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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

Understanding Cerebral Palsy

Understanding Cerebral Palsy

A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Marion Stanton

A great starting point for parents and professionals when they first encounter cerebral palsy, this book provides essential information on causes, types, symptoms and treatments as well as practical tips on everyday considerations such as communication and diet. This positive handbook will help readers more fully understand cerebral palsy. more »

2012, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-060-9, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 224pp

Keywords: adolescence, augmentative communication, cerebral palsy, child development, children, communication, complementary therapies, constipation, diet, disability, early intervention, families, health care, inclusive classroom, intellectual disabilities, mainstream education, messy play, occupational therapy, parenting, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy, supported living

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

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

How to Detect Developmental Delay and What to Do Next

How to Detect Developmental Delay and What to Do Next

Practical Interventions for Home and School

Mary Mountstephen

This guide offers practical advice on how to recognize the signs of developmental delay, address difficulties effectively, and help the child to flourish. The author presents a practical approach to dealing with developmental delay, equipping readers with the knowledge, understanding and tools to tackle problems successfully. more »

2010, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-022-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, child development, child psychology, children, communication, counselling, dance and movement therapy, disability, dyslexia, dyspraxia, early intervention, education, educational psychology, families, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy, parenting, pervasive developmental disorder, psychology, sensory issues, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

My Child Has Autism, Now What?

My Child Has Autism, Now What?

10 Steps to Get You Started

Susan Larson Kidd

The book covers the key aspects of life with a child on the autism spectrum, including basics such as sleeping, eating, and toileting, through adapting the home, creating routines, and exploring therapy. Strategies are outlined simply and clearly, and are firmly grounded in the author's extensive experience of supporting children with autism. more »

2010, Paperback: £10.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-841-4, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, biomedical intervention, child psychology, children, early intervention, families, music therapy, occupational therapy, parenting, sensory issues, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

Social Enjoyment Groups for Children, Teens and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Social Enjoyment Groups for Children, Teens and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Guiding Toward Growth

John Merges

Merges' program is based on the concept that there are 10 hurdles that make it challenging for people with ASD to enjoy social interaction. This book guides the reader through planning, running, and assessing group sessions designed to help participants overcome these hurdles, and ultimately enjoy more independent and fulfilling lives. more »

2010, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-834-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, adolescence, adults, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, careers, child development, child psychology, children, communication, community care, counselling, depression, disability, education, educational psychology, emotions, employment, families, high functioning autism, mainstream education, mental health, occupational therapy, pastoral care, pervasive developmental disorder, play, PSHE, psychology, relationships, resilience, self esteem, sensory issues, social care, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy, teenagers, transitions, youthwork

Learning About Friendship

Learning About Friendship

Stories to Support Social Skills Training in Children with Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism

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

This collection of 10 fully-illustrated stories explores friendship issues encountered by children with ASD aged 4-8 and looks at how they can be overcome successfully. Key areas are addressed, including sharing, taking turns, being a tattletale, obsessions, winning and losing, jealousy, personal space, tact and diplomacy, and defining friendship. more »

2010, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-145-3, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 144pp

Keywords: anger management, anxiety, applied behaviour analysis, Asperger syndrome, autism, bullying, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, children, communication, education, educational psychology, emotions, families, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, parenting, personal hygiene, pervasive developmental disorder, play, relationships, resilience, self esteem, social skills, social stories, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

Mouth and Tongue Let's Have Some Fun!

Mouth and Tongue Let's Have Some Fun!

Karina Hopper
Illustrated by Lisa Macdonald

Learning new facial expressions and mouth movements can be great fun, just ask Sam! Moving the tongue and mouth in different ways is an effective way of strengthening facial muscles, teaching children about emotions and encouraging speech. Children will love copying Sam and Timmy Tongue's faces and improving their facial strength and dexterity. more »

2010, Paperback: £4.99/ $9.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-161-3, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 48pp

Keywords: child development, child psychology, children, disability, early intervention, education, families, hyperlexia, mainstream education, occupational therapy, parenting, play, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

Using Intensive Interaction with a Person with a Social or Communicative Impairment

Using Intensive Interaction with a Person with a Social or Communicative Impairment

Graham Firth and Mark Barber

The authors explain clearly how to prepare for, carry out and reflect on the use of Intensive Interaction with a client or family member. A multitude of key questions are addressed. In the final section they consider some of the wider implications of the approach. more »

2010, Paperback: £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-109-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: adolescence, adults, augmentative communication, autism, carers, cerebral palsy, challenging behaviour, children, communication, community care, counselling, disability, educational training, families, intellectual disabilities, occupational therapy, pastoral care, pervasive developmental disorder, psychology, relationships, residential care, sensory issues, sensory stimulation, social care, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

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