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New! Person-Centred Teams

Person-Centred Teams

A Practical Guide to Delivering Personalisation Through Effective Team-work

Helen Sanderson and Mary Beth Lepkowsky

This practical guide provides much-needed guidance on person-centred working following the roll out of personalisation and personal budgets across health and social care. Straightforward and easy-to-read, it describes how to develop person-centred teams in health, social care, education and voluntary sector settings. more »

2014, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-455-3, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 168pp

Keywords: community care, dementia, disability, domicilary care, health care, intellectual disabilities, mental health, nursing, person-centred, personalisation, residential care, social care, social policy, social work, supported living

New! Pricking the Vessels

Pricking the Vessels

Bloodletting Therapy in Chinese Medicine

Henry McCann

The first text on bloodletting therapy for Western practitioners of Chinese medicine, this authoritative introduction explores the history, theory and function of the practice. Through the exploration of classic texts and contemporary standards, it provides everything needed to gain a comprehensive understanding of the technique. more »

2014, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-180-8, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 168pp

Keywords: Chinese medicine, hot and cold syndromes, meridians, Qi, TCM diagnosis, traditional Chinese medicine, Yang syndromes, yin-yang

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! Can I tell you about ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

Can I tell you about ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

A guide for friends, family and professionals

Jacqueline Rayner
Illustrated by Jason Lythgoe-Hay

Mollie and her family help readers to understand what it is like to have ME/CFS and how it can affect their day-to-day family life. They explain what ME/CFS is and how it can affect people in different ways. This illustrated book is packed with accessible information and will be an ideal introduction to this often misunderstood condition. more »

2014, Paperback: £8.99/ $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-452-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 64pp

Keywords: carers, child psychology, children, disability, education, families, health care, parenting, pastoral care, PSHE, psychology, sensory issues

New! The Compleat Acupuncturist

The Compleat Acupuncturist

A Guide to Constitutional and Conditional Pulse Diagnosis

Peter Eckman

Synthesizing traditions in Oriental medicine, this creative and groundbreaking book takes the practice of pulse diagnosis forward through integrating the Chinese, Ayurvedic, Japanese and Korean traditions. The author emphasizes constitutional as well as conditional diagnosis, and over 30 case histories are included. more »

2014, Paperback: £30.00/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-198-3, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 292pp

Keywords: acupuncture, ayurveda, Chinese medicine, complementary medicine, complementary therapies, meridians, pulse diagnosis, Qi, traditional Chinese medicine

New! Da Wu

Da Wu

Health Qigong Da Wu Exercises

Compiled by The Chinese Health Qigong Association

Based on the traditional Da Wu qigong recorded in ancient documents, this book guides the reader through the set of joint-relaxing dance-like exercises with step-by-step instructions and photos. The CD and DVD provide verbal instructions, accompanying music, a video demonstration of Da Wu and additional information on its history. more »

2014, Paperback: £13.14 + VAT = £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-192-1, 222 x 155mm, 106pp

Keywords: chi kung, Chinese medicine, health care, qigong, traditional Chinese medicine

New! Daoyin Yangsheng Gong Shi Er Fa

Daoyin Yangsheng Gong Shi Er Fa

12-Movement Health Qigong for all Ages

Compiled by The Chinese Health Qigong Association

An easy-to-learn but very extremely effective 12-movement qigong form taken from over 50 routines of Daoyin health qigong developed by Professor Zhang Guangde. The book provides fully-illustrated instruction on the 12 movements for both standing and seated positions, and an audio CD of verbal instruction and DVD demonstrating the form. more »

2014, Paperback: £13.14 + VAT = £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-195-2, 222 x 155mm, 152pp

Keywords: chi kung, Chinese history, Chinese medicine, energy work, health care, movement, traditional Chinese medicine

New! A Different Home

A Different Home

A New Foster Child's Story

Dr John DeGarmo and Kelly DeGarmo
Illustrated by Norma Jean Trammell

Jessie tells us her story of being placed in foster care and the worries she had. The new home is not like her old home, but she begins to see that this different home is kind of nice. Sensitively written and fully illustrated in color, this story will help children in foster care to settle in and answer some of the questions they may have. more »

2014, Hardback: £9.99/ $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-987-9, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 48pp

Keywords: child protection, counselling, fostering, looked after children, pastoral care, residential care, safeguarding children, social care, social work, transitions

New! Final Chapters

Final Chapters

Writings About the End of Life

Edited by Roger Kirkpatrick

A collection of short stories and poems about death and dying. These moving and heartfelt pieces offer insights into the profound thoughts and emotions surrounding grief, bereavement, end of life and facing death. They offer readers the support of a shared experience, and the opportunity to open up about the difficult subject of death and dying. more »

2014, Paperback: £8.99/ $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-490-4, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp

Keywords: bereavement, counselling, death, dementia, fiction, grief, palliative care

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! How to Create a Successful Adoption Portfolio

How to Create a Successful Adoption Portfolio

Easy Steps to Help You Produce the Best Adoption Profile and Prospective Birthparent Letter

Madeleine Melcher

Full of simple and effective design ideas and tips for writing adoption portfolios, this is a step-by-step guide to creating a portfolio that will present you in the best possible light and help the right birth-family to find and choose you. more »

2014, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-946-6, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 168pp

Keywords: adoption, parenting, social care, social work

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! Mastering Whole Family Assessment in Social Work

Mastering Whole Family Assessment in Social Work

Balancing the Needs of Children, Adults and Their Families

Fiona Mainstone

How do you balance the needs of children, adults and their families when carrying out social work assessments? With tools and frameworks that make sense of the interface between adult problems and children's safety, this practical guide will help social workers generate high quality assessments that consider the well-being of both adults and children. more »

2014, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-240-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 280pp

Keywords: social care, social work

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