient care and routine medical procedures extremely difficult. This is a ground-breaking volume that addresses the ethical issues as well as the practical challenges of treating people with autism. more »

2004, Paperback: £17.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-963-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 128pp
The Development of Autism

The Development of Autism

A Self-Regulatory Perspective

Thomas L. Whitman

Tom Whitman proposes a new developmental theory of autism that focuses on the diversity of characteristics associated with this disorder, and how these develop over time. This theory is reconciled and integrated with contemporary theories of autism, including the social, cognitive, linguistic, sensorimotor and biological perspectives. more »

2004, Paperback: £17.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-735-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp
How to Find Work that Works for People with Asperger Syndrome

How to Find Work that Works for People with Asperger Syndrome

The Ultimate Guide for Getting People with Asperger Syndrome into the Workplace (and keeping them there!)

Gail Hawkins

Hawkins guides readers through the process of gaining employment, from building a supportive team, addressing workplace challenges, to securing an appropriate post. The book includes practical tips on topics such as finding potential employers and creating a dazzling CV, as well as sensitive advice on assessing when somebody is ready for work. more »

2003, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-151-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp
Stepping Out

Stepping Out

Using Games and Activities to Help Your Child with Special Needs

Sarah Newman

Stepping Out provides parents and carers with practical advice, and fun games and activities to improve a child's skills in the six areas of development: cognitive; physical; sensory; language; social and emotional. The book also outlines the stages of child development so parents can place their child's progress in context. more »

2003, Paperback: £18.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-110-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 368pp
Choosing Home

Choosing Home

Deciding to Homeschool with Asperger's Syndrome

Martha Kennedy Hartnett and Stephen M. Shore

Martha Kennedy Hartnett is the mother of a child with AS who made the courageous choice to homeschool. Emerging from the author's personal experience, this book is a step by step account of successful home education. It will take you into the homes of Asperger families as they journey from survival of the playground bully to making it work at home. more »

2003, Paperback: £15.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-763-7, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp
Different Minds

Different Minds

Gifted Children with AD/HD, Asperger Syndrome, and Other Learning Deficits

Deirdre V. Lovecky

Explaining why certain children are gifted and how giftedness is manifested, each chapter addresses the relevance for children with AD/HD and Asperger Syndrome. Lovecky guides parents and professionals through methods of diagnosis and advises on how best to nurture individual needs, positive behaviour and relationships at home and at school. more »

2003, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-964-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 528pp
Multicoloured Mayhem

Multicoloured Mayhem

Parenting the Many Shades of Adolescents and Children with Autism, Asperger Syndrome and AD/HD

Jacqui Jackson

Jacqui Jackson has seven children. Luke has Asperger Syndrome, Joe has ADHD, and Ben has autism. Full of anecdotes and lively thinking, the book explains vividly what it is like to parent young people with such a range of conditions, and provides a wealth of helpful and creative advice for other parents and carers. more »

2003, Paperback: £13.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-171-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp
Wishing On the Midnight Star

Wishing On the Midnight Star

My Asperger Brother

Nancy Ogaz

Wishing on the Midnight Star presents the sibling's view of the joys and frustrations of having a younger brother with Asperger Syndrome, with insights into the daily adventures of an AS family, and the positive coping, and loving strategies they have evolved. It is an engaging and amusing teen love story that will appeal to older and younger kids. more »

2003, Paperback: £12.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-757-6, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp
Asperger Syndrome and Adults... Is Anyone Listening?

Asperger Syndrome and Adults... Is Anyone Listening?

Essays and Poems by Spouses, Partners and Parents of Adults with Asperger Syndrome

Karen E. Rodman

Focusing on what is referred to as the Cassandra phenomenon, where the neurotypical partner often needs more emotional guidance than the AS partner, this volume gathers together letters, thoughts and poems to give voice to the loneliness, frustration and love felt by many individuals who are close to one or more people with AS. more »

2003, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-751-4, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 192pp
Parenting a Child with Asperger Syndrome

Parenting a Child with Asperger Syndrome

200 Tips and Strategies

Brenda Boyd

Brenda is mother to thirteen-year-old Kenneth, author of Asperger Syndrome, the Universe and Everything. Brenda discusses parents' reaction to their child's AS and gives advice on how better to understand 'Planet Asperger'. This book helps parents to respond positively to the challenge of AS and find the 'treasure' in their child's way of being. more »

2003, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-137-6, Royal, 208pp

Social Skills Training

For Children and Adolescents with Asperger Syndrome and Social-Communication Problems

Jed E Baker

Whether it's learning how long one can look at somebody; how to say no to peer pressure; or dealing with sensitive topic - it's all here. In this comprehensive and user-friendly book, the author translates years of experience working with students with Asperger Syndrome and social-communication difficulties. more »

2003, Paperback: £24.95
ISBN: 9781931282208, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp
Calling the Shots

Calling the Shots

Childhood Vaccination – One Family's Journey

Mary Alexander

Mixing personal experience with factual research, Alexander examines vaccination and highlights some of the questions she believes should be at the forefront of parents' minds. This book aims to provide parents with the knowledge and curiosity needed to make an informed, confident decision about vaccination. more »

2003, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-133-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp
Social Skills Training for Adolescents with General Moderate Learning Difficulties

Social Skills Training for Adolescents with General Moderate Learning Difficulties

Ursula Cornish and Fiona Ross

After many years' social skills work with young people with Asperger Syndrome and other moderate learning difficulties, the authors have compiled a set of training sessions for teachers. Based on a multi-sensory cognitive-behavioural approach, the sessions cover pre- and post-intervention evaluation schedules, and interview and observation tools. more »

2003, Paperback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-179-6, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 128pp
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
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

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