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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

The Panicosaurus

The Panicosaurus

Managing Anxiety in Children Including Those with Asperger Syndrome

K.I. Al-Ghani
Illustrated by Haitham Al-Ghani

This illustrated book teaches children who experience anxiety about Panicosaurus and Smartosaurus and how to help Smartosaurus banish Panicosaurus when he appears at times of stress by using a range of calming techniques. There is a helpful introduction for parents and carers, and a list of techniques for lessening anxiety at the end of the book. more »

2012, Hardback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-356-3, 216mm x 279.4mm / 8.5in x 11in, 56pp

Keywords: anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, child psychology, children, counselling, education, fiction, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, mental health, pastoral care, school phobia, self esteem, social stories, special education

Connecting with Kids through Stories

Connecting with Kids through Stories

Using Narratives to Facilitate Attachment in Adopted Children
2nd edition

Denise B. Lacher, Todd Nichols, Melissa Nichols and Joanne C. May

This is an accessible guide to using therapeutic stories to help connect with troubled adopted children. It demonstrates how parents and professionals can create their own stories to help children heal, and explains the theory behind the therapy. This second edition includes updated research and full sample stories. more »

2011, Paperback: £16.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-869-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: adolescence, adoption, arts therapies, attachment, child development, child psychology, children, communication, counselling, creativity, educational psychology, emotions, expressive therapies, families, fostering, looked after children, parenting, play therapy, psychology, psychotherapy, residential care, resilience, safeguarding children, self esteem, social care, social skills, social stories, social work, storymaking, supervision, teenagers, trauma

Working with Asperger Syndrome in the Classroom

Working with Asperger Syndrome in the Classroom

An Insider’s Guide

Gill D. Ansell

The book begins by exploring how children with AS operate and the implications for mainstream school settings. It goes on to give practical advice for one-on-one working, DIY resources for visual learners, tools for effective assessment, and much more. Information on how personal wellbeing can be maintained in stressful situations is included. more »

2010, Paperback: £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-156-9, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 176pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, anger management, anxiety, applied behaviour analysis, Asperger syndrome, augmentative communication, autism, bullying, challenging behaviour, child development, child protection, child psychology, children, cognitive behavioural therapy, communication, counselling, disability, educational training, emotions, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy, pastoral care, pervasive developmental disorder, resilience, school phobia, self esteem, sensory issues, social skills, social stories, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy, youthwork

The Child's Own Story

The Child's Own Story

Life Story Work with Traumatized Children

Richard Rose and Terry Philpot

The authors explain the concepts of attachment, separation, loss and identity, using these contexts to describe how to use techniques such as family trees, wallpaper work, and eco- and geno-scaling. They offer guidance on interviewing relatives and carers, and how to gain access to key documentation, including social workers' case files. more »

2004, Paperback: £15.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-287-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: adoption, challenging behaviour, child protection, child psychology, children, counselling, emotions, fostering, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, social care, social stories, social work, trauma

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