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Parenting Across the Autism Spectrum

Parenting Across the Autism Spectrum

Unexpected Lessons We Have Learned

Maureen F. Morrell and Ann Palmer

The authors are raising two very different children: Justin, a whirlwind of activity and mood swings, who is supervised in a residential farm community, and Eric, quiet and passive, who lives independently at college. This book is an account of their experiences of parenting children at opposite extremes of the autism spectrum. more »

2006, Paperback: £13.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-807-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 220pp
Visual Perception Problems in Children with AD/HD, Autism, and Other Learning Disabilities

Visual Perception Problems in Children with AD/HD, Autism, and Other Learning Disabilities

A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Lisa A. Kurtz

This book provides an overview of vision problems in children with developmental disabilities such as AD/HD and specific learning disabilities. It is appropriate for parents and professionals alike and offers non-technical explanations of how vision difficulties are screened for and advice on where to seek appropriate professional care. more »

2006, Paperback: £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-826-9, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 108pp
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
Yoga for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Yoga for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

A Step-by-Step Guide for Parents and Caregivers

Dion E. Betts and Stacey W. Betts

This illustrated book combines the authors' professional expertise with their experience of parenting, offering a range of gentle and fun yoga positions and breathing techniques that are effective in dealing with the increased levels of anxiety, disorientation and tactile sensitivity often found in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). more »

2006, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-817-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 104pp
Autism, Access and Inclusion on the Front Line

Autism, Access and Inclusion on the Front Line

Confessions of an Autism Anorak

Matthew Hesmondhalgh

The author outlines the problems with improving services for people on the autism spectrum, from specialised schooling to supported living schemes and examines the social issues and attitudes that people with ASDs confront. He includes case examples of young people and their parents who have fought battles for inclusion. more »

2006, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-393-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp
Disorganized Children

Disorganized Children

A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Edited by Samuel M. Stein and Uttom Chowdhury

In this book, psychiatrists, speech, family and occupational therapists and neurodevelopment specialists present a range of behavioural and psychological strategies to help disorganized children improve concentration and performance in the classroom and deal with a variety of behaviour and social interaction difficulties. more »

2006, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-148-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 344pp
Encouraging Appropriate Behavior for Children on the Autism Spectrum

Encouraging Appropriate Behavior for Children on the Autism Spectrum

Frequently Asked Questions

Shira Richman

100 questions organized by topic, cover common everyday problems, from advice on what to do if your autistic child routinely runs away to tips on how to stop him spitting. Richman outlines behavioural plans to help parents and professionals encourage appropriate behaviour and help their child learn positive behavioural patterns. more »

2006, Paperback: £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-825-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 224pp
Homespun Remedies

Homespun Remedies

Strategies in the Home and Community for Children with Autism Spectrum and Other Disorders

Dion E. Betts and Nancy J. Patrick

The authors offer sensible approaches to tackling everyday problems faced by parents and carers, such as bathing, feeding, haircuts, and shopping. The book is split into four parts, covering home life, community, hygiene, and schools and organizations. Common problem areas are listed alphabetically and supplemented with "homespun" tips and advice. more »

2006, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-813-9, royal, 160pp
Drama Therapy and Storymaking in Special Education

Drama Therapy and Storymaking in Special Education

Paula Crimmens

This practical resource book for professionals covers the broad spectrum of students attending special needs schools. Paula Crimmens places therapeutic storymaking within the context of drama therapy and offers practical advice on how to structure and set up sessions to be compatible with special needs learning environments. more »

2006, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-291-5, royal, 208pp
Succeeding with Interventions for Asperger Syndrome Adolescents

Succeeding with Interventions for Asperger Syndrome Adolescents

A Guide to Communication and Socialisation in Interaction Therapy

John Harpur, Maria Lawlor and Michael Fitzgerald

This book presents strategies to tackle the difficulties in social interaction and communication experienced by adolescents with Asperger Syndrome. Focusing on the development of interaction skills through teaching social competence, it explains how to design an effective social skills intervention programme leading to successful peer interaction. more »

2006, Paperback: £19.99/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-322-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp
Urville

Urville

Gilles Tréhin

TrĂ©hin, an autistic man with exceptional creative talents and an obsession with large cities, conceived and developed Urville, the capital of a large island province, over 20 years. He shares his vision in this beautifully illustrated guide to the city, which he renders convincingly real in nearly 300 drawings of different districts of Urville. more »

2006, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-419-3, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 192pp
ASPoetry

ASPoetry

Illustrated poems from an Aspie Life

Wendy Lawson
Illustrated by Alice Blaes Calder

In this illustrated collection of poems and short prose pieces, including some from her teenage years, Wendy engages with her past and present, writing about childhood, self-discovery, adulthood and friendship. Her poetry also conveys the challenges presented by divorce, bereavement, emigration, disclosing homosexuality and Asperger's Syndrome. more »

2006, Paperback: £11.99/ $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-418-6, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp
Finding a Different Kind of Normal

Finding a Different Kind of Normal

Misadventures with Asperger Syndrome

Jeanette Purkis

Jeanette Purkis spent her early life reacting violently against feelings of embarrassment, anger and confusion about her 'difference' from other people. She was unaware until adulthood that this could be a result of having Asperger Syndrome. Jeanette's remarkable life and her journey towards finding a different kind of normal is inspiring reading. more »

2006, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-416-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp
Different Croaks for Different Folks

Different Croaks for Different Folks

All About Children with Special Learning Needs

Midori Ochiai
Illustrated by Hiroko Fujiwara
Translated by Esther Sanders

This illustrated book explores the difficulties faced by 'frogs with a different croak'. Aimed at children with autism and related spectrum conditions, Teacher Toad's lessons give practical advice on issues covering everything from hard-to-break habits to physical coordination difficulties. more »

2005, Hardback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-392-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 96pp
Different Like Me

Different Like Me

My Book of Autism Heroes

Jennifer Elder

Eight-year-old Quinn, a young boy with AS, tells young readers about the achievements and characteristics of his autism heroes, from Albert Einstein, to Lewis Carroll, Benjamin Banneker and Julia Bowman Robinson, among others. All excel in different fields, but are united by the fact that they often found it difficult to fit in-just like Quinn. more »

2005, Hardback: £11.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-815-3, 246 x 189mm , 48pp

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