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Inside Transracial Adoption

Inside Transracial Adoption

Strength-based, Culture-sensitizing Parenting Strategies for Inter-country or Domestic Adoptive Families That Don't "Match"
2nd edition

Beth Hall and Gail Steinberg

Inside Transracial Adoption is an accessible, authoritative guide on how to navigate the challenges that parents can face with the adoption of a child from a different race and culture. It is an invaluable guide for parents - whether considering transracial adoption for the first time or experienced veterans - or the people who support them. more »

2013, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-905-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, child psychology, counselling, ethnicity, fostering, parenting, race, social care, social work, trauma

Foster Parenting Step-by-Step

Foster Parenting Step-by-Step

How to Nurture the Traumatized Child and Overcome Conflict

Dr. Kalyani Gopal

Foster Parenting Step-by-Step is a concise guide to fostering that summarizes what to expect as a foster parent. It guides you through the different stages of a fostering relationship, including common issues encountered at each age and how to tackle them. This is a book that will empower fostering parents with successful parenting skills. more »

2013, Paperback: £9.99/ $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-937-4, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 160pp

Keywords: adolescence, attachment, challenging behaviour, child psychology, counselling, fostering, looked after children, residential care, social care, social work, trauma

Group Filial Therapy

Group Filial Therapy

The Complete Guide to Teaching Parents to Play Therapeutically with their Children

Louise Guerney and Virginia Ryan

In Group Filial Therapy (GFT), therapists train parents to conduct play sessions with their children. This book provides an accessible guide to the theory and practice of GFT, and for the first time offers step-by-step guidelines for implementing the GFT program developed by Dr Guerney, the co-creator of Filial Therapy. more »

2013, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-911-2, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 448pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, challenging behaviour, child psychology, children, counselling, creative therapies, expressive therapies, families, mental health, parenting, pastoral care, person-centred, play, play therapy, relationships, social work, supervision, trauma

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

What Is It Like to Be Me?

What Is It Like to Be Me?

A Book About a Boy with Asperger's Syndrome

Alenka Klemenc
Illustrated by Urša Rožic

This charmingly illustrated book follows Greg, a young boy with Asperger's syndrome (AS), as he tells us all about the world as he sees and experiences it, from his love of batteries to the challenges he faces at school. With comprehensive sections for parents and professionals, the book helps increase awareness and understanding of AS. more »

2013, Hardback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-375-4, 216mm x 279.4mm / 8.5in x 11in, 96pp

Keywords: anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, communication, emotions, families, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, parenting, sensory issues, social skills, special education, transitions

Developing Flexibility Skills in Children and Teens with Autism

Developing Flexibility Skills in Children and Teens with Autism

The 5P Approach to Thinking, Learning and Behaviour

Linda Miller

Typified by rigid behaviour, narrow interests, obsessions and poor problem solving skills, limited flexibility often presents a considerable barrier to learning for students with autism. This book provides a comprehensive framework with which to improve flexible thinking and reduce problem behaviours. more »

2013, Paperback: £23.46 + VAT = £24.98/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-362-4, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 176pp

Keywords: ADHD, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, child psychology, communication, educational psychology, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, special education, speech and language therapy, teenagers, transitions

I am Special

I am Special

A Workbook to Help Children, Teens and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders to Understand Their Diagnosis, Gain Confidence and Thrive
2nd edition

Peter Vermeulen

I am Special is a programme for helping children, teens and adults on the autism spectrum to understand themselves and their diagnosis, gain confidence and thrive. Specially-designed worksheets, included on a CD in a handy printable format, are completed to build up a unique and personal book about the individual and promote self-understanding. more »

2013, Paperback: £19.16 + VAT = £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-266-5, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 256pp

Keywords: adolescence, adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, carers, child psychology, children, education, educational psychology, families, high functioning autism, pervasive developmental disorder, psychology, special education, teenagers

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

Attachment in Common Sense and Doodles

Attachment in Common Sense and Doodles

A Practical Guide

Miriam Silver

An informal introduction to attachment and what it means for understanding and helping children who have experienced trauma, neglect or abuse. Doodles featuring throughout the book bring the ideas to life - ideal for parents or professionals caring for fostered, adopted and looked after children. more »

2013, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-314-3, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 208pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, child development, child psychology, counselling, education, fostering, looked after children, parenting, psychology, social work, trauma

A Step-by-Step ABA Curriculum for Young Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders (Age 3-10)

A Step-by-Step ABA Curriculum for Young Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders (Age 3-10)

Lindsay Hilsen MEd, BCBA

This curriculum gives a clear outline on what and how to teach the child aged 3 to 10 with autism, using principles of applied behavior analysis. The book is divided into three sections: Assessment, Curriculum and Mastered, each with built-in data collection. It covers 10 pivotal areas of a child's development, broken down into manageable tasks. more »

2013, Paperback: £29.17 + VAT = £35.00/ $50.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-928-2, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 384pp

Keywords: applied behaviour analysis, Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, child psychology, children, education, educational psychology, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, life skills, mainstream education, special education

Can I tell you about ADHD?

Can I tell you about ADHD?

A guide for friends, family and professionals

Susan Yarney
Illustrated by Chris Martin

Ben invites readers to learn about ADHD from his perspective. He describes what it is and how it feels to have ADHD. Ben explains what he has learnt about ways to relieve his ADHD symptoms, and how friends and adults can help at home and school. An ideal guide for children and families, as well as professionals working with ADHD children. more »

2013, Paperback: £8.99/ $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-359-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 64pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, challenging behaviour, child psychology, children, education, parenting, pastoral care, special education

Hearing Young People Talk About Witnessing Domestic Violence

Hearing Young People Talk About Witnessing Domestic Violence

Exploring Feelings, Coping Strategies and Pathways to Recovery

Susan Collis

This book explores the cases of five young people who have been victims of domestic violence. It provides deep insight into how their experiences have affected their emotional behaviour, the complexities of issues related to it and those aspects of support which provide the greatest benefit to them. more »

2012, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-378-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: adolescence, child protection, child psychology, counselling, domestic abuse, families, psychotherapy, relationships, safeguarding children, social care, social work, teenagers, violence

Reparenting the Child Who Hurts

Reparenting the Child Who Hurts

A Guide to Healing Developmental Trauma and Attachments

Caroline Archer and Christine Gordon

An accessible guide to help foster and adoptive parents understand the neurobiological issues that affect children who have experienced early trauma. It demystifies the science behind child trauma, explains why conventional parenting won't work for these children and provides grounded advice on what will, addressing common parenting dilemmas. more »

2012, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-263-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, child development, child psychology, children, families, fostering, looked after children, parenting, residential care, resilience, self esteem, social care, social work, teenagers, trauma

Direct Work with Vulnerable Children

Direct Work with Vulnerable Children

Playful Activities and Strategies for Communication

Audrey Tait and Helen Wosu

The ability to build a trusting relationship is essential when working with vulnerable children. Through the use of numerous engaging games and activities developed over 20 years of working with abused and neglected children, this book shows how these lines of communication can be opened up through effective engagement with the child's world. more »

2012, Paperback: £16.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-319-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adoption, child protection, child psychology, counselling, fostering, looked after children, residential care, safeguarding children, social care, social work, trauma

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