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Lisa and the Lacemaker

Lisa and the Lacemaker

An Asperger Adventure

Kathy Hoopmann

When Lisa's Great Aunt Hannah moves into a nursing home nearby, she draws Lisa into the art of lace making and through the criss-crossing of threads, Lisa is helped to understand her own Asperger Syndrome. But Great Aunt Hannah also has a secret and now it is up to Lisa to confront the mysterious Lacemaker and put the past to rest. more »

2002, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-071-3, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, children, fiction, inclusive classroom, special education

Living with Brain Injury

Living with Brain Injury

Philip L. Fairclough

The book describes a potted history of Phillip's journey, and mainly focuses on the practical aspects of brain injury, rehabilitation, returning home and to work. If you have little or no knowledge of brain injury then this book is a good starting point, both for the brain injured person or their family/friends. more »

2002, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-059-1, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 176pp

Keywords: brain injury, disability, health care, occupational therapy

The School Years

The School Years

Assessing and Promoting Resilience in Vulnerable Children 2

Brigid Daniel and Sally Wassell

Helping practitioners in their work with vulnerable children of a school-going age, this workbook explores ways of nurturing resilience in different aspects of everyday life. Focusing on specific areas such as home life, talents and interests, the authors show how to make thorough assessments and intervene in constructive ways. more »

2002, Paperback: £15.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-018-8, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 160pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychology, children, resilience, social work

The World Within Me

The World Within Me

A Personal Journey to Spiritual Understanding

Peter Houghton

In this thoughtful and profound account Peter Houghton charts his personal quest for the spirit. His extraordinary story is written during the time in which he had received a diagnosis of terminal heart disease and reflects on the ways in which being about to die developed his ideas about spirituality and humanity. more »

2002, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-079-9, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 176pp

Keywords: practical theology, spirituality, theology

A Comprehensive Guide to Music Therapy

A Comprehensive Guide to Music Therapy

Theory, Clinical Practice, Research and Training

Tony Wigram, Inge Nygaard Pedersen and Lars Ole Bonde

Music therapists have a rich diversity of approaches and methods, often developed with specific relevance to meet the needs of a certain client population. This book reflects the components of such diversity, and is a comprehensive guide to accessing the ideas, theory, research results and clinical outcomes that are the foundations of this field. more »

2002, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-083-6, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 384pp

Keywords: counselling, music therapy

Parenting in Poor Environments

Parenting in Poor Environments

Stress, Support and Coping

Deborah Ghate and Neal Hazel

With a unique focus on the effects of poverty on parenting in Britain, this book explores what professionals and policy makers can do to support families living in poverty. The authors examine community-level poverty and its relationship to family and individual problems such as low income, poor mental health and child behavioural difficulties. more »

2002, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-069-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Keywords: carers, challenging behaviour, child protection, children, community care, counselling, mental health, mental illness, social policy, social work, supported living

Buster and the Amazing Daisy

Buster and the Amazing Daisy

Nancy Ogaz

Daisy White was not crazy. Clumsy maybe, but definitely not crazy. In this adventure story, Daisy, who has autism, defeats her bullies with the help of Buster, a very special rabbit. All is going well until a terrible fate threatens Daisy's new friend Cody. Will Daisy be able to gather her courage and special talents to save him? more »

2002, Paperback: £10.99/ $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-721-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 128pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, fiction, inclusive classroom, parenting, special education

Spirituality and Social Care

Spirituality and Social Care

Contributing to Personal and Community Well-being

Edited by Mary Nash and Bruce Stewart

This comprehensive and much-needed resource is for professionals and students in social care, who are required to engage with the spiritual dimension of their therapeutic work with clients. The authors, show how they have developed ways of applying their own and their clients' spirituality in their practice. more »

2002, Paperback: £23.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-024-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: mental health, practical theology, psychoanalysis, social care, social work, spirituality, theology

Addressing the Challenging Behavior of Children with High-Functioning Autism/Asperger Syndrome in the Classroom

Addressing the Challenging Behavior of Children with High-Functioning Autism/Asperger Syndrome in the Classroom

A Guide for Teachers and Parents

Rebecca A. Moyes

How do teachers and parents of children with autism address a child's social skills? What do they do about problem behaviors? This book provides explanations for these behaviours, and practical help for both teachers and parents to address them. Teachers learn how to create environmental supports and to incorporate specific teaching strategies. more »

2002, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-719-4, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 160pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, children, educational psychology, inclusive classroom, social skills, special education

Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities

Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities

Characteristics, Diagnosis and Treatment within an Educational Setting

Marieke Molenaar-Klumper

The author provides an overview of the opinions expressed about NLD. She describes the cognitive, psychometric, socio-emotional and visual aspects, and also discusses how it can be diagnosed and how it associates itself with other conditions. She concludes by suggesting practical treatment strategies that can be applied at home and in school. more »

2002, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-066-9, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 112pp

Keywords: educational psychology, inclusive classroom, nonverbal learning disabilities, special education

Autism - From Research to Individualized Practice

Autism - From Research to Individualized Practice

Edited by Robin L. Gabriels and Dina E. Hill

This book bridges the gap between the latest research findings and clinical practice. The authors have brought together information from both fields in order to offer the reader best practice principles and hands-on techniques. These are all exemplified by clinical case examples and vivid illustrations. more »

2002, Paperback: £22.99/ $37.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-701-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, educational psychology, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, psychology, social care, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

I'm not Naughty - I'm Autistic

I'm not Naughty - I'm Autistic

Jodi's Journey

Jean Shaw

Written by his mother but told from Jodi's perspective, this is an insightful account of growing up with autism. The difficulties faced by 13-year-old Jodi and his family (obtaining a diagnosis, seeking support and, above all, learning to live with autism twenty-four hours a day) are not underplayed, but are recounted with empathy and humour. more »

2002, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-105-5, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp

Keywords: anger management, augmentative communication, autism, challenging behaviour, children, memoirs, parenting, sensory issues, speech and language pathology

The People in a Girl's Life

The People in a Girl's Life

How to Find Them, Better Understand Them and Keep Them

Martha Kate Downey and Kate Noelle Downey

Presented as a series of letters between daughter and mother, the authors openly discuss the problems that occur when young women struggle to gain the skills and understanding necessary to live happily with the people in their lives. This book provides an insight into problems that many adolescent girls with intellectual disabilities face today. more »

2002, Paperback: £13.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-707-1, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp

Keywords: ADHD, adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, communication, Down's syndrome, families, nonverbal learning disabilities, parenting, pervasive developmental disorder, relationships, social skills

Embracing the Sky

Embracing the Sky

Poems beyond Disability

Craig Romkema

In this collection of poems, Craig Romkema describes the daily journey of an individual whose body is encumbered with the symptoms of autism and cerebral palsy, but whose mind and spirit are relatively unaffected. Forcing the barriers aside momentarily, he shares his life experience, offering insights into a life beyond disability. more »

2002, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-728-6, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 80pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, disability

Music Therapy and Group Work

Music Therapy and Group Work

Sound Company

Edited by Alison Davies and Eleanor Richards

Group music therapy has been widely practised for many years, and features substantially in training, yet there has been no publication devoted to the discussion of this area of therapy. This book fills this gap by bringing together the experiences of group music therapy practitioners who work with diverse client groups in various settings. more »

2002, Paperback: £27.99/ $44.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-036-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Keywords: arts therapies, group psychotherapy, music therapy

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