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60 Social Situations and Discussion Starters to Help Teens on the Autism Spectrum Deal with Friendships, Feelings, Conflict and More

60 Social Situations and Discussion Starters to Help Teens on the Autism Spectrum Deal with Friendships, Feelings, Conflict and More

Seeing the Big Picture

Lisa A. Timms

Written with both parent and teen in mind, every story in this book outlines a real-life situation that young people on the autism spectrum are likely to encounter. Each story is followed by questions and practical tips for parents on how to initiate constructive discussions. Teens will then be able to transfer these skills into everyday life. more »

2011, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-862-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: ADHD, adolescence, anger management, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, bullying, challenging behaviour, child psychology, cognitive behavioural therapy, communication, counselling, depression, educational psychology, emotions, families, high functioning autism, occupational therapy, pastoral care, relationships, self esteem, social skills, teenagers, youthwork

New! Can I tell you about Autism?

Can I tell you about Autism?

A guide for friends, family and professionals

Jude Welton
Illustrated by Jane Telford

Tom invites readers to learn about autism from his perspective in this beautifully-illustrated book, suitable for readers aged 7 and upwards. He explains the challenges he faces with issues such as social communication, sensory overload and changes in his routine and describes all the ways he can be helped and supported by those around him. more »

2014, Paperback: £8.99/ $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-453-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 64pp

Keywords: autism, challenging behaviour, child psychology, children, communication, disability, education, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, parenting, pastoral care, PSHE, sensory issues, social stories, transitions

Embracing Asperger's

Embracing Asperger's

A Primer for Parents and Professionals

Richard Bromfield PhD

Offering rich insights into what Asperger's is like for the child, this compassionate book will empower parents and teachers, enabling them to nurture the child's strengths and work towards a happy and promising future. The book is packed with strategies, insights, and points to remember in order to address common areas of difficulty. more »

2011, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-818-6, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 176pp

Keywords: adolescence, anger management, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, bullying, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, children, cognitive behavioural therapy, communication, counselling, depression, education, emotions, families, gifted and talented, giftedness, mental health, mental illness, occupational therapy, parenting, pastoral care, play, relationships, resilience, savants, school phobia, self esteem, sensory issues, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy, teenagers, transitions

From Home to School with Autism

From Home to School with Autism

How to Make Inclusion a Success

K.I. Al-Ghani and Lynda Kenward
Illustrated by Haitham Al-Ghani

This book arms schools with essential information, strategies and resources that will help to make early schooldays an enjoyable experience for young children on the spectrum. Constructive suggestions, such as introducing visual schedules and accommodating sensory issues, will help children with ASD to feel comfortable in school. more »

2011, Paperback: £20.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-169-9, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 112pp

Keywords: anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, child psychology, children, communication, early intervention, education, educational psychology, families, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, pastoral care, self esteem, sensory issues, social skills, social stories, special education, transitions

From Like to Love for Young People with Asperger's Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder)

From Like to Love for Young People with Asperger's Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder)

Learning How to Express and Enjoy Affection with Family and Friends

Tony Attwood and Michelle Garnett

Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) often find it difficult to express like or love for someone. This book, by the leading experts, addresses this issue in practical terms, providing carefully created activities in which parents can help a child with ASD to develop their ability to understand affection and to express it appropriately. more »

2013, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-436-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, autism spectrum disorders, child psychology, cognitive behavioural therapy, communication, emotions, high functioning autism, parenting, pastoral care, psychology, relationships

How Everyone on the Autism Spectrum, Young and Old, can...

How Everyone on the Autism Spectrum, Young and Old, can...

become Resilient, be more Optimistic, enjoy Humor, be Kind, and increase Self-Efficacy - A Positive Psychology Approach

June Groden, Ayelet Kantor, Cooper R. Woodard and Lewis P. Lipsitt

This book looks in detail at five positive character traits - resilience, optimism, humor, kindness, and self-efficacy - and offers tried and tested strategies for bolstering each strength in individuals with ASD. The authors provide rich and varied lesson plans which contain a multitude of activities and which can be easily implemented. more »

2011, Paperback: £14.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-853-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: adolescence, anger management, anxiety, autism, bullying, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, children, communication, early intervention, education, emotions, families, high functioning autism, mental health, occupational therapy, parenting, pastoral care, play, play therapy, PSHE, psychology, relationships, resilience, self esteem, sensory issues, social skills, social stories, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy, teenagers

How to Break Bad News to People with Intellectual Disabilities

How to Break Bad News to People with Intellectual Disabilities

A Guide for Carers and Professionals

Irene Tuffrey-Wijne

This book offers unique and adaptable guidelines that can be used by practitioners to ease the process of breaking bad news to people with intellectual disabilities. It provides effective tips and support that will help social workers, counsellors and caring professionals relay all types of bad news as sensitively and successfully as possible. more »

2012, Paperback: £14.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-280-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: adults, autism, bereavement, carers, communication, counselling, disability, grief, health care, intellectual disabilities, pastoral care, person-centred, pervasive developmental disorder, psychology, social care, social work, trauma

Made for Good Purpose

Made for Good Purpose

What Every Parent Needs to Know to Help Their Adolescent with Asperger's, High Functioning Autism or a Learning Difference Become an Independent Adult

Michael P. McManmon

Filled with practical advice and useful techniques, this book helps parents support their child with Asperger's Syndrome to make the transition from adolescent to happy, confident, and engaged adult. With this essential guide, young Aspies can achieve independence and learn life-long skills for succeeding in college, work, relationships, and more. more »

2012, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-863-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: ADD, adolescence, anger management, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, autobiography, bullying, challenging behaviour, communication, education, educational psychology, emotions, further education, high functioning autism, higher education, life skills, nonverbal learning disabilities, parenting, pastoral care, self esteem, sensory issues, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, teenagers, transitions, violence, youthwork

Making Sense of Social Situations

Making Sense of Social Situations

How to Run a Group-Based Intervention Program for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Albert J. Cotugno

Dr. Cotugno employs theories of group therapy and cognitive-development and integrates them with skill-based instructional approaches to develop the comprehensive Social Competence Enhancement Program (SCEP).This peer-based, group-focused program is explained in detail, including a step-by-step guide to its implementation. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-848-3, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 368pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, child psychology, children, communication, counselling, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, pastoral care, self esteem, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

Raising Children with Asperger's Syndrome and High-functioning Autism

Raising Children with Asperger's Syndrome and High-functioning Autism

Championing the Individual

Yuko Yoshida M.D.
Illustrated by Jun'ichi Sato
Translated by Esther Sanders
Translated by Cathy Hirano

This practical companion provides concrete answers, explanations and advice so parents can understand their child's Asperger's and autism traits, and adapt their parenting style accordingly. It includes sections on ways to teach communication and social skills, where to find necessary support, and how to ensure the whole family can help each other. more »

2012, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-317-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, carers, child development, children, communication, education, families, high functioning autism, parenting, pastoral care, relationships, special education

Social Enjoyment Groups for Children, Teens and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Social Enjoyment Groups for Children, Teens and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Guiding Toward Growth

John Merges

Merges' program is based on the concept that there are 10 hurdles that make it challenging for people with ASD to enjoy social interaction. This book guides the reader through planning, running, and assessing group sessions designed to help participants overcome these hurdles, and ultimately enjoy more independent and fulfilling lives. more »

2010, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-834-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, adolescence, adults, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, careers, child development, child psychology, children, communication, community care, counselling, depression, disability, education, educational psychology, emotions, employment, families, high functioning autism, mainstream education, mental health, occupational therapy, pastoral care, pervasive developmental disorder, play, PSHE, psychology, relationships, resilience, self esteem, sensory issues, social care, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy, teenagers, transitions, youthwork

Speech in Action

Speech in Action

Interactive Activities Combining Speech Language Pathology and Adaptive Physical Education

America X Gonzalez, Lois Jean Brady and Jim Elliott

Speech in Action is an innovative approach to learning that combines simple techniques from speech and language pathology with physical exercises that have been designed to meet the individual child's particular needs and abilities. This practical workbook describes the approach, and contains 90 fully-photocopiable lesson plans. more »

2011, Paperback: £21.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-846-9, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 160pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, communication, dance and movement therapy, disability, education, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy, parenting, pastoral care, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

Using Intensive Interaction with a Person with a Social or Communicative Impairment

Using Intensive Interaction with a Person with a Social or Communicative Impairment

Graham Firth and Mark Barber

The authors explain clearly how to prepare for, carry out and reflect on the use of Intensive Interaction with a client or family member. A multitude of key questions are addressed. In the final section they consider some of the wider implications of the approach. more »

2010, Paperback: £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-109-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: adolescence, adults, augmentative communication, autism, carers, cerebral palsy, challenging behaviour, children, communication, community care, counselling, disability, educational training, families, intellectual disabilities, occupational therapy, pastoral care, pervasive developmental disorder, psychology, relationships, residential care, sensory issues, sensory stimulation, social care, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

Working with Asperger Syndrome in the Classroom

Working with Asperger Syndrome in the Classroom

An Insider’s Guide

Gill D. Ansell

The book begins by exploring how children with AS operate and the implications for mainstream school settings. It goes on to give practical advice for one-on-one working, DIY resources for visual learners, tools for effective assessment, and much more. Information on how personal wellbeing can be maintained in stressful situations is included. more »

2010, Paperback: £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-156-9, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 176pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, anger management, anxiety, applied behaviour analysis, Asperger syndrome, augmentative communication, autism, bullying, challenging behaviour, child development, child protection, child psychology, children, cognitive behavioural therapy, communication, counselling, disability, educational training, emotions, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy, pastoral care, pervasive developmental disorder, resilience, school phobia, self esteem, sensory issues, social skills, social stories, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy, youthwork

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