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Early Childhood Music Therapy and Autism Spectrum Disorders

Early Childhood Music Therapy and Autism Spectrum Disorders

Developing Potential in Young Children and their Families

Edited by Petra Kern and Marcia Humpal

This edited book brings together renowned experts in music therapy and related fields to present current research, practical strategies, and policies useful for everyone interested in music as a tool to aid children on the autism spectrum. Case scenarios, examples and tip sheets further support the application of the knowledge-based content. more »

2012, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-241-2, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 304pp

Keywords: applied behaviour analysis, Asperger syndrome, augmentative communication, autism, child development, child psychology, children, communication, early intervention, educational psychology, families, music therapy, play, social skills, social stories, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

Forensic Music Therapy

Forensic Music Therapy

A Treatment for Men and Women in Secure Hospital Settings

Edited by Stella Compton Dickinson, Helen Odell-Miller and John Adlam

This book demonstrates diverse approaches from music therapy teams working in secure settings. Case studies provide evidence for the use of music therapy with a variety of client groups including adult and adolescent offenders, men and women with personality disorders and mental illnesses in low, medium and high secure treatment settings. more »

2012, Paperback: £24.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-252-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: adults, challenging behaviour, counselling, forensic psychotherapy, mental illness, music therapy, occupational therapy, offenders, psychiatry, psychology, psychosis, supervision, teenagers, violence

Humanizing Healthcare Reforms

Humanizing Healthcare Reforms

Gerald A. Arbuckle, PhD

This book looks at the problems facing healthcare systems from a social anthropological angle, and argues for a return to a values-based approach to healthcare. The author clarifies how organizations need to identify the goals that unite their members and how individuals at every level can contribute to positive change in their organizations. more »

2012, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-318-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: anthropology, bullying, communication, health care, nursing, practical theology, social care, social policy

Leadership for Person-Centred Dementia Care

Leadership for Person-Centred Dementia Care

Buz Loveday

With a practical focus, this book will equip readers with the skills, knowledge and confidence necessary to lead person-centred dementia care. The areas explored are relevant across a range of care settings, and to all those in, or starting, either a managerial or non-managerial leadership role within a dementia care service. more »

2012, Paperback: £16.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-229-0, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 160pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, carers, communication, dementia, employment, health care, nursing, older people, person-centred, residential care, social care

More Cognitively Advanced Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

More Cognitively Advanced Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism, Asperger Syndrome and PDD/NOS - the Basics
2nd edition

Susan J. Moreno

The second edition of this concise, plain-English guide fully explains all of the common areas of difficulty for more cognitively advanced individuals with autism, Asperger syndrome and PDD/NOS, and provides much-needed support, uncomplicated advice, and practical, positive solutions. more »

2012, Paperback: £7.99/ $9.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-910-7, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 112pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child psychology, education, families, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, parenting, sensory issues, special education

The Mulberry Bird

The Mulberry Bird

An Adoption Story

Anne Braff Brodzinsky
Illustrated by Angela Marchetti

The Mulberry Bird tells the tale of a Mother Bird who is forced to give up her baby after realising she is unable to provide him with the care he needs. This heartwarming tale gently explores issues relating to adoption and is ideal for children and adoptive families. more »

2012, Hardback: £9.99/ $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-933-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 48pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, children, counselling, families, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, parenting, pastoral care, self esteem, social work

The Panicosaurus

The Panicosaurus

Managing Anxiety in Children Including Those with Asperger Syndrome

K.I. Al-Ghani
Illustrated by Haitham Al-Ghani

This illustrated book teaches children who experience anxiety about Panicosaurus and Smartosaurus and how to help Smartosaurus banish Panicosaurus when he appears at times of stress by using a range of calming techniques. There is a helpful introduction for parents and carers, and a list of techniques for lessening anxiety at the end of the book. more »

2012, Hardback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-356-3, 216mm x 279.4mm / 8.5in x 11in, 56pp

Keywords: anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, child psychology, children, counselling, education, fiction, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, mental health, pastoral care, school phobia, self esteem, social stories, special education

Perspectives in Caribbean Psychology

Perspectives in Caribbean Psychology

Edited by Frederick W. Hickling, Brigitte K. Matthies, Kai Morgan and Roger C. Gibson

A comprehensive volume providing an overview of Caribbean psychology addressing culture and behaviour, developmental psychology, personality disorder, issues of violence, application of therapeutic models in the Caribbean, and psychological assessment. more »

2012, Paperback: £40.00/ $65.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-358-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 744pp

Keywords: counselling, ethnicity, health care, mental health, mental illness, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapy, race, trauma

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

The Asperkid's (Secret) Book of Social Rules

The Asperkid's (Secret) Book of Social Rules

The Handbook of Not-So-Obvious Social Guidelines for Tweens and Teens with Asperger Syndrome

Jennifer Cook O'Toole
Illustrated by Brian Bojanowski

The Asperkid's (Secret) Book of Social Rules offers witty insights into baffling social codes such as making and keeping friends, and common conversation pitfalls. Ideal for all 10-17 year olds with Asperger syndrome, this book provides inside information on over thirty social rules helping Asperkids to navigate the mysterious world around them. more »

2012, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-915-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 280pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, high functioning autism, parenting, teenagers

A Brief Guide to Autism Treatments

A Brief Guide to Autism Treatments

Elisabeth Hollister Sandberg and Becky L. Spritz

This practical guide provides brief, user-friendly descriptions of common and lesser known treatments for autism, offering a balanced overview of current opinion and scientific data. Each chapter covers a single treatment from ABA to TEACHH to GF/CF diets, allowing parents and professionals to make informed choices about treatment. more »

2012, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-904-6, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 176pp

Keywords: alternative therapies, applied behaviour analysis, autism, biomedical intervention, bodywork, child development, child psychology, communication, complementary therapies, diet, drugs, early intervention, life skills, music therapy, occupational therapy, parenting, reference, sensory issues, social skills, special education

Can I tell you about Asthma?

Can I tell you about Asthma?

A guide for friends, family and professionals

Lesley Mills
Illustrated by Rosy Salaman

Alfie invites readers to learn about asthma from his perspective and describes what it feels like to have an asthma attack, how to use an inhaler, what the common triggers are and how people around him can help. The appealing illustrations make it an ideal introduction for children and a great resource for parents, friends, teachers and nurses. more »

2012, Paperback: £7.99/ $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-350-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 56pp

Keywords: anxiety, bullying, child development, child psychology, children, disability, education, health care, parenting, pastoral care

Chinese Shamanic Tiger Qigong

Chinese Shamanic Tiger Qigong

Laohu Gong

Master Zhongxian Wu

Chinese Shamanic Tiger Qigong is a uniquely potent practice designed to bolster our health and deepen our spiritual connection to universal energy. In this DVD, lineage holder Master Zhongxian Wu provides detailed instruction in this powerful EMeiZhenGong Sage Style 24-movement Qigong form. more »

2012, DVD: £25.00 + VAT = £30.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-136-5, DVD - standard, 65 minutes

Keywords: chi kung, Chinese medicine, Daoism, meridians, Qi, qigong, traditional Chinese medicine

Dementia - Support for Family and Friends

Dementia - Support for Family and Friends

Dave Pulsford and Rachel Thompson

This comprehensive yet accessible book, written specifically for friends and relatives, offers practical advice and support that can help ensure the best possible quality of life for people with dementia and the people around them. more »

2012, Paperback: £13.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-243-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, bereavement, carers, challenging behaviour, communication, death, dementia, families, older people, person-centred, relationships, residential care

Playfulness and Dementia

Playfulness and Dementia

A Practice Guide

John Killick

John Killick explores the nature of playfulness and the many ways in which it can enrich the lives of people with dementia. Specific approaches and ideas for practice are described, and personal accounts of playfulness by those with dementia and their carers offer rich first-hand insights into its transformative potential. more »

2012, Paperback: £16.99/ $27.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-223-8, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 120pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, arts therapies, carers, communication, creativity, dance and movement therapy, dementia, dramatherapy, nursing, older people, person-centred, play, play therapy, relationships, residential care

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