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Children at Their Best

Children at Their Best

Understanding and Using the Five Elements to Develop Children's Full Potential for Parents, Teachers, and Therapists

Karin Kalbantner-Wernicke and Bettye Jo Wray-Fears
With Thomas Wernicke

The authors describe an exciting new way of understanding a child's development by looking at how the Five Elements of Chinese thought can explain patterns of behaviour. They list the problems that can occur if a child's elements are not in balance and presents approaches and activities to help them become more balanced, happier and more resilient. more »

2014, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-118-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 344pp
Can I tell you about Dyspraxia?

Can I tell you about Dyspraxia?

A guide for friends, family and professionals

Maureen Boon
Illustrated by Imogen Hallam

Marco invites readers to learn about dyspraxia from his perspective, helping them to understand what it is and what it feels like when he sometimes struggles to control his movement and co-ordination. He talks about the challenges of having dyspraxia, letting readers know how he can be helped and supported by friends and family at school and home. more »

2014, Paperback: £8.99/ $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-447-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 56pp
Can I tell you about Stuttering?

Can I tell you about Stuttering?

A guide for friends, family, and professionals

Sue Cottrell
Illustrated by Sophie Khan

Harry invites readers to learn about what it is like to stutter from his perspective and how it affects his daily life and makes him feel. He explains techniques he has learnt that can help reduce his stuttering and describes how friends, family and those around him can help him feel at ease and reduce his stutter further. more »

2013, Paperback: £8.99/ $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-435-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 48pp
Can I tell you about Stammering?

Can I tell you about Stammering?

A guide for friends, family and professionals

Sue Cottrell
Illustrated by Sophie Khan

Harry invites readers to learn about what it is like to stammer from his perspective and how it affects his daily life and makes him feel. He explains techniques he has learnt that can help reduce his stammering and describes how friends, family and those around him can help him feel at ease and reduce his stammer further. more »

2013, Paperback: £8.99/ $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-415-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 48pp
Can I tell you about Asthma?

Can I tell you about Asthma?

A guide for friends, family and professionals

Lesley Mills
Illustrated by Rosy Salaman

Alfie invites readers to learn about asthma from his perspective and describes what it feels like to have an asthma attack, how to use an inhaler, what the common triggers are and how people around him can help. The appealing illustrations make it an ideal introduction for children and a great resource for parents, friends, teachers and nurses. more »

2012, Paperback: £8.99/ $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-350-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 56pp
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
Understanding Stammering or Stuttering

Understanding Stammering or Stuttering

A Guide for Parents, Teachers and Other Professionals

Elaine Kelman and Alison Whyte

This accessible book will shed light on the perplexing nature of stammers, enabling those who care for children affected to find answers and get the correct help. It offers techniques and exercises to build a child's confidence, address causes and alleviate symptoms, and gives advice for both school and social settings. more »

2012, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-268-9, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 128pp
Parenting Girls on the Autism Spectrum

Parenting Girls on the Autism Spectrum

Overcoming the Challenges and Celebrating the Gifts

Eileen Riley-Hall

Each chapter in this book explores a topic of concern for parents of children on the autism spectrum, offering support on issues such as school, friendships, meltdowns, special gifts, therapies and interventions. This book is full of advice and insight on the unique and rewarding challenges presented when you have a daughter on the autism spectrum. more »

2012, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-893-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp
Helping Children with Autism Spectrum Conditions through Everyday Transitions

Helping Children with Autism Spectrum Conditions through Everyday Transitions

Small Changes - Big Challenges

John Smith, Jane Donlan and Bob Smith

Facing any type of change can cause confusion and anxiety for individuals with autism spectrum disorders. This book looks at the changes in everyday life that can be a big deal for a child with autism and offers parents simple and effective strategies that make change less of a daily challenge. more »

2012, Paperback: £14.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-275-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 176pp
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
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
Creating Change for Complex Children and their Families

Creating Change for Complex Children and their Families

A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Multi-Family Work

Jo Holmes, Amelia Oldfield and Marion Polichroniadis

Using detailed case studies, this book focuses on the needs of children with a range of behavioural difficulties, and explores their complicated interactions. The book examines how to integrate multi-disciplinary interventions and how to use the powerful relationships that develop to enable families to achieve positive, lasting changes. more »

2011, Paperback: £25.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-965-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp
The Creation of Imaginary Worlds

The Creation of Imaginary Worlds

The Role of Art, Magic and Dreams in Child Development

Claire Golomb

Alongside everyday reality, the young child develops a rich imaginary world of child art, make-believe play, imaginary friends, fairy tales and magic. This book charts the imaginative development of children, conveying the importance of art-making in childhood years, and highlighting the potential that imaginative behaviors hold for development. more »

2011, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-852-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 184pp
Helping Children to Cope with Change, Stress and Anxiety

Helping Children to Cope with Change, Stress and Anxiety

A Photocopiable Activities Book

Deborah M. Plummer
Illustrated by Alice Harper

Plummer offers over 100 activities aimed at helping children to build emotional resilience. With a mixture of short, snappy activities and longer guided visualizations, these exercises are suitable for use with individuals or groups, and many are appropriate for use with children with complex needs or speech and language difficulties. more »

2010, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-960-0, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 144pp

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