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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

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, carers, children, dyspraxia, families, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, parenting, social work, special education

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

Keywords: ADD, Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, dramatherapy, intellectual disabilities, psychodrama, special education, storymaking

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

Keywords: ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, child protection, child psychology, children, educational psychology, fiction, inclusive classroom, intellectual disabilities, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology

The Jumbled Jigsaw

The Jumbled Jigsaw

An Insider's Approach to the Treatment of Autistic Spectrum `Fruit Salads'

Donna Williams

This book exposes autism spectrum disorders as a combination of a whole range of often underlying conditions. Exploring everything from mood, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive and tic disorders to information processing and sensory perceptual difficulties and more, Donna demonstrates how such conditions can combine to form a 'cluster condition'. more »

2005, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-281-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 392pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, developmental coordination disorder, dyspraxia, occupational therapy, sensory issues

Achieving Best Behavior for Children with Developmental Disabilities

Achieving Best Behavior for Children with Developmental Disabilities

A Step-By-Step Workbook for Parents and Carers

Pamela Lewis

This workbook is designed for parents of children with developmental disabilities. It offers step-by-step instructions for drawing up and implementing behaviour plans that successfully address and improve challenging behaviours. The book is full of checklists and activities to monitor and assess behaviours and track a child's development. more »

2005, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-809-2, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 160pp

Keywords: ADHD, anger management, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, children, counselling, intellectual disabilities, occupational therapy, parenting, sensory issues, social skills

Applied Behaviour Analysis and Autism

Applied Behaviour Analysis and Autism

Building A Future Together

Edited by Mickey Keenan, Mary Henderson, Ken P. Kerr and Karola Dillenburger

This practical book gives detailed guidance on how to develop a tailored Applied Behavioural Analysis programme that includes the key features of ABA: detailed individual behaviour assessment, reinforcement strategies to encourage new behaviours and systematic programme implementation. more »

2005, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-310-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Keywords: applied behaviour analysis, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, children, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, parenting, social skills, special education

Understanding the Nature of Autism and Asperger's Disorder

Understanding the Nature of Autism and Asperger's Disorder

Forty Years of Clinical Practice and Pioneering Research

Edward R. Ritvo MD, Professor Emeritus, UCLA School of Medicine

This book is an accessible introduction for professionals, families and individuals with autism. Prof. Ritvo traces the historical development of understanding about autism and Asperger's Disorder, from the centuries of misdiagnoses and the first recognition of the characteristics of the disorders to his own highly-regarded methods for diagnosis. more »

2005, Paperback: £13.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-814-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, occupational therapy, psychiatry, psychology, special education, speech and language therapy

Genius!

Genius!

Nurturing the Spirit of the Wild, Odd, and Oppositional Child – Revised Edition

George T. Lynn
With Joanne Barrie Lynn

Drawing on their experiences with their son, who has TS, the authors offer strategies for creating an affirmative social and emotional environment that unlocks the potential genius in 'neurologically eccentric' children. They discuss identifying the signs of giftedness, providing care and mentoring, and using medication with due consideration. more »

2005, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-820-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, bipolar disorder, challenging behaviour, child psychology, children, education, emotions, families, high functioning autism, occupational therapy, parenting, tics, tourettes

Voices from the Spectrum

Voices from the Spectrum

Parents, Grandparents, Siblings, People with Autism, and Professionals Share Their Wisdom

Edited by Cindy N. Ariel and Robert A. Naseef

This book is a compelling collection of personal accounts from people on the autism spectrum and those who care for them. The essays in this collection tell of the positive and negative effects of autism on individuals and families, and pose the question: is a diagnosis on the autism spectrum a puzzle to be solved, or something to be embraced? more »

2005, Paperback: £13.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-786-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, families, memoirs, parenting

I Dreamed I was Normal

A Music Therapist's Journey into the Realms of Autism

Ginger Clarkson

This remarkable book describes the progression of three nonverbal autistic music therapy clients from a state of inward frustration and an inability to communicate it towards a liberating ability to express, through Facilitated Communication, the thoughts and feelings stimulated by hearing and playing music. more »

2005, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 9781581060072, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, music therapy, occupational therapy, social work

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

Finding You Finding Me

Finding You Finding Me

Using Intensive Interaction to get in touch with people whose severe learning disabilities are combined with autistic spectrum disorder

Phoebe Caldwell

Caldwell introduces Intensive Interaction, which uses the body language of people whose learning disabilities are combined with autistic spectrum disorder - who have largely been regarded as unreachable - to get in touch with them, giving them a way of expressing themselves which shifts their attention from self-stimulation to shared activity. more »

2005, Paperback: £13.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-399-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, intellectual disabilities, mental health, occupational therapy, sensory issues

Realizing the College Dream with Autism or Asperger Syndrome

Realizing the College Dream with Autism or Asperger Syndrome

A Parent's Guide to Student Success

Ann Palmer

Palmer advises parents and professionals how to prepare the student for the transition from school and home life to a new environment and educational challenge, and how to support them through potential problems such as academic pressure, living away from home, social integration and appropriate levels of participation in college. more »

2005, Paperback: £15.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-801-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, educational psychology, emotions, families, high functioning autism, occupational therapy, parenting, special education

Creative Expressive Activities and Asperger's Syndrome

Creative Expressive Activities and Asperger's Syndrome

Social and Emotional Skills and Positive Life Goals for Adolescents and Young Adults

Judith Martinovich

Martinovich combines activities such as art making, drama, music, puppetry, yoga and photography with conventional cognitive behavioural interventions to support individuals with AS. The different activities complement and reinforce each other and are designed to address specific traits of the autism spectrum to aid skills development. more »

2005, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-812-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: adolescence, arts therapies, Asperger syndrome, autism, child psychology, creative therapies, expressive therapies, inclusive classroom, interdisciplinary arts therapies, occupational therapy, social skills, special education

Taking Care of Myself

A Healthy Hygiene, Puberty and Personal Curriculum for Young People with Autism

Mary Wrobel

Using a unique combination of social scripts and easy-to-understand activities, the book provides accessible information on health, hygiene and personal safety issues for people with autism spectrum conditions or other developmental disabilities. Comprising seven units, this new curriculum covers all aspects of day to day life. more »

2005, Paperback: £15.95
ISBN: 9781885477941, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 250pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, intellectual disabilities, occupational therapy, personal hygiene, special education

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