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New! Engaging Mirror Neurons to Inspire Connection and Social Emotional Development in Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum

Engaging Mirror Neurons to Inspire Connection and Social Emotional Development in Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum

Theory into Practice through Drama Therapy

Lee R. Chasen

This innovative drama therapy program develops social skills in children and teens on the autism spectrum. Drawing on research into the mirror neuron system, it details 30 sessions involving creative tools such as guided play, sociometry, puppetry, role-play, video modeling and improvisation. more »

2014, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-990-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, child psychology, children, communication, dramatherapy, expressive therapies, high functioning autism, play, relationships, social skills, teenagers, theatre

New! Life Coaching for Kids

Life Coaching for Kids

A Practical Manual to Coach Children and Young People to Success, Well-being and Fulfilment

Nikki Giant

Life coaching is a great way to help young people build self-esteem, set positive goals and deal with issues such as bullying, anxiety and poor body image. This practical guide to coaching young people aged 9-16 covers how it works, the benefits and how to do it. Fun activities with photocopiable worksheets to use in practice are included. more »

2014, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-982-4, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 216pp

Keywords: adolescence, anger management, anxiety, children, cognitive behavioural therapy, counselling, education, parenting, pastoral care, PSHE, relationships, resilience, self esteem, social work, teenagers, youthwork

New! Exploring Friendships, Puberty and Relationships

Exploring Friendships, Puberty and Relationships

A Programme to Help Children and Young People on the Autism Spectrum to Cope with the Challenges of Adolescence

Kate Ripley

A comprehensive, evidence-based curriculum with supporting materials for helping young people on the autism spectrum aged 11+ to understand and cope with the many challenges of adolescence, including the important issues of puberty, sexuality, relationships, gender identity, safety and self-care. more »

2014, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-439-3, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 148pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, children, education, emotions, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, life skills, mental health, pastoral care, personal hygiene, relationships, self esteem, sex education, sexuality, social skills, special education, teenagers

New! Sexuality and Relationship Education for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Sexuality and Relationship Education for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders

A Professional's Guide to Understanding, Preventing Issues, Supporting Sexuality and Responding to Inappropriate Behaviours

Davida Hartman
Illustrated by Kate Brangan

Children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) require specialized teaching strategies when learning about the body, sexuality, and relationships. This complete sex education resource provides practical teaching advice, activity ideas, and illustrated handouts geared towards the needs of children of all ages on the autism spectrum. more »

2013, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-385-3, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 272pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, child development, children, disability, education, educational training, emotions, high functioning autism, intellectual disabilities, mainstream education, personal hygiene, PSHE, relationships, self esteem, sex education, sexual abuse, sexuality, special education, teenagers, transitions, youthwork

New! Sexuality and Severe Autism

Sexuality and Severe Autism

A Practical Guide for Parents, Caregivers and Health Educators

Kate E. Reynolds

This handbook guides the reader through the process of teaching about sex and sexuality to people with severe autism. It deals with when, what and how to begin the process and addresses girls' and boys' issues, as well as physical changes and menstruation, public and private sexual behaviours, sexual abuse and reporting inappropriate touching. more »

2013, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-327-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: adolescence, adults, autism, challenging behaviour, children, education, health care, intellectual disabilities, life skills, pervasive developmental disorder, relationships, residential care, sensory issues, sensory stimulation, sex education, sexual abuse, sexuality, special education

Using Art Therapy with Diverse Populations

Using Art Therapy with Diverse Populations

Crossing Cultures and Abilities

Edited by Paula Howie, Sangeeta Prasad and Jennie Kristel

With contributions from experienced art therapists who have worked in diverse environments around the world, this book provides readers with a better understanding of how to adapt art therapy training and approaches to suit the settings and meet the needs of distinct populations. more »

2013, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-916-9, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 424pp

Keywords: adults, aesthetics, art therapy, attachment, children, creative therapies, disability, education, expressive therapies, families, mental health, palliative care, psychology, race, relationships, spirituality, supervision, trauma

Integrative Psychotherapeutic Approaches to Autism Spectrum Conditions

Integrative Psychotherapeutic Approaches to Autism Spectrum Conditions

Working with Hearts of Glass

David Moat

David Moat shows that counselling and emotional support is not only possible for people on the autism spectrum, but essential. He describes the impact of autism on emotional regulation, looks at how various therapeutic principles can be applied to address these issues and identifies strategies for dealing with common emotional difficulties. more »

2013, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-388-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: adults, anger management, anxiety, autism, bereavement, children, cognitive behavioural therapy, complementary therapies, counselling, creative therapies, depression, grief, hypnotherapy, mental health, play therapy, psychology, psychotherapy, relationships, self esteem, sensory issues

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

Healthy Mindsets for Super Kids

Healthy Mindsets for Super Kids

A Resilience Programme for Children Aged 7-14

Stephanie Azri
Illustrated by Sid Azri

This 10 session program is designed to boost resilience in children aged 7—14. With help from a comic strip story and superhero characters, each session tackles a key issue, from forming healthy relationships and overcoming anxiety, to dealing with grief and thinking positively. Worksheets, creative activities and tips for parents are included. more »

2013, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-315-0, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 176pp

Keywords: bullying, children, counselling, education, educational psychology, mental health, pastoral care, PSHE, relationships, resilience, self esteem, social work, youthwork

Asperger's Syndrome - That Explains Everything

Asperger's Syndrome - That Explains Everything

Strategies for Education, Life and Just About Everything Else

Stephen Bradshaw

This book clearly explains proven and practical approaches in education and care that will enable young people with AS to thrive. The author uses anecdotes from his extensive teaching experience to illustrate potential problems relating to anxiety, communication, social rules, relationships and classroom behaviour, and put forward solutions. more »

2012, Paperback: £19.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-351-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Keywords: adolescence, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, children, education, educational psychology, high functioning autism, life skills, mental health, pastoral care, relationships, residential care, sensory issues, sex education, social skills, special education, teenagers

Raising Children with Asperger's Syndrome and High-functioning Autism

Raising Children with Asperger's Syndrome and High-functioning Autism

Championing the Individual

Yuko Yoshida M.D.
Illustrated by Jun'ichi Sato
Translated by Esther Sanders
Translated by Cathy Hirano

This practical companion provides concrete answers, explanations and advice so parents can understand their child's Asperger's and autism traits, and adapt their parenting style accordingly. It includes sections on ways to teach communication and social skills, where to find necessary support, and how to ensure the whole family can help each other. more »

2012, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-317-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, carers, child development, children, communication, education, families, high functioning autism, parenting, pastoral care, relationships, special education

Creative Drama for Emotional Support

Creative Drama for Emotional Support

Activities and Exercises for Use in the Classroom

Penny McFarlane

Using drama in the classroom is an effective way of supporting a child's social and emotional development. This book details how drama can provide appropriate avenues for dealing with the issues that affect children and provides a wealth of captivating drama-based activities that will help the child to overcome their problems. more »

2012, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-251-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: anger management, anxiety, attachment, bereavement, bullying, challenging behaviour, child psychology, children, counselling, creative therapies, depression, domestic abuse, dramatherapy, education, emotions, families, grief, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, mental health, pastoral care, play, relationships, school phobia, self esteem, sexual abuse, social care, storymaking, trauma, violence, youthwork

A Friend's and Relative's Guide to Supporting the Family with Autism

A Friend's and Relative's Guide to Supporting the Family with Autism

How Can I Help?

Ann Palmer

This book explains the nature of autism and the likely challenges a family will face when their child is diagnosed. It is full of advice on how extended family members and friends can provide the necessary help, including practical ways they can make the family's daily life easier and help to establish a reliable support system for the child. more »

2012, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-877-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, children, communication, counselling, emotions, families, grief, high functioning autism, mental health, parenting, relationships, resilience

Adoption is a Family Affair!

Adoption is a Family Affair!

What Relatives and Friends Must Know

Patricia Irwin Johnston

This book is packed with everything you need to know if a friend or family member is going to adopt or has adopted a child. Answering questions on how adoption works, how kids understand adoption as they grow up, what your role will be, and more, it will help to encourage informed, happy and healthy family relationships. more »

2012, Paperback: £10.99/ $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-895-7, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 152pp

Keywords: adoption, advocacy, children, counselling, emotions, families, looked after children, parenting, relationships, social work

Attaching in Adoption

Attaching in Adoption

Practical Tools for Today's Parents

Deborah D. Gray

This classic text is a comprehensive guide for prospective and actual adoptive parents on how to understand and care for their adopted child and promote healthy attachment. It explains what attachment is and provides parenting techniques matched to children's emotional needs and stages to enhance children's happiness and emotional health. more »

2012, Paperback: £16.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-890-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 400pp

Keywords: adoption, applied behaviour analysis, attachment, carers, child development, child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, communication, counselling, educational psychology, emotions, families, fostering, grief, looked after children, mental health, parenting, relationships, resilience, safeguarding children, social care, social work, teenagers, trauma

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