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New! The Conversation Train

The Conversation Train

A Visual Approach to Conversation for Children on the Autism Spectrum

Joel Shaul

This inventive picture book uses the metaphor of a train to clearly explain basic conventions of conversation to children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). As well as attractive color photographs of trains, the book also contains engaging photocopiable worksheets and train-themed coloring pages to help promote skill generalization. more »

2014, Hardback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-986-2, 216mm x 279.4mm / 8.5in x 11in, 72pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, children, communication, disability, education, high functioning autism, parenting, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

New! The Conversation Train

The Conversation Train

A Visual Approach to Conversation for Children on the Autism Spectrum

Joel Shaul

This inventive picture book uses the metaphor of a train to explain basic conventions of conversation to children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). As well as attractive colour photographs of trains, the book also contains engaging photocopiable worksheets and train-themed colouring pages to help promote skill generalisation. more »

2014, Hardback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-531-4, 216mm x 279.4mm / 8.5in x 11in, 72pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, children, communication, disability, education, high functioning autism, parenting, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

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

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

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

Guerrilla Mum

Guerrilla Mum

Surviving the Special Educational Needs Jungle

Ellen Power

This book offers guidance on what the law entitles your child to, and how you can fight effectively for the education they need. Based on her own experience of bringing up two sons with special educational needs, Ellen Power describes how she worked to get the right education for her children. more »

2010, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-999-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, advocacy, Asperger syndrome, autism, bullying, children, children's rights, developmental coordination disorder, disability, disability law, dyslexia, early intervention, education, families, health care, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, intellectual disabilities, joint working, nonverbal learning disabilities, parenting, school phobia, special education, speech and language therapy

First Steps in Intervention with Your Child with Autism

First Steps in Intervention with Your Child with Autism

Frameworks for Communication

Phil Christie, Elizabeth Newson, Wendy Prevezer and Susie Chandler
Illustrated by Pamela Venus

This book addresses communication and language development of children with autism, from teaching non-verbal communication such as pointing, to moving towards spoken language. It champions initial intervention at an early stage of communication, but the many practical ideas and strategies can be applied to children of school age. more »

2009, Paperback: £12.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-011-1, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 208pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, child psychology, children, communication, families, high functioning autism, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy, parenting, play, play therapy, sensory issues, social skills, speech and language therapy

Appreciating Asperger Syndrome

Appreciating Asperger Syndrome

Looking at the Upside - with 300 Positive Points

Brenda Boyd

Brenda Boyd shows that for every characteristic of AS that can be looked at negatively, there are several positive aspects that can be drawn on and developed. Discussing AS in general terms, she talks through the reasons why people with AS approach life in the way they do, and what an enormous contribution they make to the world. more »

2009, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-625-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, children, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, parenting, sensory issues, social skills, special education, speech and language therapy

Alphabet Kids - From ADD to Zellweger Syndrome

Alphabet Kids - From ADD to Zellweger Syndrome

A Guide to Developmental, Neurobiological and Psychological Disorders for Parents and Professionals

Robbie Woliver

Alphabet Kids have disorders that are often concurrent, interconnected or mistaken for one another: for example, the frequent combination of ASD, OCD, SID and ADHD. Woliver covers 70 childhood disorders, providing information on causes, cures, treatments and prognoses. Chapters include a list of signs and symptoms, and true-life stories. more »

2008, Hardback: £39.99/ $44.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-880-1, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 480pp
2010, Paperback: £16.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-822-3, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 480pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, anger management, Asperger syndrome, autism, bipolar disorder, cerebral palsy, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, developmental coordination disorder, disability, Down's syndrome, dyslexia, dyspraxia, epilepsy, high functioning autism, hyperlexia, inclusive classroom, intellectual disabilities, nonverbal learning disabilities, obsessive compulsive disorder, occupational therapy, parenting, pervasive developmental disorder, seizures, special education, speech and language therapy, tics, tourettes

Create a Reward Plan for Your Child with Asperger Syndrome

Create a Reward Plan for Your Child with Asperger Syndrome

John Smith, Jane Donlan and Bob Smith

John Smith, Jane Donlan and their son Bob, who was diagnosed with AS at age eight, explain the importance of keeping a reward plan positive, specific and challenging enough to be stimulating. Helping your child to learn about positive behaviour while gaining a sense of achievement, a reward plan increases self-esteem, confidence and independence. more »

2008, Paperback: £13.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-622-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 112pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, children, families, high functioning autism, occupational therapy, parenting, social policy, speech and language therapy

Understanding Nonverbal Learning Disabilities

Understanding Nonverbal Learning Disabilities

A Common-Sense Guide for Parents and Professionals

Maggie Mamen

This guide offers a complete overview of Nonverbal Learning Disabilities (NLDs) and the wide variety of symptoms that different types of NLD present. Maggie Mamen provides a wealth of practical advice on key skills such as developing written and verbal communication, understanding social clues, managing behaviour, self-regulation and organization. more »

2007, Paperback: £13.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-593-0, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 176pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy, parenting, special education, speech and language therapy

Asperger Syndrome

Asperger Syndrome

A Different Mind

Simon Baron-Cohen

This DVD introduces the viewer to the special interests, language characteristics, interaction difficulties and cognitive challenges of people with AS. It also highlights the positive developments that have taken place in recent years towards a better understanding of, and more effective provision for, children with AS. more »

2006, DVD: £21.83 + VAT = £26.20/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-471-1, DVD - standard

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, children, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, parenting, psychology, special education, speech and language therapy

Disorganized Children

Disorganized Children

A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Edited by Samuel M. Stein and Uttom Chowdhury

In this book, psychiatrists, speech, family and occupational therapists and neurodevelopment specialists present a range of behavioural and psychological strategies to help disorganized children improve concentration and performance in the classroom and deal with a variety of behaviour and social interaction difficulties. more »

2006, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-148-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 344pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child protection, child psychology, children, dyspraxia, families, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, parenting, special education, speech and language therapy

Communicating Partners

Communicating Partners

30 Years of Building Responsive Relationships with Late Talking Children including Autism, Asperger's Syndrome (ASD), Down Syndrome, and Typical Devel

James D. MacDonald

The program focuses on five key stages of communication development - interactive play, nonverbal communication, social language, conversation, and civil behaviour - and five life-long responsive strategies to use every day to build relationships within the child's own world. more »

2004, Paperback: £19.99/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-758-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 336pp

Keywords: ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, children, disability, high functioning autism, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy, parenting, social skills, social work, special education, speech and language therapy

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