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Calling the Shots

Calling the Shots

Childhood Vaccination – One Family's Journey

Mary Alexander

Mixing personal experience with factual research, Alexander examines vaccination and highlights some of the questions she believes should be at the forefront of parents' minds. This book aims to provide parents with the knowledge and curiosity needed to make an informed, confident decision about vaccination. more »

2003, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-133-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, biomedical intervention, children, health care

Divorcing Children

Divorcing Children

Children's Experience of their Parents' Divorce

Ian Butler, Lesley Scanlan, Margaret Robinson, Gillian Douglas and Mervyn Murch

Drawing on a three-year multidisciplinary study of children of divorced parents, the authors present a much-needed guide to understanding the experience of children who are experiencing parental separation. This book provides an in-depth account of how children are actively involved in the process of divorce and how they shape that experience. more »

2003, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-103-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: children, divorce, families, social work

School Phobia, Panic Attacks and Anxiety in Children

School Phobia, Panic Attacks and Anxiety in Children

Márianna Csóti

Csóti shows how parents and professionals can help children aged 5 - 16 move away from the negative thoughts and behaviour that contribute to school phobia. She tackles specific problems of bullying, separation anxiety and panic attacks, and provides information on current therapies and medication, and what to do if the child regresses. more »

2003, Paperback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-091-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: anxiety, child psychology, children, counselling, education, educational psychology, occupational therapy, parenting, school phobia, social work

How to Help a Clumsy Child

How to Help a Clumsy Child

Strategies for Young Children with Developmental Motor Concerns

Lisa A. Kurtz

This is a practical resource manual for parents and professionals working with young children with motor coordination developmental delays. Topics covered include recognizing normal and abnormal motor development, when and how to seek help, an overview of approaches used to help the clumsy child, and specific teaching strategies. more »

2003, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-754-5, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 160pp

Keywords: children, developmental coordination disorder, dyspraxia, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, psychology, special education

Therapeutic Communities for Children and Young People

Therapeutic Communities for Children and Young People

Edited by Adrian Ward, Kajelan Kasinski, Jane Pooley and Alan Worthington

This collection of papers written by respected experts with extensive experience builds a powerful picture of the theory and practice of therapeutic community work with young people. A wide variety of therapeutic community approaches is considered alongside an analysis of the implications of this model for mainstream residential practice. more »

2003, Paperback: £27.99/ $44.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-096-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 336pp

Keywords: adolescence, child protection, children, safeguarding children, social care, teenagers, therapeutic communities

How to Live with Autism and Asperger Syndrome

How to Live with Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Practical Strategies for Parents and Professionals

Chris Williams and Barry Wright
Illustrated by Olive Young

This introduction is an ideal resource for teachers and family members of a child with autism. In clear language and illustrations, the authors tackle common problems experienced in everyday routines such as eating, sleeping and toileting, as well as aggression and tantrums, compulsions and how to enable better communication. more »

2003, Paperback: £15.99/ $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-184-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 336pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, occupational therapy, parenting

Sensory Perceptual Issues in Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Sensory Perceptual Issues in Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Different Sensory Experiences - Different Perceptual Worlds

Olga Bogdashina

Bogdashina attempts to define the role of sensory perceptual problems in autism identified by autistic individuals themselves. She singles out possible patterns of sensory experiences in autism and the cognitive differences caused by them. The final chapters are devoted to assessment and intervention. more »

2003, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-166-6, Royal, 224pp

Keywords: adolescence, adults, Asperger syndrome, children, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, psychology, sensory issues, sensory stimulation, special education

Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders

Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders

Frequently Asked Questions

Diane Yapko

This is an essential resource for parents, teachers, those new to the field, and people on the autism spectrum. Yapko, who has worked with individuals with ASDs and their families for over 20 years, brings together information about the latest `scientific breakthroughs', current developmental theories, and practical interventions around ASD. more »

2003, Paperback: £14.99/ $23.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-756-9, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 176pp

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

Autism – The Eighth Colour of the Rainbow

Autism – The Eighth Colour of the Rainbow

Learn to Speak Autistic

Florica Stone

Stone shows how shared meanings can be learnt and expressed between autistic and non-autistic individuals, though they experience different perceptions of reality. She presents ways of creating autistic-friendly environments, modifying traditional responses to autistic behaviour and using literal learning, providing useful examples and exercises. more »

2003, Paperback: £22.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-182-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, augmentative communication, autism, children, communication, occupational therapy, parenting, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

From Goals to Data and Back Again

From Goals to Data and Back Again

Adding Backbone to Developmental Intervention for Children with Autism

Jill Fain Lehman and Rebecca Klaw

The authors argue that theory must be combined with data for it to be used effectively in developmental intervention. Aimed at professionals and parents, the authors explain how to write basic developmental goals, how to collect data and analyse it and how to use the results of analysis to inform the next round of intervention decisions. more »

2003, Paperback: £35.00/ $55.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-753-8, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 256pp

Keywords: applied behaviour analysis, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, educational psychology, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, psychology, special education, speech and language therapy

How to be a Para Pro

How to be a Para Pro

A Comprehensive Training Manual for Paraprofessionals

Diane Twachtman-Cullen

This book will be essential reading for all classroom assistants and support staff working with children with pervasive developmental disorder, autism and Asperger syndrome. It provides strategies to address the most common and perplexing behaviours and is full of insights, tips and anecdotes that bring alive the everyday challenges. more »

2003, Paperback: £19.99
ISBN: 9780966652918, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 200pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, education, inclusive classroom, intellectual disabilities, mainstream education, special education

Snapshots of Autism

Snapshots of Autism

A Family Album

Jennifer Overton

Jennifer Overton uses the key calendar events in the year to discuss the roller coaster of emotions that accompany life with her autistic son Nicholas. This book is a powerful account of what it is like to mother an autistic child, which puts a human face to autism amid all the overwhelming myths and facts that surround it. more »

2003, Paperback: £16.99/ $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-723-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: autism, children, families, memoirs, parenting

Trauma, Attachment and Family Permanence

Trauma, Attachment and Family Permanence

Fear Can Stop You Loving

Edited by Caroline Archer and Alan Burnell

Fostered and adopted children can present major challenges resulting from unresolved attachment issues and early traumatic experiences. This book provides a variety of complementary perspectives on the needs of these children and their families, focusing on ways of integrating attachment theory and developmental psychology into effective practice. more »

2003, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-021-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 336pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, child protection, child psychology, children, families, fostering, parenting, social care, social work, trauma

Family Day Care

Family Day Care

International Perspectives on Policy, Practice and Quality

Edited by Ann Mooney and June Statham

Family day care or childminding plays a significant role in the provision of childcare in many countries, but is facing new challenges. Bringing together theory, research and knowledge from practice, this topical book presents a variety of informative perspectives on this important service. more »

2003, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-062-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: children, families, social policy

Stephen Harris in Trouble

Stephen Harris in Trouble

A Dyspraxic Drama in Several Clumsy Acts

Tim Nichol

Taking a light-hearted and humorous look at life through the eyes of an eleven-year-old boy, this book recounts the everyday problems that are faced by children with Developmental Co-ordination Disorders (DCDs), and contains creative and positive approaches to teaching and parenthood that readers will find hugely supportive. more »

2003, Paperback: £11.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-134-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: children, developmental coordination disorder, dyspraxia, fiction, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, special education

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