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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: £19.95
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

Child Protection Work

Child Protection Work

Beyond the Rhetoric

Helen Buckley

Based on a qualitative study of child protection practices this book takes a detailed look at what professionals actually 'do', contrasting the relatively straightforward process illustrated in procedural guidance with the uncertainty of the 'real world' of child protection work. more »

2003, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-075-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, child protection, children, social care, social work, trauma

Children's Unspoken Language

Children's Unspoken Language

Gwyneth Doherty-Sneddon

The author, a developmental psychologist and mother, demonstrates how a young child's developing personality and intelligence is revealed through non-verbal communication. She shows how parents and other adults have the potential to facilitate a child's social and intellectual growth through acknowledging and responding to this unspoken language. more »

2003, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-120-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: child development, child protection, child psychology, children, education, psychology, social care, social skills, social work

Creative Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

Creative Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

Challenges and Dilemmas

Edited by Sue Richardson and Heather Bacon

Using attachment theory as a foundation, this book addresses in depth the acute practice dilemmas concerning children who, despite the climate of increased awareness, multi-disciplinary cooperation and legislative and procedural change, cannot easily be protected. The contributors give guidelines for working with the children. more »

2003, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-147-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: attachment, challenging behaviour, child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, counselling, creative therapies, domestic abuse, mental health, sexual abuse, trauma, violence

Giggle Time - Establishing the Social Connection

Giggle Time - Establishing the Social Connection

A Program to Develop the Communication Skills of Children with Autism

Susan Aud Sonders

Giggle Time is a program for parents, teachers and other professionals to help develop the non-verbal, verbal and social reciprocity skills of children with autism. It describes in accessible detail how to communicate with children with autism and gives clear instructions on "how to" techniques for developing language skills. more »

2002, Paperback: £13.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-716-3, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 224pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, early intervention, social skills, special education, speech and language therapy

A Practitioners' Tool for Child Protection and the Assessment of Parents

A Practitioners' Tool for Child Protection and the Assessment of Parents

Jeff Fowler

Firmly rooted in current practice this is a practical tool for the assessment of children and their families, this guide enables professionals to make informed decisions about child protection issues. This book is a helpful tool for anyone undertaking assessments but also for others who may be involved in aspects of child protection work. more »

2002, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-050-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: adolescence, carers, child protection, child psychology, children, domestic abuse, families, parenting, safeguarding children, sexual abuse, teenagers, trauma, violence, youthwork

Counselling Young People in School

Counselling Young People in School

Gudrun Helga Sederholm

In this practical, imaginative guide to counselling school-age people, Gudrun Sederholm discusses methods that she has found to be effective in dealing with concerns that students bring to school counsellors, giving guidance for professionals on studying, training and supervision, and on how to build relationships with teachers and parents. more »

2002, Paperback: £21.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-044-7, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 96pp

Keywords: adolescence, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, children, counselling, education, educational psychology, emotions, mainstream education, safeguarding children, self esteem, teenagers

Demystifying the Autistic Experience

Demystifying the Autistic Experience

A Humanistic Introduction for Parents, Caregivers and Educators

William Stillman

This book introduces autism from a non-clinical, humanist perspective, emphasizing that we are all more alike than different. The author deconstructs the fundamental concepts of the autistic experience using language, examples and anecdotes that are concrete and understandable for all. more »

2002, Paperback: £13.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-726-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 192pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, counselling, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, special education, speech and language therapy

The Dragons of Autism

The Dragons of Autism

Autism as a Source of Wisdom

Olga Holland

Olga describes the real-world strategies that have made her son Billy better able to cope with life, and explains how working with autism's many strengths has led to a better quality of life for all her family. Full of advice for both day-to-day living and long-term progress, this is a positive and inspirational read. more »

2002, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-741-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, children, emotions, families, high functioning autism, parenting

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