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Play as Therapy

Play as Therapy

Assessment and Therapeutic Interventions

Edited by Karen Stagnitti and Rodney Cooper

Play as Therapy provides background theory and practical applications of original research on play assessment and interventions used in therapy. The book offers a solid foundation for identifying and assessing play dysfunction, understanding play in different cultural contexts and considerations when intervening with play. more »

2009, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-637-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, children, education, occupational therapy, play therapy, special education

Managing Meltdowns

Managing Meltdowns

Using the S.C.A.R.E.D. Calming Technique with Children and Adults with Autism

Deborah Lipsky and Will Richards

Using the acronym S.C.A.R.E.D, this guide offers strategies and techniques that will be valuable to anyone in a first response position. The authors have created a training programme to explain the autistic experience and mindset, and guide the interventions of first responders to autistic individuals in crisis. more »

2009, Paperback: £9.99/ $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-908-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 80pp

Keywords: adults, anger management, challenging behaviour, children, communication, inclusive classroom, mental health, occupational therapy, parenting, special education, 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

Autism and Diet

Autism and Diet

What You Need to Know

Rosemary Kessick

Written by an autism expert who has witnessed in her own child the improvement that can be made through dietary intervention, this book offers a guide to the science behind the considerations; strategies for implementing a safe diet; a handy list of ingredients to be avoided; as well as a concise bank of essential resources and contacts. more »

2009, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-983-9, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 96pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, children, constipation, diet, families, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, parenting, reference, special education

Autism and Gastrointestinal Complaints

Autism and Gastrointestinal Complaints

What You Need to Know

Rosemary Kessick

This book summarises the symptoms often experienced and offers an explanation of the underlying medical condition, together with suggestions as to how to help reduce the child's suffering. The findings of the latest research are presented in an understandable way, with a glossary explaining some of the terms often used by medics in plain language. more »

2009, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-984-6, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 80pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, children, inclusive classroom, parenting, reference, special education

Getting Your Kid on a Gluten-Free Casein-Free Diet

Getting Your Kid on a Gluten-Free Casein-Free Diet

Susan Lord

Written by a dietician and mother of a child who is thriving on a gluten-free casein-free diet, this guide covers everything from how to get your child on the diet, to meal plans, recipes and shopping lists. Lord offers sound nutritional advice on how to implement the diet correctly, without harming your child by omitting major nutrient groups. more »

2009, Paperback: £15.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-909-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, diet

A Guide to Special Education Advocacy

A Guide to Special Education Advocacy

What Parents, Clinicians and Advocates Need to Know

Matthew Cohen

This book gives strategies for advocating for better provision of special education in schools. Cohen's insightful manual gives a practical vision of how a parent or a professional can become an advocate to achieve a more inclusive and rewarding education for the child with a disability. more »

2009, Paperback: £25.00/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-893-1, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 304pp

Keywords: advocacy, children, disability, disability law, families, parenting, special education

Life Story Books for Adopted Children

Life Story Books for Adopted Children

A Family Friendly Approach

Joy Rees
Illustrated by Jamie Goldberg

This concise book shows a new family-friendly way to compile a Life Story Book that promotes a sense of permanency for the child, and encourages attachments within the adoptive family. Joy Rees' improved model works chronologically backwards rather than forwards, aiming to reinforce the child's sense of security within the adoptive family. more »

2009, Paperback: £14.99/ $23.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-953-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 96pp

Keywords: adoption, child protection, children, children's rights, creative therapies, emotions, families, fostering, safeguarding children, social stories, social work

Fostering a Child's Recovery

Fostering a Child's Recovery

Family Placement for Traumatized Children

Mike Thomas and Terry Philpot

This evidence-based book outlines the principles of family placement on the basis of planning and evidence, and explores the qualities, skills and insights that create positive placement outcomes. The book shows how the key to good fostering is well-trained and skilled foster carers who form part of a team of professionals who surround the child. more »

2009, Paperback: £15.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-327-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: adoption, children, counselling, fostering, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy

Helping Children with Complex Needs Bounce Back

Helping Children with Complex Needs Bounce Back

Resilient Therapy™ for Parents and Professionals

Kim Aumann and Angie Hart
Illustrated by Chloe Gerhardt

Resilient Therapy ™ is an innovative way of strengthening children with complex needs. This is a handbook for parents to read from cover to cover or dip in and out of. Accessible and fun, this book includes exercises and worksheets, as well as breaking down the principles of the latest research, making them easy to apply to everyday situations. more »

2009, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-948-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, child psychology, children, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, parenting, social work, special education

Basic Pathfinder Mind/Body Techniques for Asperger's Syndrome

Basic Pathfinder Mind/Body Techniques for Asperger's Syndrome

Ron Rubio

The exercises in this DVD enable young people with AS to improve these skills, leading to greater self-confidence, and independence. With clear explanations and demonstrations, this DVD covers a variety of simple, calming exercises designed to influence the way the individual stands, sits, moves, thinks of him- or herself, and relates to others. more »

2009, DVD: £20.16 + VAT = £24.19/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-890-0

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, complementary therapies, dance and movement therapy, occupational therapy, psychotherapy

Girls Growing Up on the Autism Spectrum

Girls Growing Up on the Autism Spectrum

What Parents and Professionals Should Know About the Pre-Teen and Teenage Years

Shana Nichols
With Gina Marie Moravcik and Samara Pulver Tetenbaum

This book covers the concerns faced by girls with ASDs and their parents, from periods and puberty to friendships and "fitting in". Looking at these issues within the context of specific areas of difficulty for girls with ASDs, the authors provide families with the knowledge and advice they need to help the whole family through the teenage years. more »

2009, Paperback: £15.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-855-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 352pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, counselling, families, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, parenting, sex education, social skills, social work, special education

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

A Book About What Autism Can Be Like

A Book About What Autism Can Be Like

Sue Adams

Chris and Andrew are here to help people understand the experiences of a child with autism, and how others can help by understanding how they are different, and recognising their unique talents. This fully-illustrated book is targeted at boys and girls aged 5+, and also serves as an excellent starting point for family and classroom discussions. more »

2008, Paperback: £8.99/ $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-940-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 48pp

Keywords: autism, child psychology, children, educational psychology, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, parenting, sensory issues, social skills, special education, speech and language therapy

Hints and Tips for Helping Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Hints and Tips for Helping Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Useful Strategies for Home, School, and the Community

Dion E. Betts and Nancy J. Patrick

If you have a child on the autism spectrum who struggles with the challenges of daily life, then this book is for you! The book is peppered with vignettes and stories of real-life situations and successes, and offers clever ideas for tackling everyday difficulties, such as bathing, bedtime, school trips, and selecting the right child minder. more »

2008, Paperback: £12.99/ $20.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-896-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, dyspraxia, education, families, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, parenting, sensory issues, special education

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