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Growing Up Severely Autistic

Growing Up Severely Autistic

They Call Me Gabriel

Kate Rankin

Gabriel is a teenager who is severely autistic: he is completely unsocialized, is incontinent and is unable to speak. In this book his mother, with great honesty, describes what it is like to bring up an autistic child who requires constant care and exhibits challenging behaviour. more »

2000, Paperback: £15.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-891-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: augmentative communication, autism, challenging behaviour, children, memoirs, occupational therapy, parenting

Growing Up with a Chronic Disease

The Impact on Children and Their Families

Christine Eiser

This book, drawing on theoretical and practical sources, acknowledges the potential for distress involved in caring for a sick child but also emphasizes the coping resources and skills that can be, and frequently are, adopted by families. more »

1993, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-168-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: child psychology, counselling, disability, families, health care, parenting, psychology

Growing Up with Disability

Edited by Carol Robinson and Kirsten Stalker

Growing Up with Disability encompasses a wide range of perspectives on childhood impairment and its social implications. The book adopts a child-centred approach, stressing the importance of communicating with disabled children, and includes interviews and pieces of their own writing. The book explores how such children can best be protected. more »

1998, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-568-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keyword: disability

Growth and Risk in Infancy

Stephen Briggs

This book is based on detailed weekly observations of infants in their home environment from birth until two years. Each infant's interactions, relationships, physical, emotional and cognitive development are systematically studied. The focus of the study is on problems in vulnerable infants' development encountered in the observations. more »

1997, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-398-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Keywords: child development, child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, families, psychoanalysis, psychology

Guerrilla Mum

Guerrilla Mum

Surviving the Special Educational Needs Jungle

Ellen Power

This book offers guidance on what the law entitles your child to, and how you can fight effectively for the education they need. Based on her own experience of bringing up two sons with special educational needs, Ellen Power describes how she worked to get the right education for her children. more »

2010, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-999-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, advocacy, Asperger syndrome, autism, bullying, children, children's rights, developmental coordination disorder, disability, disability law, dyslexia, early intervention, education, families, health care, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, intellectual disabilities, joint working, nonverbal learning disabilities, parenting, school phobia, special education, speech and language therapy

New! A Guide to Evaluation for Arts Therapists and Arts & Health Practitioners

A Guide to Evaluation for Arts Therapists and Arts & Health Practitioners

Giorgos Tsiris, Mercédès Pavlicevic and Camilla Farrant

Evaluation has become a crucial tool in the development of arts therapy professions. This guide provides foundational frameworks for designing and implementing bespoke evaluation protocols, based on the authors' substantial experience of designing and realising evaluation projects, and running training workshops for arts and health practitioners. more »

2014, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-418-8, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 176pp

Keywords: adult protection, art therapy, arts therapies, child protection, communication, creative therapies, creative writing as therapy, dance and movement therapy, dramatherapy, expressive therapies, intellectual disabilities, interdisciplinary arts therapies, mental illness, music therapy, offenders, person-centred, play therapy, psychodrama, psychology, reference

A Guide to Living with Hypermobility Syndrome

A Guide to Living with Hypermobility Syndrome

Bending without Breaking

Isobel Knight

This book, written by an author who has HMS herself, is the complete guide to living with and managing HMS, and ultimately enjoying a fulfilling life. The book covers everything from recognising symptoms of Hypermobility Syndrome (HMS) and obtaining initial diagnosis to living with the condition on a daily basis and managing its negative effects. more »

2011, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-068-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: autism, dance and movement therapy, disability, mental health, occupational therapy, psychology

Guide to Mental Health for Families and Carers of People with Intellectual Disabilities

Guide to Mental Health for Families and Carers of People with Intellectual Disabilities

Edited by Geraldine Holt, Anastasia Gratsa, Nick Bouras, Theresa Joyce, Mary Jane Spiller and Steve Hardy

This guide outlines a range of symptoms of mental health problems that can affect people with intellectual disabilities. It explains why mental health problems develop, and what can be done to help people with intellectual disabilities and carers themselves. There are chapters on specific disabilities such as autism and epilepsy. more »

2004, Paperback: £21.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-277-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: carers, families, intellectual disabilities, mental health

A Guide to Psychological Debriefing

A Guide to Psychological Debriefing

Managing Emotional Decompression and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

David Kinchin

This book is a practical introduction to PTSD and psychological debriefing, and offers an enhanced model of PD which the author terms `Emotional Decompression'. Structured like a deep-sea dive, this model provides time frames for how long to spend at various stages of the PD process, and when to stop for discussions and explanations. more »

2007, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-492-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 136pp

Keywords: bereavement, depression, emotions, health care, mental health, palliative care, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapy, social work, trauma

New! A Guide to Research Ethics for Arts Therapists and Arts & Health Practitioners

A Guide to Research Ethics for Arts Therapists and Arts & Health Practitioners

Camilla Farrant, Mercédès Pavlicevic and Giorgos Tsiris

This guide draws from legislation and research ethics committee procedures, to provide guidance for practitioners who are considering undertaking research projects. Embedded in 'real-life' experiences, it aims to inspire practitioners to become ethically-aware researchers, evaluators and participants. more »

2014, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-419-5, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 160pp

Keywords: adult protection, art therapy, arts therapies, child protection, communication, creative therapies, creative writing as therapy, dance and movement therapy, dramatherapy, expressive therapies, intellectual disabilities, interdisciplinary arts therapies, mental illness, music therapy, offenders, person-centred, play therapy, psychodrama, psychology, reference

A Guide to Special Education Advocacy

A Guide to Special Education Advocacy

What Parents, Clinicians and Advocates Need to Know

Matthew Cohen

This book gives strategies for advocating for better provision of special education in schools. Cohen's insightful manual gives a practical vision of how a parent or a professional can become an advocate to achieve a more inclusive and rewarding education for the child with a disability. more »

2009, Paperback: £25.00/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-893-1, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 304pp

Keywords: advocacy, children, disability, disability law, families, parenting, special education

A Guide to the Spiritual Dimension of Care for People with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia

A Guide to the Spiritual Dimension of Care for People with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia

More than Body, Brain and Breath

Eileen Shamy

This sensitive and informative book provides guidelines for pastoral visits to people with dementia, showing how to empathise with and support individuals during a visit. Emphasising the importance of retaining dignity and freedom of choice, it also presents practical advice and provides frameworks for leading worship for those with dementia. more »

2003, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-129-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: counselling, dementia, older people, palliative care, practical theology, theology

A Guide to Youth Mentoring

A Guide to Youth Mentoring

Providing Effective Social Support

Pat Dolan and Bernadine Brady

This book is a comprehensive guide to youth mentoring programmes, illustrating how they can increase the social support available to young people. It outlines the objectives and benefits of mentoring, how it works, and how to mentor successfully. Youth mentoring in community and school settings is covered, as well as mentoring for vulnerable youth. more »

2011, Paperback: £18.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-148-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: adolescence, advocacy, challenging behaviour, children's rights, counselling, early intervention, families, pastoral care, person-centred, probation, relationships, resilience, self esteem, social care, social work, teenagers, youthwork

Guiding Recovery from Child Sexual Abuse

Dave Simon

Based on his own practical experience of working with individuals who have suffered childhood sexual abuse, Dave Simon has created a counselling programme that is tailored for working with adult or adolescent survivors. The programme provides a path of recovery for the survivors that is as safe and easy as possible for them to follow. more »

1998, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-571-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 200pp

Keywords: adults, child protection, children, counselling, safeguarding children, sexual abuse, social care, social work, teenagers, trauma, violence, youthwork

Guiding Your Teenager with Special Needs through the Transition from School to Adult Life

Guiding Your Teenager with Special Needs through the Transition from School to Adult Life

Tools for Parents

Mary Korpi

Korpi recognizes the need for young adults to be included in decisions and discussions about their future. The first part of the book shows how families can adapt everyday routines to develop the young adult's life skills. The second part provides information on support services, and stresses the importance of devising an effective transition plan. more »

2007, Paperback: £15.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-874-0, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, disability, inclusive classroom, intellectual disabilities, mental health, nonverbal learning disabilities, special education, transitions

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