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Coming soon! The Teacher's Introduction to Attachment

The Teacher's Introduction to Attachment

Practical Essentials for Teachers, Carers and School Support Staff

Nicola Marshall

An easy to read, easy to use introduction for teachers and school support staff which gives practical advice on how to help children with attachment difficulties in school. more »

July 2014, Paperback: £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-550-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, counselling, education, educational psychology, educational training, fostering, looked after children, mainstream education, mental health, pastoral care, residential care, social care, social work, trauma

Coming soon! Play Therapy in the Outdoors

Play Therapy in the Outdoors

Taking Play Therapy out of the Playroom and into Natural Environments

Alison Chown

A therapist's guide to the theory and practice of incorporating the outdoors and natural world into play therapy. The frameworks for practice are grounded in research and include adaptations for children with profound and multiple learning difficulties, complex social, emotional and behavioural problems, and parent child attachment work. more »

June 2014, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-408-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: attachment, child development, child psychology, children, creative therapies, dramatherapy, educational psychology, expressive therapies, messy play, pastoral care, play, play therapy

Coming soon! 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 »

April 2014, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-118-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 344pp

Keywords: alternative therapies, anxiety, child development, children, Chinese medicine, complementary medicine, complementary therapies, five elements, meridians, movement, parenting, pastoral care, psychiatry, psychology, Qi, qigong, self esteem, traditional Chinese medicine

New! I'll tell you why I can't wear those clothes!

I'll tell you why I can't wear those clothes!

Talking about tactile defensiveness

Noreen O'Sullivan

This full-colour, photographic workbook is designed for adults and children to read together and explains the physical reasons a child may become emotionally overwhelmed by some daily routines involving touch. The workbook format allows them to explore their own feelings about their touch-related sensitivities, helping them to feel supported. more »

2014, Hardback: £9.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-510-9, 200 x 210mm (landscape), 60pp

Keywords: anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, child psychology, counselling, occupational therapy, pastoral care, resilience, sensory issues, special education

New! 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

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

New! How to Get Kids Offline, Outdoors, and Connecting with Nature

How to Get Kids Offline, Outdoors, and Connecting with Nature

200+ Creative activities to encourage self-esteem, mindfulness, and wellbeing

Bonnie Thomas

Enjoying natural surroundings is an effective way to boost creativity, play and wellbeing in children aged 4-13. Full of ideas, activities and exercises, this book provides imaginative ways to inspire young people to cut down their screen time and reboot their connection with nature. more »

2014, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-968-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: child development, child psychology, children, counselling, creative therapies, creativity, mindfulness, occupational therapy, pastoral care, play, PSHE, resilience, self esteem, social work, youthwork

New! Exploring Friendships, Puberty and Relationships

Exploring Friendships, Puberty and Relationships

A Programme to Help Children and Young People on the Autism Spectrum to Cope with the Challenges of Adolescence

Kate Ripley

A comprehensive, evidence-based curriculum with supporting materials for helping young people on the autism spectrum aged 11+ to understand and cope with the many challenges of adolescence, including the important issues of puberty, sexuality, relationships, gender identity, safety and self-care. more »

2014, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-439-3, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 148pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, children, education, emotions, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, life skills, mental health, pastoral care, personal hygiene, relationships, self esteem, sex education, sexuality, social skills, special education, teenagers

New! The Disappointment Dragon

The Disappointment Dragon

Learning to cope with disappointment (for all children and dragon tamers, including those with Asperger Syndrome)

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

This illustrated book brings to life the issue of dealing with disappointment through the endearing characters of the Disappointment Dragon and the Dragon of Hope who help children learn about the best ways to manage life's difficult times. There is an introduction for parents and carers, and a list of management techniques at the end of the book. more »

2013, Hardback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-432-4, 216mm x 279.4mm / 8.5in x 11in, 64pp

Keywords: anger management, Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, child psychology, children, counselling, education, emotions, high functioning autism, pastoral care, PSHE, social stories, special education

New! 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: £7.99/ $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-435-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 48pp

Keywords: anxiety, child development, child psychology, children, education, mental health, parenting, pastoral care, self esteem, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy, teenagers

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: £7.99/ $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-415-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 48pp

Keywords: anxiety, child development, child psychology, children, education, mental health, parenting, pastoral care, self esteem, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy, teenagers

Observing Children with Attachment Difficulties in School

Observing Children with Attachment Difficulties in School

A Tool for Identifying and Supporting Emotional and Social Difficulties in Children Aged 5-11

Kim S. Golding, Jane Fain, Ann Frost, Cathy Mills, Helen Worrall, Netty Roberts, Eleanor Durrant and Sian Templeton

An observational tool designed to help structure observations of children aged 5 – 11 with attachment issues in school. Simple checklists and diagrams help to identify emotional and behavioural problems, and hand-outs with activities are provided to provide emotional support and identify appropriate interventions. more »

2012, Paperback: £19.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-336-5, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 160pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, early intervention, education, educational psychology, fostering, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, looked after children, pastoral care, trauma

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: £7.99/ $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-350-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 56pp

Keywords: anxiety, bullying, child development, child psychology, children, disability, education, health care, parenting, pastoral care

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

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, carers, child development, children, communication, education, families, high functioning autism, parenting, pastoral care, relationships, special education

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

Keywords: anxiety, child development, child psychology, children, cognitive behavioural therapy, communication, counselling, education, mental health, parenting, pastoral care, self esteem, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy, teenagers

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

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, carers, child development, children, education, families, high functioning autism, parenting, pastoral care, special education, teenagers

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