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Families of Adults with Autism

Families of Adults with Autism

Stories and Advice for the Next Generation

Edited by Jane Johnson and Anne Van Rensselaer

The book is a collection of real-life stories of people on the autism spectrum growing up, as told by their families. Accounts explore the challenges that families of people with autism have faced, and the techniques they have used to improve the quality of their children's lives, from vitamins and dietary changes to intensive interaction. more »

2008, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-885-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp
Love, Sex and Long-Term Relationships

Love, Sex and Long-Term Relationships

What People with Asperger Syndrome Really Really Want

Sarah Hendrickx

For the first time people with AS discuss their desires, needs and preferences in their own words. AS attitudes to issues such as gender, sexual identity and infidelity are included, as well as positive advice for developing relationships and exploring options and choices for sexual pleasure. more »

2008, Paperback: £13.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-605-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp
Melody in Music Therapy

Melody in Music Therapy

A Therapeutic Narrative Analysis

Gudrun Aldridge and David Aldridge

Gudrun Aldridge and David Aldridge explore the concept of melody within its historical context and investigate current theories of melody. They make recommendations for choosing an appropriate method of analysing melodic improvisation, and utilise case studies to demonstrate these analyses in practice. more »

2008, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-755-0, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 344pp
Understanding Controversial Therapies for Children with Autism, Attention Deficit Disorder, and Other Learning Disabilities

Understanding Controversial Therapies for Children with Autism, Attention Deficit Disorder, and Other Learning Disabilities

A Guide to Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Lisa A. Kurtz

Offering a balanced overview of complementary and alternative therapies, this book will be useful for parents of children with autism, ADD or other learning disabilities. The book covers a wide variety of mind-body interventions and manipulative techniques, as well as energy therapies, biologically based methods, and alternative medical systems. more »

2008, Paperback: £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-864-1, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 208pp
Can't Play Won't Play

Can't Play Won't Play

Simply Sizzling Ideas to get the Ball Rolling for Children with Dyspraxia

Sharon Drew and Elizabeth Atter

This book is full of practical information, tips and hints to enable children with DCD to access and enjoy activities that other children take for granted. From football and rugby to swimming, skipping and skating, the advice covers all the regular childhood activities as well as games to improve physical organization and social skills. more »

2008, Paperback: £13.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-601-2, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 176pp
Children and Spirituality

Children and Spirituality

Searching for Meaning and Connectedness

Brendan Hyde

This book provides ways in which schoolteachers and parents can nurture and foster these particular characteristics of children's spirituality. It also considers two factors, material pursuit and trivialising, which may inhibit children's expression of their spirituality. It will be of great interest to educators, policy makers, and parents. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-589-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp
Create a Reward Plan for Your Child with Asperger Syndrome

Create a Reward Plan for Your Child with Asperger Syndrome

John Smith, Jane Donlan and Bob Smith

John Smith, Jane Donlan and their son Bob, who was diagnosed with AS at age eight, explain the importance of keeping a reward plan positive, specific and challenging enough to be stimulating. Helping your child to learn about positive behaviour while gaining a sense of achievement, a reward plan increases self-esteem, confidence and independence. more »

2008, Paperback: £13.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-622-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 112pp
Disability and Impairment

Disability and Impairment

Working with Children and Families

Peter Burke

Burke demonstrates the normality of disability - that children are children whatever their label - and the need for a sensitive professional understanding of the impact of both physical and learning disabilities on family members, in order to improve their quality of life. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $35.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-396-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 168pp
Professional Risk and Working with People

Professional Risk and Working with People

Decision-Making in Health, Social Care and Criminal Justice

David Carson and Andy Bain

Professional Risk and Working with People provides advice on assessing and managing risks for all those employed to take risks with or on behalf of other people. The authors explore issues of risk assessment and management that provides readers with a broad knowledge of risk practices that can be applied across a range of disciplines. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-389-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp
R U Listenin'?

R U Listenin'?

Helping Defiant Men to Recognize their True Potential

Terry Bianchini

Aimed at professionals working with men who are challenging the boundaries of society or any man who feels frustrated by his life, the book offers detailed illustrative case studies, structured exercises and topics for discussion, which can be used by the individual or in a group context. more »

2008, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-616-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp
Vital Breath of the Dao

Vital Breath of the Dao

Chinese Shamanic Tiger Qigong - Laohu Gong

Master Zhongxian Wu

Lineage holder Master Zhongxian Wu uses story-telling and a wealth of practical examples to introduce this powerful 24-movement Qigong form, which combines the traditions of ancient shamanism, Confucianism, Daoism, classical Chinese medicine, and the martial arts. more »

2008, Paperback: £16.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-000-9, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 256pp
Asperger Meets Girl

Asperger Meets Girl

Happy Endings for Asperger Boys

Jonathan Griffiths

This book demystifies the enigma of 'relationships' by explaining everything in Asperger-friendly terms. It offers a choice of three models for understanding boy-girl relationships. To make life easier, they are presented in graph form where possible. The book also gives tips for maximising one's chances of successfully developing a relationship. more »

2008, Paperback: £12.99/ $20.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-630-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 112pp
Beating Eating Disorders Step by Step

Beating Eating Disorders Step by Step

A Self-Help Guide for Recovery

Anna Paterson

People living with eating disorders find it hard to take the step of choosing recovery, often because the disorder has developed as a way of `coping' with problems or stresses in the their life. This book outlines new and positive ways of dealing with eating disorders for people living with eating disorders and their families. more »

2008, Paperback: £16.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-340-0, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 224pp
The Bullies

The Bullies

Understanding Bullies and Bullying

Dennis Lines

The Bullies attempts to get inside the minds of the bully and victim. By listening to the voices of bullies and victims from all kinds of backgrounds without making judgements, counsellor Dennis Lines provides unique insights into bullying and what makes such domineering and aggressive behaviour so complex. more »

2007, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-578-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp
A Child's Journey to Recovery

A Child's Journey to Recovery

Assessment and Planning with Traumatized Children

Patrick Tomlinson and Terry Philpot

This book shows how carefully planned and assessed treatment can help traumatized children. It outlines how to set up a process for measuring a child's progress towards recovery. Uniquely, the book describes a practical outcomes-based approach that can be provided by an integrated multi-disciplinary team. more »

2007, Paperback: £15.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-330-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

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