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Melody in Music Therapy

Melody in Music Therapy

A Therapeutic Narrative Analysis

Gudrun Aldridge and David Aldridge

Gudrun Aldridge and David Aldridge explore the concept of melody within its historical context and investigate current theories of melody. They make recommendations for choosing an appropriate method of analysing melodic improvisation, and utilise case studies to demonstrate these analyses in practice. more »

2008, Paperback: £22.95/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-755-0, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 344pp

Keywords: counselling, music therapy, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy

Understanding Controversial Therapies for Children with Autism, Attention Deficit Disorder, and Other Learning Disabilities

Understanding Controversial Therapies for Children with Autism, Attention Deficit Disorder, and Other Learning Disabilities

A Guide to Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Lisa A. Kurtz

Offering a balanced overview of complementary and alternative therapies, this book will be useful for parents of children with autism, ADD or other learning disabilities. The book covers a wide variety of mind-body interventions and manipulative techniques, as well as energy therapies, biologically based methods, and alternative medical systems. more »

2008, Paperback: £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-864-1, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 208pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, arts therapies, Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, children, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, parenting, reference, special education

Ageing, Disability and Spirituality

Ageing, Disability and Spirituality

Addressing the Challenge of Disability in Later Life

Edited by Elizabeth MacKinlay

This collection examines theological and ethical issues of ageing, disability and spirituality, with an emphasis on how ageing affects people who have mental health and developmental disabilities. The book presents ways of moving towards more effective relationships between carers and older people with disabilities. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $37.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-584-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: disability, older people, practical theology, social work, spirituality, theology

Autism, Discrimination and the Law

Autism, Discrimination and the Law

A Quick Guide for Parents, Educators and Employers

James Graham

Autism, Discrimination and the Law outlines how the legal requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 might be met for students and employees with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). The main part of the book is devoted to case studies from further education and employment demonstrating how reasonable adjustments can be made successfully. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-627-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: adults, advocacy, Asperger syndrome, autism, disability law, education, employment, higher education policy, occupational therapy, social work, special education

Autistics' Guide to Dating

Autistics' Guide to Dating

A Book by Autistics, for Autistics and Those Who Love Them or Who Are in Love with Them

Emilia Murry Ramey and Jody John Ramey

This book presents strategies for overcoming social skills deficits and sensory issues, to make for relationship success. The authors, both on the spectrum, reflect on their dating experiences and provide recommendations for relationships in both the short- and long-term. The book is thorough, accessible, and very encouraging. more »

2008, Paperback: £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-881-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 128pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, counselling, high functioning autism, relationships

Cool Connections with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Cool Connections with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Encouraging Self-esteem, Resilience and Well-being in Children and Young People Using CBT Approaches

Laurie Seiler

Combining a summary of cognitive behavioural therapy principles and step-by-step guidelines on how to use the materials appropriately with a mixture of games, handouts, home activities and therapeutic exercises, the book is designed to encourage resilience and self-esteem and reduce feelings of anxiety and depression. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-618-0, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 208pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychology, counselling, educational psychology, mental health, self esteem

Families of Adults with Autism

Families of Adults with Autism

Stories and Advice for the Next Generation

Edited by Jane Johnson and Anne Van Rensselaer

The book is a collection of real-life stories of people on the autism spectrum growing up, as told by their families. Accounts explore the challenges that families of people with autism have faced, and the techniques they have used to improve the quality of their children's lives, from vitamins and dietary changes to intensive interaction. more »

2008, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-885-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, counselling, disability, employment, families, health care, memoirs, occupational therapy, parenting, supported living

Love, Sex and Long-Term Relationships

Love, Sex and Long-Term Relationships

What People with Asperger Syndrome Really Really Want

Sarah Hendrickx

For the first time people with AS discuss their desires, needs and preferences in their own words. AS attitudes to issues such as gender, sexual identity and infidelity are included, as well as positive advice for developing relationships and exploring options and choices for sexual pleasure. more »

2008, Paperback: £13.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-605-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, counselling, psychology, relationships

Asperger Meets Girl

Asperger Meets Girl

Happy Endings for Asperger Boys

Jonathan Griffiths

This book demystifies the enigma of 'relationships' by explaining everything in Asperger-friendly terms. It offers a choice of three models for understanding boy-girl relationships. To make life easier, they are presented in graph form where possible. The book also gives tips for maximising one's chances of successfully developing a relationship. more »

2008, Paperback: £12.99/ $20.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-630-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 112pp

Keywords: adolescence, adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, counselling, relationships

Beating Eating Disorders Step by Step

Beating Eating Disorders Step by Step

A Self-Help Guide for Recovery

Anna Paterson

People living with eating disorders find it hard to take the step of choosing recovery, often because the disorder has developed as a way of `coping' with problems or stresses in the their life. This book outlines new and positive ways of dealing with eating disorders for people living with eating disorders and their families. more »

2008, Paperback: £16.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-340-0, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 224pp

Keywords: counselling, eating disorders, mental health, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy

Can't Play Won't Play

Can't Play Won't Play

Simply Sizzling Ideas to get the Ball Rolling for Children with Dyspraxia

Sharon Drew and Elizabeth Atter

This book is full of practical information, tips and hints to enable children with DCD to access and enjoy activities that other children take for granted. From football and rugby to swimming, skipping and skating, the advice covers all the regular childhood activities as well as games to improve physical organization and social skills. more »

2008, Paperback: £13.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-601-2, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 176pp

Keywords: children, dance and movement therapy, developmental coordination disorder, dyspraxia, families, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, parenting, play, play therapy, special education

Children and Spirituality

Children and Spirituality

Searching for Meaning and Connectedness

Brendan Hyde

This book provides ways in which schoolteachers and parents can nurture and foster these particular characteristics of children's spirituality. It also considers two factors, material pursuit and trivialising, which may inhibit children's expression of their spirituality. It will be of great interest to educators, policy makers, and parents. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-589-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: child psychology, education, parenting, practical theology, spirituality, theology

Create a Reward Plan for Your Child with Asperger Syndrome

Create a Reward Plan for Your Child with Asperger Syndrome

John Smith, Jane Donlan and Bob Smith

John Smith, Jane Donlan and their son Bob, who was diagnosed with AS at age eight, explain the importance of keeping a reward plan positive, specific and challenging enough to be stimulating. Helping your child to learn about positive behaviour while gaining a sense of achievement, a reward plan increases self-esteem, confidence and independence. more »

2008, Paperback: £13.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-622-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 112pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, children, families, high functioning autism, occupational therapy, parenting, social policy, speech and language therapy

Disability and Impairment

Disability and Impairment

Working with Children and Families

Peter Burke

Burke demonstrates the normality of disability - that children are children whatever their label - and the need for a sensitive professional understanding of the impact of both physical and learning disabilities on family members, in order to improve their quality of life. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $35.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-396-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 168pp

Keywords: disability, social work

Professional Risk and Working with People

Professional Risk and Working with People

Decision-Making in Health, Social Care and Criminal Justice

David Carson and Andy Bain

Professional Risk and Working with People provides advice on assessing and managing risks for all those employed to take risks with or on behalf of other people. The authors explore issues of risk assessment and management that provides readers with a broad knowledge of risk practices that can be applied across a range of disciplines. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-389-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: community care, counselling, health care, mental health, offenders, risk assessment, social care, social policy, social work, social work law

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