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Achieving Best Behavior for Children with Developmental Disabilities

Achieving Best Behavior for Children with Developmental Disabilities

A Step-By-Step Workbook for Parents and Carers

Pamela Lewis

This workbook is designed for parents of children with developmental disabilities. It offers step-by-step instructions for drawing up and implementing behaviour plans that successfully address and improve challenging behaviours. The book is full of checklists and activities to monitor and assess behaviours and track a child's development. more »

2005, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-809-2, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 160pp

Keywords: ADHD, anger management, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, children, counselling, intellectual disabilities, occupational therapy, parenting, sensory issues, social skills

Cannabis and Young People

Cannabis and Young People

Reviewing the Evidence

Richard Jenkins

This book aims to shed light on the current debates of cannabis by reviewing all the available evidence on a range of issues relating to the use of cannabis among children and adolescents and summarizing the main conclusions in clear, jargon-free language. more »

2005, Paperback: £18.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-398-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 112pp

Keywords: adolescence, challenging behaviour, child protection, child psychology, counselling, drugs, emotions, mental health, psychiatry, psychology, social work, teenagers, youthwork

Cutting it Out

Cutting it Out

A Journey through Psychotherapy and Self-Harm

Carolyn Smith

The first-person narrative offers a vividly honest voice to the feelings and compulsions that drive someone to harm themselves and explores the conflict between the desire to self-harm and the struggle to control and overcome this addictive, self-destructive behaviour. It also explores the complex nature of her relationship with her therapist. more »

2005, Paperback: £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-266-3, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp

Keywords: child protection, counselling, depression, emotions, mental health, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, self harm, trauma

Group Analytic Art Therapy

Group Analytic Art Therapy

Gerry McNeilly

Based on over 20 years' experience practice, this book is packed with suggestions for group art therapy practice and many explanatory diagrams. The author also explores the dynamics and psychological effects of diverse group situations based on examples from his own practice, and offers insight in to his own theories and applications. more »

2005, Paperback: £23.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-301-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 232pp

Keywords: art therapy, counselling, group psychotherapy, psychotherapy

Applied Behaviour Analysis and Autism

Applied Behaviour Analysis and Autism

Building A Future Together

Edited by Mickey Keenan, Mary Henderson, Ken P. Kerr and Karola Dillenburger

This practical book gives detailed guidance on how to develop a tailored Applied Behavioural Analysis programme that includes the key features of ABA: detailed individual behaviour assessment, reinforcement strategies to encourage new behaviours and systematic programme implementation. more »

2005, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-310-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Keywords: applied behaviour analysis, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, children, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, parenting, social skills, special education

Culture and Child Protection

Culture and Child Protection

Reflexive Responses

Marie Connolly, Yvonne Crichton-Hill and Tony Ward

Culture and Child Protection is a concise exploration of the close links between social service practices and cultural values which offers a culturally sensitive model of child protection practice. The authors demonstrate the ways in which a combination of personal, professional and societal attitudes often influence practice decisions. more »

2005, Paperback: £17.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-270-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, children's rights, counselling, ethnicity, health care, mental health, safeguarding children, social policy, social work

Understanding the Nature of Autism and Asperger's Disorder

Understanding the Nature of Autism and Asperger's Disorder

Forty Years of Clinical Practice and Pioneering Research

Edward R. Ritvo MD, Professor Emeritus, UCLA School of Medicine

This book is an accessible introduction for professionals, families and individuals with autism. Prof. Ritvo traces the historical development of understanding about autism and Asperger's Disorder, from the centuries of misdiagnoses and the first recognition of the characteristics of the disorders to his own highly-regarded methods for diagnosis. more »

2005, Paperback: £13.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-814-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, occupational therapy, psychiatry, psychology, special education, speech and language therapy

Asperger's Syndrome and High Achievement

Asperger's Syndrome and High Achievement

Some Very Remarkable People

Ioan James

This fascinating collection identifies famous figures from the past whose behaviour suggests they may have had autism, a disorder that was not defined until the mid-20th century. James looks at the lives of 20 individuals - scientists, artists, politicians and philosophers - examining their interests, successes, indifferences and shortcomings. more »

2005, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-388-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, memoirs, psychiatry, psychology

Classroom Tales

Classroom Tales

Using Storytelling to Build Emotional, Social and Academic Skills across the Primary Curriculum

Jennifer M Fox Eades

Fox Eades shows how storytelling is a crucial element of children's education that can enrich the school curriculum and encourage social and thinking skills. She discusses the different kinds of story that are useful in the classroom, and explores the impact of individual and group dynamics on the telling and reception of these stories. more »

2005, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-304-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: child development, child psychology, educational psychology, special education, storymaking

Coming Out Asperger

Coming Out Asperger

Diagnosis, Disclosure and Self-Confidence

Edited by Dinah Murray

This book explores the complexity of diagnosis for Asperger Syndrome, the drawbacks and benefits of disclosing a "hidden disability," and how this impinges on self-esteem. The contributors include some of the best-known and most exciting writers in the field of AS today, and include individuals on the autism spectrum, parents and professionals. more »

2005, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-240-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 280pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, counselling

Understanding Street Drugs

Understanding Street Drugs

A Handbook of Substance Misuse for Parents, Teachers and Other Professionals
2nd edition

David Emmett and Graeme Nice

This fully updated edition provides a complete overview of the key facts and core issues surrounding substance misuse. All commonly-used street drugs are covered, with quick reference guides, helpful diagrams and clear information on each drug's effects, methods of use, legal status, availability, treatment options and associated slang. more »

2005, Paperback: £19.99/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-351-6, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 336pp

Keywords: adolescence, child protection, counselling, drugs, education, families, offenders, social work, substance abuse, youthwork

Genius!

Genius!

Nurturing the Spirit of the Wild, Odd, and Oppositional Child – Revised Edition

George T. Lynn
With Joanne Barrie Lynn

Drawing on their experiences with their son, who has TS, the authors offer strategies for creating an affirmative social and emotional environment that unlocks the potential genius in 'neurologically eccentric' children. They discuss identifying the signs of giftedness, providing care and mentoring, and using medication with due consideration. more »

2005, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-820-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, bipolar disorder, challenging behaviour, child psychology, children, education, emotions, families, high functioning autism, occupational therapy, parenting, tics, tourettes

Filling a Need While Making Some Noise

Filling a Need While Making Some Noise

A Music Therapist's Guide to Pediatrics

Kathy Irvine Lorenzato

This book is an inspiring and engaging nuts-and-bolts guide for music therapists who are interested in working in pediatrics. The author paints a vivid picture of what it's like to work, as a member of support staff in a teaching hospital, with children and families who are facing tremendous health challenges and engaging in music therapy. more »

2005, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-819-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: child psychiatry, counselling, health care, mental illness, music therapy, psychoanalysis, social work

Voices from the Spectrum

Voices from the Spectrum

Parents, Grandparents, Siblings, People with Autism, and Professionals Share Their Wisdom

Edited by Cindy N. Ariel and Robert A. Naseef

This book is a compelling collection of personal accounts from people on the autism spectrum and those who care for them. The essays in this collection tell of the positive and negative effects of autism on individuals and families, and pose the question: is a diagnosis on the autism spectrum a puzzle to be solved, or something to be embraced? more »

2005, Paperback: £13.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-786-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, families, memoirs, parenting

I Dreamed I was Normal

A Music Therapist's Journey into the Realms of Autism

Ginger Clarkson

This remarkable book describes the progression of three nonverbal autistic music therapy clients from a state of inward frustration and an inability to communicate it towards a liberating ability to express, through Facilitated Communication, the thoughts and feelings stimulated by hearing and playing music. more »

2005, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 9781581060072, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, music therapy, occupational therapy, social work

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