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New! LEGO®-Based Therapy

LEGO®-Based Therapy

How to build social competence through LEGO®-based clubs for children with autism and related conditions

Daniel B. LeGoff, Gina Gómez de la Cuesta, GW Krauss and Simon Baron-Cohen

A comprehensive guide to setting up LEGO Therapy groups to promote social skills in children with autism spectrum disorders and related conditions through group LEGO building. It fully explains the approach and gives advice on strategies for successfully seeing children through from 'LEGO Helper' to 'LEGO Genius'. more »

2014, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-537-6, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, autism spectrum disorders, child development, child psychology, children, educational psychology, life skills, occupational therapy, play, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy, teenagers

New! Colour Coding for Learners with Autism

Colour Coding for Learners with Autism

A Resource Book for Creating Meaning through Colour at Home and School

Adele Devine
Illustrated by Quentin Devine

This book explains how colour coding can assist with communication, coping with change, understanding emotions, diversifying diet and reducing anxiety by helping children with autism to generalise lessons already learnt and creating clear visual categories. The CD-ROM provides printable resources to enable colour coding in the classroom and home. more »

2014, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-441-6, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 208pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, augmentative communication, autism, challenging behaviour, child psychology, communication, creativity, educational psychology, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, resilience, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

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

Teach Me With Pictures

Teach Me With Pictures

40 Fun Picture Scripts to Develop Play and Communication Skills in Children on the Autism Spectrum

Simone Griffin, Ruth Harris and Linda Hodgdon
Illustrated by Ralph Butler

An easy-to-use resource for professionals and parents, this book is full of fun and practical ideas to help motivate and extend communication and play skills in children with autism with the support of pictures. It contains 40 visual scripts across a range of different activities such as drawing, cooking, imaginative play, and life skills. more »

2013, Paperback: £18.77 + VAT = £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-201-6, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 168pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, augmentative communication, autism, child development, child psychology, communication, early intervention, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, life skills, literacy, mainstream education, occupational therapy, play, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

Music, Language and Autism

Music, Language and Autism

Exceptional Strategies for Exceptional Minds

Adam Ockelford

This book explores why many children with autism are so captivated by music and how practitioners and parents can harness this to develop language skills. Through case studies, it displays how music can become a scaffold for language; allowing autistic children to express their inner thoughts and feelings without resorting to destructive behaviour. more »

2013, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-197-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: autism, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, communication, education, giftedness, intellectual disabilities, music therapy, occupational therapy, pervasive developmental disorder, sensory issues, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

Improving Learning Through Dynamic Assessment

Improving Learning Through Dynamic Assessment

A Practical Classroom Resource

Fraser Lauchlan and Donna Carrigan

This is a practical tool for helping to assess and support children aged 4+ with learning challenges based on an innovative approach. The resource contains photocopiable activities, checklists, handouts for teachers/parents to use with children and training materials explaining the approach in terms understandable to all participating adults. more »

2013, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-373-0, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 176pp

Keywords: child psychology, education, educational psychology, inclusive classroom, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, mainstream education, psychology, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

The Early Identification of Autism Spectrum Disorders

The Early Identification of Autism Spectrum Disorders

A Visual Guide

Patricia O'Brien Towle

This unique visual guide aims to equip readers with the skills to recognise ASD in very young children. It provides a systematic framework for understanding the complex nature of ASD. Each chapter focuses on a different area of development and uses photographs to illustrate and enhance understanding of core autism behaviors. more »

2013, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-329-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 160pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, communication, disability, early intervention, high functioning autism, pervasive developmental disorder, reference, sensory issues, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

Early Childhood Music Therapy and Autism Spectrum Disorders

Early Childhood Music Therapy and Autism Spectrum Disorders

Developing Potential in Young Children and their Families

Edited by Petra Kern and Marcia Humpal

This edited book brings together renowned experts in music therapy and related fields to present current research, practical strategies, and policies useful for everyone interested in music as a tool to aid children on the autism spectrum. Case scenarios, examples and tip sheets further support the application of the knowledge-based content. more »

2012, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-241-2, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 304pp

Keywords: applied behaviour analysis, Asperger syndrome, augmentative communication, autism, child development, child psychology, children, communication, early intervention, educational psychology, families, music therapy, play, social skills, social stories, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

The Comprehensive Guide to Special Education Law

The Comprehensive Guide to Special Education Law

Over 400 Frequently Asked Questions and Answers Every Educator Needs to Know about the Legal Rights of Exceptional Children and their Parents

George A. Giuliani

This useful handbook provides educators with a practical understanding of the laws that are in place to protect the children with special needs that they support. Written in a user-friendly Q and A format, it covers all of the key areas of special education law including Free Appropriate Public Education, related services, and discipline. more »

2012, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-882-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 320pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, augmentative communication, autism, child psychology, children, children's rights, disability, disability law, dyslexia, dyspraxia, education, educational psychology, educational training, families, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, intellectual disabilities, law, mainstream education, reference, special education, speech and language pathology

Working with Parents of a Newly Diagnosed Child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder

Working with Parents of a Newly Diagnosed Child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder

A Guide for Professionals

Deb Keen and Sylvia Rodger

This book sets out the type of support that is most beneficial to families following an ASD diagnosis, and equips professionals with the information and tools they need to provide that support. It is an essential resource for any professional involved in supporting families at the time of, or immediately following, an ASD diagnosis. more »

2012, Paperback: £21.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-120-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, education, families, high functioning autism, intellectual disabilities, occupational therapy, parenting, social care, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

100 Learning Games for Special Needs with Music, Movement, Sounds and...Silence

100 Learning Games for Special Needs with Music, Movement, Sounds and...Silence

Johanne Hanko

This book provides inspiration and guidance for special education teachers, assistants, parents and carers on how to use lively play ideas to foster learning. Targeting key skills such as listening, self-awareness, movement, creative thinking and relaxation, each game has been developed with the capabilities of children with special needs in mind. more »

2011, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-247-4, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 128pp

Keywords: autism, child development, child psychology, children, communication, creativity, dance and movement therapy, disability, dramatherapy, education, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, music therapy, play, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

Embracing Asperger's

Embracing Asperger's

A Primer for Parents and Professionals

Richard Bromfield PhD

Offering rich insights into what Asperger's is like for the child, this compassionate book will empower parents and teachers, enabling them to nurture the child's strengths and work towards a happy and promising future. The book is packed with strategies, insights, and points to remember in order to address common areas of difficulty. more »

2011, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-818-6, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 176pp

Keywords: adolescence, anger management, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, bullying, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, children, cognitive behavioural therapy, communication, counselling, depression, education, emotions, families, gifted and talented, giftedness, mental health, mental illness, occupational therapy, parenting, pastoral care, play, relationships, resilience, savants, school phobia, self esteem, sensory issues, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy, teenagers, transitions

How Everyone on the Autism Spectrum, Young and Old, can...

How Everyone on the Autism Spectrum, Young and Old, can...

become Resilient, be more Optimistic, enjoy Humor, be Kind, and increase Self-Efficacy - A Positive Psychology Approach

June Groden, Ayelet Kantor, Cooper R. Woodard and Lewis P. Lipsitt

This book looks in detail at five positive character traits - resilience, optimism, humor, kindness, and self-efficacy - and offers tried and tested strategies for bolstering each strength in individuals with ASD. The authors provide rich and varied lesson plans which contain a multitude of activities and which can be easily implemented. more »

2011, Paperback: £14.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-853-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: adolescence, anger management, anxiety, autism, bullying, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, children, communication, early intervention, education, emotions, families, high functioning autism, mental health, occupational therapy, parenting, pastoral care, play, play therapy, PSHE, psychology, relationships, resilience, self esteem, sensory issues, social skills, social stories, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy, teenagers

Key Learning Skills for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Key Learning Skills for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

A Blueprint for Life

Thomas L. Whitman and Nicole DeWitt

This book provides a blueprint for an educational intervention program that is evidence-based, comprehensive and integrative in its approach. Grouping techniques into five categories, the book examines autism spectrum disorders within a developmental context, and shows that interventions with autistic individuals can be really successful. more »

2011, Paperback: £20.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-864-3, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 336pp

Keywords: applied behaviour analysis, Asperger syndrome, autism, child psychiatry, child psychology, cognitive behavioural therapy, developmental coordination disorder, dyspraxia, early intervention, educational psychology, emotions, high functioning autism, life skills, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy, parenting, pervasive developmental disorder, play therapy, sensory issues, sensory stimulation, social skills, social stories, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

Making Sense of Social Situations

Making Sense of Social Situations

How to Run a Group-Based Intervention Program for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Albert J. Cotugno

Dr. Cotugno employs theories of group therapy and cognitive-development and integrates them with skill-based instructional approaches to develop the comprehensive Social Competence Enhancement Program (SCEP).This peer-based, group-focused program is explained in detail, including a step-by-step guide to its implementation. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-848-3, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 368pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, child psychology, children, communication, counselling, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, pastoral care, self esteem, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

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