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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! Sleep Well on the Autism Spectrum

Sleep Well on the Autism Spectrum

How to recognise common sleep difficulties, choose the right treatment, and get you or your child sleeping soundly

Kenneth J. Aitken

Full of helpful information and practical advice, this comprehensive guide introduces the most common sleep issues in children with ASDs, describing both mainstream and complementary options for treatment, what is involved and the outcomes that can be expected. more »

2014, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-333-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Keywords: ADHD, adolescence, alternative therapies, Asperger syndrome, autism, biomedical intervention, child development, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, Chinese medicine, complementary therapies, diet, eating disorders, families, high functioning autism, parenting, seizures, sensory issues, sleep, teenagers, toilet training

New! Talk to Me

Talk to Me

Conversation Strategies for Parents of Children on the Autism Spectrum or with Speech and Language Impairments

Heather Jones

If your child finds talking to people a struggle, this is the book to get the conversation started. more »

2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-428-7, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 168pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, child development, child psychology, communication, employment, high functioning autism, life skills, literacy, occupational therapy, parenting, relationships, resilience, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

New! 101 Tips for Parents of Children with Autism

101 Tips for Parents of Children with Autism

Effective Solutions for Everyday Challenges

Arnold Miller and Theresa Smith

Based on the principles of the Miller Method, this book is a practical, how-to guide filled with quick, effective tips for dealing with issues such as tantrums, inappropriate behaviour, lack of focus and communication, toilet training and developing friendships in children with autism. more »

2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-960-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 224pp

Keywords: augmentative communication, autism, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, communication, families, intellectual disabilities, life skills, movement, occupational therapy, parenting, play, resilience, sensory issues, sensory stimulation, social skills, speech and language pathology, toilet training

New! Can I tell you about Cerebral Palsy?

Can I tell you about Cerebral Palsy?

A guide for friends, family and professionals

Marion Stanton
Illustrated by Katie Stanton

Sophie invites readers to learn about cerebral palsy from her perspective, helping them to understand what it is like use a wheelchair and communicate with assistive technology. She talks about different forms of cerebral palsy and explains that living with the condition can sometimes be difficult but there are many ways she can be supported. more »

2014, Paperback: £8.99/ $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-464-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 64pp

Keywords: carers, cerebral palsy, child development, children, communication, disability, education, health care, inclusive classroom, movement, occupational therapy, PSHE, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

New! Genetic Syndromes and Applied Behaviour Analysis

Genetic Syndromes and Applied Behaviour Analysis

A Handbook for ABA Practitioners

Edited by Dorothy Griffiths, Rosemary A. Condillac and Melissa Legree

This ground-breaking resource demonstrates how genetic knowledge can influence our understanding of a child's behaviour and therefore inform their behavioural support plan. With expert advice and clear instructions, it shows exactly how to go about incorporating syndrome knowledge into ABA practice and start treating children with specific genetic syndromes more effectively. Six different... more »

2014, Hardback: £39.99/ $65.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-451-5, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 336pp

Keywords: adolescence, applied behaviour analysis, autism, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, children, communication, Down's syndrome, early intervention, intellectual disabilities, life skills, pervasive developmental disorder, social skills, special education, transitions

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! 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

New! Sexuality and Relationship Education for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Sexuality and Relationship Education for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders

A Professional's Guide to Understanding, Preventing Issues, Supporting Sexuality and Responding to Inappropriate Behaviours

Davida Hartman
Illustrated by Kate Brangan

Children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) require specialized teaching strategies when learning about the body, sexuality, and relationships. This complete sex education resource provides practical teaching advice, activity ideas, and illustrated handouts geared towards the needs of children of all ages on the autism spectrum. more »

2013, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-385-3, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 272pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, child development, children, disability, education, educational training, emotions, high functioning autism, intellectual disabilities, mainstream education, personal hygiene, PSHE, relationships, self esteem, sex education, sexual abuse, sexuality, special education, teenagers, transitions, youthwork

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

New! Mindful Therapeutic Care for Children

Mindful Therapeutic Care for Children

A Guide to Reflective Practice

Dr. Joanna North

An accessible guide to using mindfulness and reflection to improve the quality of care for vulnerable children. Features a useful tool to aid reflective practice and better respond to a child's needs. more »

2013, Paperback: £14.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-446-1, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 176pp

Keywords: adoption, carers, child development, child psychology, counselling, fostering, looked after children, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapy, residential care, social care, social work

New! Nurturing Attachments Training Resource

Nurturing Attachments Training Resource

Running Parenting Groups for Adoptive Parents and Foster or Kinship Carers

Kim S. Golding

Nurturing Attachments Training Resource is a training programme for those running parenting groups with adoptive parents and foster carers. Featuring a CD-ROM with practical, photocopiable handouts and exercises, it provides guidance on understanding their fostered child and how to form healthy bonds of attachment with them. more »

2013, Paperback: £80.00/ $125.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-328-0, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 340pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, counselling, fostering, looked after children, parenting, psychology, resilience, social care, social work, trauma

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