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A Beginner's Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorders

A Beginner's Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorders

Essential Information for Parents and Professionals

Paul G. Taylor

This short introduction is an ideal starting point for anyone encountering ASD for the first time. The book covers all of the essential information needed to ground an understanding of the condition and offers effective practical strategies for assisting children who are living with ASD. It advocates considering things from a different perspective. more »

2011, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-233-7, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 112pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, child psychology, children, education, inclusive classroom, parenting, sensory issues, social skills, special education, speech and language therapy

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

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

Asperger Syndrome - What Teachers Need to Know

Asperger Syndrome - What Teachers Need to Know

Second Edition

Matt Winter
With Clare Lawrence

This book gives a summary of up-to-date information on AS, describing the characteristics to look out for, and offering simple strategies for adapting to the educational needs of students with AS. Packed with practical advice, it answers key questions such as 'Am I qualified to teach this child?' and 'How can I help the pupil with AS to learn?' more »

2011, Paperback: £11.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-203-0, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, children, education, educational psychology, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, occupational therapy, pastoral care, special education

Educational Psychology Casework

Educational Psychology Casework

A Practice Guide
2nd edition

Rick Beaver

This is a practical guide to working with children, outlining the basic skills needed and practical strategies to promote positive change and obtain the best results for children. The author outlines the theoretical background and how this translates into practical work and includes case examples which demonstrate the theory in practice. more »

2011, Paperback: £21.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-173-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: child development, child psychology, education, educational psychology, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, psychology, SEAL, special education

Beating Dyspraxia with a Hop, Skip and a Jump

Beating Dyspraxia with a Hop, Skip and a Jump

A Simple Exercise Program for Home and School

Geoff Platt

Geoff Platt's effective program aims to improve fitness by focusing on familiar activities such as running, jumping and ball play. This book demonstrates how exercise routines that are tailored specifically to the needs of children with dyspraxia can make a real difference, improving muscle activation, neural control and overall movement skills. more »

2011, Paperback: £11.99/ $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-171-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: child development, child psychology, children, developmental coordination disorder, disability, dyspraxia, education, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, occupational therapy, parenting, play, special education

Communication Skills for Working with Children and Young People

Communication Skills for Working with Children and Young People

Introducing Social Pedagogy
3rd edition

Pat Petrie

This practical guide identifies the child and their relationship with the adult as the basis upon which real communication can be made. Topics covered include non-verbal communication, attentive listening, empathy, the part played by questions, working constructively with conflict and criticism, and communicating in groups. more »

2011, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-137-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: adolescence, adoption, attachment, carers, challenging behaviour, child development, children, communication, counselling, Early Years Foundation Stage, education, educational psychology, educational training, emotions, expressive therapies, families, fostering, looked after children, play therapy, relationships, residential care, safeguarding children, social care, social policy, social skills, social work, teenagers, youthwork

Music for Special Kids

Music for Special Kids

Musical Activities, Songs, Instruments and Resources

Pamela Ott

This activity book shows how music can be an enjoyable way to enhance the development of children with special needs. Packed with inspiring tips, activities and song ideas, this resource will have everybody singing, clapping and playing along! It explains simple ways of using songs, instruments and games to connect with children of all abilities. more »

2011, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-858-2, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 192pp

Keywords: autism, cerebral palsy, child development, children, Down's syndrome, education, music therapy, occupational therapy, play, sensory issues, sensory stimulation, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

Helping Children to Improve their Communication Skills

Helping Children to Improve their Communication Skills

Therapeutic Activities for Teachers, Parents and Therapists

Deborah M. Plummer
Illustrated by Alice Harper

This book is full of ideas to help children aged 4 -11 with a speech or language delay or disorder. It is packed with activities to develop skills such as articulation, vocabulary development, breath control, and non-verbal communication. Tips for personalising and shaping the activities are also provided, and a comprehensive theory section. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-959-4, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 176pp

Keywords: child development, communication, education, health care, intellectual disabilities, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, PSHE, social skills, speech and language therapy

Creating Children's Art Games for Emotional Support

Creating Children's Art Games for Emotional Support

Vicky Barber

This book offers an abundance of fun games that help children to confront personal problems in a light-hearted yet meaningful way. These are games with a difference, as they must be constructed before they can be played. The creation aspect involves collaboration within a team, and instils an empowering sense of ownership in the creators. more »

2010, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-163-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 144pp

Keywords: art therapy, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, children, communication, counselling, creative therapies, education, occupational therapy, pastoral care, self esteem, youthwork

How to Detect Developmental Delay and What to Do Next

How to Detect Developmental Delay and What to Do Next

Practical Interventions for Home and School

Mary Mountstephen

This guide offers practical advice on how to recognize the signs of developmental delay, address difficulties effectively, and help the child to flourish. The author presents a practical approach to dealing with developmental delay, equipping readers with the knowledge, understanding and tools to tackle problems successfully. more »

2010, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-022-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, child development, child psychology, children, communication, counselling, dance and movement therapy, disability, dyslexia, dyspraxia, early intervention, education, educational psychology, families, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy, parenting, pervasive developmental disorder, psychology, sensory issues, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

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

Creative Expression Activities for Teens

Creative Expression Activities for Teens

Exploring Identity through Art, Craft and Journaling

Bonnie Thomas

This book is bursting with art and journal activities, creative challenges, and miniature projects, all of which help teenagers to understand and express who they are and what is important to them. These fun ideas can be tailored to suit the individual, and require minimal equipment and even less artistic know-how, so can be enjoyed by all. more »

2010, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-842-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: adolescence, art therapy, arts therapies, child development, counselling, creative therapies, creative writing as therapy, creativity, education, expressive therapies, families, interdisciplinary arts therapies, mental health, occupational therapy, pastoral care, PSHE, psychology, self esteem, social care, storymaking, teenagers, youthwork

Language Function

Language Function

An Introduction to Pragmatic Assessment and Intervention for Higher Order Thinking and Better Literacy

Ellyn Lucas Arwood

Dr. Arwood outlines a revolutionary four-tiered model of how learners acquire language, and suggests ways to impose visual language functions onto an auditory language like English in order to improve learning for both neurotypical learners and those with neurogenic disabilities. more »

2010, Hardback: £55.00/ $85.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-800-1, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 416pp

Keywords: ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, child psychology, communication, disability, education, educational psychology, high functioning autism, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy, psychology, reference, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

Learning About Friendship

Learning About Friendship

Stories to Support Social Skills Training in Children with Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism

K.I. Al-Ghani
Illustrated by Haitham Al-Ghani

This collection of 10 fully-illustrated stories explores friendship issues encountered by children with ASD aged 4-8 and looks at how they can be overcome successfully. Key areas are addressed, including sharing, taking turns, being a tattletale, obsessions, winning and losing, jealousy, personal space, tact and diplomacy, and defining friendship. more »

2010, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-145-3, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 144pp

Keywords: anger management, anxiety, applied behaviour analysis, Asperger syndrome, autism, bullying, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, children, communication, education, educational psychology, emotions, families, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, parenting, personal hygiene, pervasive developmental disorder, play, relationships, resilience, self esteem, social skills, social stories, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

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