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Music Therapy, Sensory Integration and the Autistic Child

Music Therapy, Sensory Integration and the Autistic Child

Dorita S. Berger

Written in a way that is both informative for the professional and accessible for parents, this book furthers the already strong case for the use of music therapy as a resource to encourage behavioural changes for the better in children with autism spectrum conditions. more »

2002, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-700-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, communication, inclusive classroom, music therapy, occupational therapy, sensory issues, special education

Music Therapy: Intimate Notes

Music Therapy: Intimate Notes

Mercédès Pavlicevic

The stories and reflections in this book describe powerful encounters between nine music therapists and clients. The stories reveal the passion and integrity of nine music therapists who undergo profound changes as a result of their work. The book provides a lively and informal theoretical foundation, connecting music to our intimate lives. more »

1999, Paperback: £16.99/ $27.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-692-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: health care, mental health, music therapy, psychotherapy

Music, Language and Autism

Music, Language and Autism

Exceptional Strategies for Exceptional Minds

Adam Ockelford

This book explores why many children with autism are so captivated by music and how practitioners and parents can harness this to develop language skills. Through case studies, it displays how music can become a scaffold for language; allowing autistic children to express their inner thoughts and feelings without resorting to destructive behaviour. more »

2013, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-197-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: autism, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, communication, education, giftedness, intellectual disabilities, music therapy, occupational therapy, pervasive developmental disorder, sensory issues, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

Music, Music Therapy and Trauma

Music, Music Therapy and Trauma

International Perspectives

Edited by Julie P. Sutton

Music communicates where words fail, and music therapy has been proven to connect with those who were thought to be unreachable, making it an ideal medium for working with those who have suffered psychological trauma. Music, Music Therapy and Trauma addresses the need for an exploration of current thinking on music and trauma. more »

2002, Paperback: £19.99/ $37.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-027-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: counselling, mental health, music therapy, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, trauma

Musical Encounters with Dying

Musical Encounters with Dying

Stories and Lessons

Islene Runningdeer

This book explores the supportive role music therapy can play in the end-of-life care. Through real-life accounts, it looks at how to create a therapeutic relationship, help patients to reach final goals, work within cultural contexts and deal with difficult emotions. It also considers how best to support the families of the dying.   more »

2013, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-936-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: adults, bereavement, community care, complementary therapies, counselling, creative therapies, death, dementia, depression, expressive therapies, grief, health care, mental health, music therapy, nursing, occupational therapy, older people, pain management, palliative care, spirituality

Mutative Metaphors in Psychotherapy

The Aeolian Mode

Murray Cox and Alice Theilgaard

The aim of the Aeolian Mode is to release energy by freeing an individual from the restrictive legacy of the past. Taking Bachelard's paradox "But the image has touched the depths before it stirs the surface" as a paradigm, the book presents the therapeutic possibilities in metaphor and image whereby patients are enabled to tell their story. more »

1997, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-459-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 308pp

Keywords: forensic psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy

Mutual Support and Mental Health

Mutual Support and Mental Health

A Route to Recovery

Maddy Loat

Mental health services tend to view and treat mental health problems in an individual-centric way. This book argues for an alternative route to recovery that is cognizant of our social nature, needs and difficulties. It focuses on the therapeutic value of meeting others who face similar problems and sharing experiences. more »

2011, Paperback: £21.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-530-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: counselling, group psychotherapy, mental health, psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, therapeutic communities

New! My Autism Book

My Autism Book

A Child's Guide to their Autism Spectrum Diagnosis

Glòria Durà-Vilà and Tamar Levi

When a child is diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, parents often feel overwhelmed and uncertain about how to communicate the diagnosis to their child. This beautifully illustrated picture book helps parents to explain autism to their child in a sensitive, positive and accurate way using clear language that speaks directly to the child. more »

2013, Hardback: £9.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-438-6, 210mm x 210mm / 8.25in x 8.25in, 48pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, child psychology, children, disability, families, high functioning autism, parenting, sensory issues, special education

My Child Has Autism, Now What?

My Child Has Autism, Now What?

10 Steps to Get You Started

Susan Larson Kidd

The book covers the key aspects of life with a child on the autism spectrum, including basics such as sleeping, eating, and toileting, through adapting the home, creating routines, and exploring therapy. Strategies are outlined simply and clearly, and are firmly grounded in the author's extensive experience of supporting children with autism. more »

2010, Paperback: £10.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-841-4, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, biomedical intervention, child psychology, children, early intervention, families, music therapy, occupational therapy, parenting, sensory issues, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

My dearest Birdie

My dearest Birdie

Letters to Australia 1874 to 1886

Richard Gowlland and Jessie Gowlland
Edited by Juliet Phillips
Edited by Richard Joscelyne

In February 1874, Jack Gowlland RN and his sister Celia left England to travel across the Continent. From there they sailed via the newly opened Suez Canal to Australia. Celia never returned to England. Spanning twelve years, the letters to Celia - Birdie - that form this volume are from Celia's favourite brother, Richard, and his wife Jessie. more »

2007, Paperback: £12.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-635-7, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 268pp

Keyword: memoirs

My Parent has an Autism Spectrum Disorder

My Parent has an Autism Spectrum Disorder

A Workbook for Children and Teens

Barbara R. Lester

The author describes common characteristics of ASD, and encourages children to think about how the world might look from their parent's perspective. Topics include social and emotional difficulties, sensory issues, body language, special interests, and how the child might go about explaining their parent's differences to other children. more »

2011, Paperback: £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-835-3, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 112pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, counselling, families, high functioning autism, parenting, pastoral care, psychology, teenagers

My Social Stories Book

My Social Stories Book

Edited by Carol Gray and Abbie Leigh White
Illustrated by Sean McAndrew

Taking the form of short narratives, the book take children step by step through basic activities such as brushing your teeth, taking a bath and getting used to new clothes. These stories are written for preschoolers aged from two to six, and the book is a useful primer for all young children - but most especially those on the autism spectrum. more »

2001, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-950-9, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 144pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, children, families, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, parenting, social skills, social stories, special education

My Son Fred - Living with Autism

My Son Fred - Living with Autism

How Could You Manage? I Couldn't. I Did It Anyway

Maud Deckmar
Translated by Ewa Wulkan

Maud Deckmar tells a touching and honest story of living with Fred, her eldest child, who has autism and an intellectual disability. She recounts here the great struggles and sorrows as well as the love and happiness she has experienced from his early childhood to adulthood. more »

2004, Paperback: £21.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-312-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: autism, children, families, intellectual disabilities, memoirs, parenting, residential care, supported living

The Myriad Gifts of Asperger's Syndrome

The Myriad Gifts of Asperger's Syndrome

John M. Ortiz

A collection of real-life personal profiles, this book focuses on the talents and achievements of individuals with AS. Ortiz celebrates the qualities of individuals with AS including their characteristic tenacity, honesty, and attention to detail, and looks also at the wide range of careers they have chosen and in which they flourish. more »

2008, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-883-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, creativity, savants

The Mysterious Power of Xingyi Quan

The Mysterious Power of Xingyi Quan

A Complete Guide to History, Weapons and Fighting Skills

C S Tang

This in-depth, fully-illustrated guide covers the history and traditions of this Chinese martial art, describing its movements, and their effects. It contains a full teaching guide to this potent fighting system and its underlying principles, including the Twelve Animal Forms, linking forms, two person sets, basic skills and weapons training. more »

2013, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-140-2, 254mm x 190.5mm / 10in x 7.5in, 352pp

Keywords: Chinese culture, Chinese history, Chinese martial arts, Chinese philosophy, five elements, Xing Yi Quan

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