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Sleep Difficulties and Autism Spectrum Disorders

Sleep Difficulties and Autism Spectrum Disorders

A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Kenneth J. Aitken

This comprehensive guide to the management of sleep difficulties focuses on the problems that are commonly found in Autism Spectrum Disorders and related conditions. The author explains sleep and everything that affects it and gives detailed outlines of all the proven medications and western and eastern non-pharmacological remedies available. more »

2012, Paperback: £26.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-259-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 320pp

Keywords: ADHD, alternative therapies, Asperger syndrome, autism, biomedical intervention, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, Chinese medicine, complementary therapies, counselling, depression, diet, early intervention, eating disorders, emotions, encopresis, epilepsy, families, health care, high functioning autism, massage, mental health, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy, parenting, personal hygiene, seizures, sleep, substance abuse

Everyday Activities to Help Your Young Child with Autism Live Life to the Full

Everyday Activities to Help Your Young Child with Autism Live Life to the Full

Simple Exercises to Boost Functional Skills, Sensory Processing, Coordination and Self-Care

Debra S. Jacobs and Dion E. Betts

This book is full of simple occupational therapy methods and activities to help school-aged children with autism spectrum disorders. They can be integrated into everyday life and be carried out by parents or carers with no training. The activities will strengthen visual, motor, sensory processing, and self-care skills, as well as coordination. more »

2011, Paperback: £14.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-238-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, children, developmental coordination disorder, early intervention, health care, high functioning autism, occupational therapy, parenting, sensory stimulation

Guerrilla Mum

Guerrilla Mum

Surviving the Special Educational Needs Jungle

Ellen Power

This book offers guidance on what the law entitles your child to, and how you can fight effectively for the education they need. Based on her own experience of bringing up two sons with special educational needs, Ellen Power describes how she worked to get the right education for her children. more »

2010, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-999-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, advocacy, Asperger syndrome, autism, bullying, children, children's rights, developmental coordination disorder, disability, disability law, dyslexia, early intervention, education, families, health care, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, intellectual disabilities, joint working, nonverbal learning disabilities, parenting, school phobia, special education, speech and language therapy

Mothering Your Special Child

Mothering Your Special Child

A Book for Mothers or Carers of Children Diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome

Josie Santomauro
Illustrated by Carla Marino

Intended as a support tool in the initial period after diagnosis, this book addresses questions or concerns that a mother might have, such as 'What are the characteristics of AS?' and 'What happens now?'. Also included are poems, stories, illustrations and activities to help mothers move forward from a child's diagnosis of AS. more »

2009, Paperback: £11.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-657-9, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 80pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, children, families, health care, parenting

A Special Book About Me

A Special Book About Me

A Book for Children Diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome

Josie Santomauro
Illustrated by Carla Marino

Intended as a support tool in the initial period after diagnosis, this book addresses questions or concerns that the child might have, such as 'What are the characteristics of AS?', and 'What happens now?'. Also included are poems, stories, illustrations and activities to help them come to terms with and move forward from a diagnosis of AS. more »

2009, Paperback: £5.99/ $9.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-655-5, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 32pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, families, health care, inclusive classroom, parenting, special education

Your Special Grandchild

Your Special Grandchild

A Book for Grandparents of Children Diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome

Josie Santomauro
Illustrated by Carla Marino

Intended as a support tool in the initial period after diagnosis, this book addresses questions or concerns that grandparents might have, such as 'How did my grandchild get AS?' and 'What happens now?'. Also included are poems, stories, illustrations and activities to help grandparents come to terms with a diagnosis of AS. more »

2009, Paperback: £8.99/ $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-659-3, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 48pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, children, families, health care

Children with Mental Disorder and the Law

Children with Mental Disorder and the Law

A Guide to Law and Practice

Anthony Harbour

This book provides a guide to the law relating to mental health care for children and young people, and discusses important issues in clinical and social care practice such as parental responsibility, Gillick competency and capacity, emergency intervention and detention, assessment of mental illness and confidentiality in practice. more »

2008, Paperback: £25.00/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-576-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 248pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child protection, child psychology, children, disability, health care, mental health, offenders, social work, social work law

Who's Who of the Brain

Who's Who of the Brain

A Guide to Its Inhabitants, Where They Live and What They do

Kenneth Nunn, Tanya Hanstock and Bryan Lask
Illustrated by Linn Iril Hjelseth

This book provides an immediate and entertaining way for anyone to gain a basic understanding or to refresh their knowledge of the inside workings of the brain. The authors shows what happens when things go wrong in the brain, and illustrate the work using examples of classic clinical cases. more »

2008, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-470-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, counselling, health care, mental health, occupational therapy, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapy

Autism and its Medical Management

Autism and its Medical Management

A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Michael G. Chez MD

The book explains the medical aspects of autism and how parents and professionals can use current medical knowledge to understand how to address the medical aspects of autism. Bridging the communication gap between medical professionals and parents, this book offers accessible explanations of medical terminology and treatment relevant to ASDs. more »

2008, Hardback: £35.00/ $55.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-834-4, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 224pp
2009, Paperback: £15.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-817-9, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 224pp

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

Caring for Myself

Caring for Myself

A Social Skills Storybook

Christy Gast and Jane Krug
Photographs by Kotoe Laackman

This is an entertaining social skills storybook that will help children with ASDs to understand the importance of taking care of their bodies. Fully illustrated with colour photographs, it sets out fun, simple steps that explain what caring for yourself actually involves – how you can do it, where it is done and why it is important. more »

2007, Hardback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-872-6, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 96pp
2007, Paperback: £12.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-887-0, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 96pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, child protection, children, families, health care, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, parenting, personal hygiene, sensory issues, social skills, social stories, special education

The Hidden World of Autism

The Hidden World of Autism

Writing and Art by Children with High-functioning Autism

Rebecca Chilvers

A celebration of the talents and insights of children on the autism spectrum, this book presents a collection of writings and drawings contributed by 21 autistic children. Their work covers topics that are of primary importance in understanding some of the common experiences that children with autism, and their families, go through. more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-451-3, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 128pp

Keywords: art therapy, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, communication, health care, psychiatry, psychology, special education

Children with Seizures

Children with Seizures

A Guide for Parents, Teachers, and Other Professionals

Martin L. Kutscher MD

This concise, accessible handbook for families, friends and carers of children with seizures provides all the information they need to approach seizures from a position of strength. It discusses types and causes of seizures, what to do during a seizure as well as some of the most common epilepsy syndromes in more detail. more »

2006, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-823-8, crown, 152pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, brain injury, child psychology, children, epilepsy, health care, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, social care, social work, special education

Seeing Through New Eyes

Seeing Through New Eyes

Changing the Lives of Children with Autism, Asperger Syndrome and other Developmental Disabilities Through Vision Therapy

Melvin Kaplan

Dr. Kaplan identifies common ASD symptoms such as hand-flapping, poor eye contact and tantrums as typical responses to the confusion caused by vision disorder. He also explains the effects of difficulties that people with autism experience with "ambient vision", including a lack of spatial awareness and trouble with coordination. more »

2005, Paperback: £13.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-800-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, developmental coordination disorder, health care, occupational therapy, pervasive developmental disorder

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: £12.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-806-1, Royal, 176pp

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

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