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Learning Difficulties and Sexual Vulnerability

Learning Difficulties and Sexual Vulnerability

A Social Approach

Andrea Hollomotz

People with learning difficulties are considerably more likely to experience sexual violence than those without, and for this reason they are often described as 'vulnerable'. This book argues that treating adults with learning difficulties as 'vulnerable' leaves them with fewer of the skills which are needed to protect themselves from harm. more »

2011, Paperback: £21.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-167-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: adult protection, advocacy, autism, community care, disability, intellectual disabilities, nursing, residential care, risk assessment, sexual abuse, social care, social work

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

The Social and Life Skills MeNu

The Social and Life Skills MeNu

A Skill Building Workbook for Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Karra M. Barber

This workbook provides strategies to help those with ASD engage with people at home, school, work, and in the community. Using a restaurant menu as a template, it guides readers through each step of a conversation, and encourages students to think through their responses and consider the consequences of what they say and how others might react. more »

2011, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-861-2, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 336pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, communication, counselling, high functioning autism, occupational therapy, psychology, self esteem, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy, teenagers

Understanding Disorganized Attachment

Understanding Disorganized Attachment

Theory and Practice for Working with Children and Adults

David Shemmings and Yvonne Shemmings

Disorganized attachment can develop in a child when the person who is normally meant to protect them is a source of danger. This book is a comprehensive and accessible text on disorganized attachment. It outlines what it is, how it can be identified and the key causes, including neurological, biochemical and genetic explanations. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-044-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: adoption, adults, attachment, child development, child psychology, counselling, looked after children, psychology, resilience, safeguarding children, social work

Wan's Clinical Application of Chinese Medicine

Wan's Clinical Application of Chinese Medicine

Scientific Practice of Diagnosis, Treatment and Therapeutic Monitoring

Giorgio Repeti, LAc
With Marc S. Micozzi, MD, PhD

The ancient practices of Chinese medicine are often misconstrued by more modern Traditional Chinese Medicine in Westernised texts. This book expands our knowledge of the full potential of Chinese medical practices using an approach characterised by Grandmaster Wan as the 3E approach (easy, economical and efficient). more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-047-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: abdominal diagnosis, acupuncture, Chinese herbs, Chinese medicine, eye diagnosis, face diagnosis, Five Organs diagnosis, herbal treatment, hot and cold syndromes, osculation, pulse diagnosis, radial pulse, tongue diagnosis, Yang syndromes

Business for Aspies

Business for Aspies

42 Best Practices for Using Asperger Syndrome Traits at Work Successfully

Ashley Stanford

Ashley Stanford addresses all of the issues that can arise once a person with AS secures employment, through the eyes of both employee and employer. Describing what might be expected of any employee, she offers helpful tips and workarounds not only to enable AS individuals achieve their fullest potential, but to take advantage of their strengths. more »

2011, Paperback: £14.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-845-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, employment, life skills

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

Keywords: art therapy, child development, child psychology, children, creative therapies, parenting, pastoral care, play therapy, spirituality, storymaking

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

Inspiring Creative Supervision

Inspiring Creative Supervision

Caroline Schuck and Jane Wood

This book proposes using many different techniques and materials, as well as the rich experience of the imagination and the senses, and encourages the reader to go beyond the formal demands of their role, and feel inspired by creativity, spontaneity and experiential work. The authors draw together theory, research and practical exercises. more »

2011, Paperback: £17.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-079-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: careers, communication, counselling, creativity, emotions, employment, health care, joint working, nursing, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapy, relationships, social care, social skills, social work, speech and language therapy, supervision

My Parent has an Autism Spectrum Disorder

My Parent has an Autism Spectrum Disorder

A Workbook for Children and Teens

Barbara R. Lester

The author describes common characteristics of ASD, and encourages children to think about how the world might look from their parent's perspective. Topics include social and emotional difficulties, sensory issues, body language, special interests, and how the child might go about explaining their parent's differences to other children. more »

2011, Paperback: £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-835-3, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 112pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, counselling, families, high functioning autism, parenting, pastoral care, psychology, teenagers

Poetry and Story Therapy

Poetry and Story Therapy

The Healing Power of Creative Expression

Geri Giebel Chavis

This accessible book explores the therapeutic possibilities of poetry and stories, providing techniques for facilitating personally relevant and growth-enhancing sessions. The author provides ideas for writing activities that emerge from this discussion, and explains how participants can create their own poetic and narrative pieces. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-832-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: counselling, creative therapies, creative writing as therapy, creativity, emotions, expressive therapies, grief, group psychotherapy, interdisciplinary arts therapies, mental health, occupational therapy, pastoral care, poetry, psychology, relationships, self esteem, storymaking

Reminiscence and Life Story Work

Reminiscence and Life Story Work

A Practice Guide
4th edition

Faith Gibson

Reminiscence is a valuable tool for the professional carer as well as those looking after a family member or friend. It enhances and enriches the care relationship, and benefits both the person being cared for and the carer. This fully-updated fourth edition is full of practical information on planning and running successful reminiscence work. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-151-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, arts therapies, bereavement, carers, counselling, creative therapies, dementia, depression, grief, older people, palliative care, social work

Set for Success

Set for Success

Activities for Teaching Emotional, Social and Organisational Skills

Josie Santomauro and Margaret-Anne Carter
Illustrated by Carla Marino

Each chapter provides objectives, lesson ideas, activities and photocopiable worksheets, and adopts an engaging theme appealing to a wide range of interests. Set for Success offers a series of structured yet fun-filled exercises that cater for all learning styles. more »

2011, Paperback: £21.99/ $37.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-058-6, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 160pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, children, education, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, parenting, self esteem, social skills, special education

The ASD Workbook

The ASD Workbook

Understanding Your Autism Spectrum Disorder

Penny Kershaw

This workbook helps parents to explain ASDs to their child and provide practical and emotional support following diagnosis. It is presented in a clear and positive way. As the workbook is completed an invaluable record of development will be created for parent and child to look back on together. more »

2011, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-195-8, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 144pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, families, parenting, self esteem, social skills

A Short Introduction to Promoting Resilience in Children

A Short Introduction to Promoting Resilience in Children

Colby Pearce

This book provides a succinct, accessible and clear guide on how to promote resilience in children and achieve positive developmental outcomes for them. The author covers three key factors that affect resiliency: vulnerability to stress and anxiety, attachment relationships, and access to basic needs. more »

2011, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-118-7, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 112pp

Keywords: attachment, child development, child psychology, counselling, fostering, looked after children, parenting, psychology, resilience, social work

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