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Coming soon! The Autism Discussion Page on the core challenges of autism

The Autism Discussion Page on the core challenges of autism

A toolbox for helping children with autism feel safe, accepted, and competent

Bill Nason

This book compiles posts from the popular online Autism Discussion Page to provide simple and effective strategies for helping children with autism spectrum disorders to feel safe, accepted and competent. This volume focuses on the core challenges faced by those with autism: cognitive, sensory, social and emotional. more »

September 2014, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-994-7, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 320pp

Keywords: autism, autism spectrum disorders, child development, child psychology, communication, emotions, play, reference, relationships, self esteem, sensory issues, sensory stimulation, social skills

Coming soon! Nerdy, Shy, and Socially Inappropriate

Nerdy, Shy, and Socially Inappropriate

A User Guide to an Asperger Life

Cynthia Kim

Based on research recorded in her popular blog, Cynthia Kim's humorous, insider guide to Asperger Syndrome (ASD) explores the 'why' of ASD traits. Full of personal anecdotes, Kim explores how her perspective changed after diagnosis and offers strategies to help manage the quirks of ASD, including a section on the benefits of martial arts. more »

September 2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-757-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adults, advocacy, Asperger syndrome, autism, autism spectrum disorders, autobiography, bullying, Chinese martial arts, communication, disability, emotions, employment, families, gifted and talented, life skills, memoirs, psychology, social skills

Coming soon!

The Compassionate Practitioner

How to create a successful and rewarding practice

Jane Wood

This handbook for alternative practitioners is full of practical advice about creating a thriving practice. It explores the practitioner-patient relationship at every stage of the consultation process to demonstrate how to establish trust and loyalty and meet patients' emotional needs so they continue to return. more »

August 2014, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-222-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: alternative therapies, arts therapies, bodywork, communication, complementary medicine, complementary therapies, health care, homeopathy, integrative medicine, meditation, mindfulness, person-centred, psychology, relationships, supervision

Coming soon! Helping Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder Express their Thoughts and Knowledge in Writing

Helping Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder Express their Thoughts and Knowledge in Writing

Tips and Exercises for Developing Writing Skills

Elise Geither and Lisa Meeks

Improving the writing skills of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder is an important factor in helping them to make a smooth transition from high school to the increased expectations of university. This book offers practical guidance and writing exercises for educators to use to help students to get their thoughts and knowledge down in writing. more »

August 2014, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-996-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 128pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, autism spectrum disorders, communication, dyslexia, education, educational training, further education, high functioning autism, higher education, homeschooling, Key Stage 4, life skills, literacy, mainstream education, teenagers, transitions

Coming soon! Reading and Expressive Writing with Traumatised Children, Young Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Reading and Expressive Writing with Traumatised Children, Young Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Unpack My Heart with Words

Marion Baraitser

Drawing on the author's work with young asylum seekers and refugees, this book explores how literature can be used to help children and young people who have been victims of violence overcome their experiences and regain self-worth. It covers all aspects of implementing the therapy, including the theory behind it and practical advice. more »

July 2014, Paperback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-384-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: child psychology, children, children's rights, communication, counselling, creative writing as therapy, creativity, emotions, expressive therapies, grief, health care, pastoral care, poetry, resilience, social work, storymaking, teenagers, trauma, violence, youthwork

Coming soon! Diagnosis Asparagus

Diagnosis Asparagus

Advocating for Assessment and Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Conditions

Cathie O'Halloran and Eva Penrose

This life-affirming book shows diagnosis to be a positive and empowering experience. Written by a mother and her teenage daughter, it is an honest account of the process of procuring an autism spectrum diagnosis including assessment, reactions to the news and its impact on their lives, and includes helpful management strategies. more »

June 2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-535-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, autobiography, bullying, child development, child psychology, communication, high functioning autism, mainstream education, parenting, sensory issues, social skills, speech and language therapy, teenagers

Coming soon! A Complete ABA Curriculum for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum with a Developmental Age of 1-4 Years

A Complete ABA Curriculum for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum with a Developmental Age of 1-4 Years

A Step-by-Step Treatment Manual Including Supporting Materials for Teaching 140 Foundational Skills

Julie Knapp and Carolline Turnbull

A comprehensive, evidence-based curriculum, including supplementary materials, for teaching children with autism spectrum disorders aged approximately 1-4 years key foundational skills such as appropriate sitting, attention, eye contact, motor skills, basic receptive and expressive language skills and basic skills of daily living. more »

May 2014, Paperback: £37.50 + VAT = £45.00/ $70.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-978-7, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 512pp

Keywords: ADHD, applied behaviour analysis, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, child development, children, communication, developmental coordination disorder, disability, early intervention, Early Years Foundation Stage, education, educational psychology, intellectual disabilities, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy, parenting, psychology, social skills, special education, speech and language therapy

Coming soon! A Complete ABA Curriculum for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum with a Developmental Age of 3-5 Years

A Complete ABA Curriculum for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum with a Developmental Age of 3-5 Years

A Step-by-Step Treatment Manual Including Supporting Materials for Teaching 140 Beginning Skills

Julie Knapp and Carolline Turnbull

A comprehensive, evidence-based curriculum, including supplementary materials, for teaching children with autism spectrum disorders aged approximately 3-5 years key basic skills such as imitation, visual spatial awareness, expressive and receptive language skills, and basic skills of daily living more »

May 2014, Paperback: £37.50 + VAT = £45.00/ $70.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-979-4, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 400pp

Keywords: ADHD, applied behaviour analysis, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, child development, children, communication, developmental coordination disorder, disability, early intervention, Early Years Foundation Stage, education, educational psychology, intellectual disabilities, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy, parenting, psychology, social skills, special education, speech and language therapy

Coming soon!

A Complete ABA Curriculum for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum with a Developmental Age of 4-7 Years

A Step-by-Step Treatment Manual Including Supporting Materials for Teaching 150 Intermediate Skills

Julie Knapp and Carolline Turnbull

A comprehensive, evidence-based curriculum, including supplementary materials, for teaching children with autism spectrum disorders aged approximately 4-7 years key intermediate skills such as comprehension of abstract language, academic skills, advanced social and play skills, and emotional and behavioral regulation skills. more »

May 2014, Paperback: £37.50 + VAT = £45.00/ $70.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-980-0, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 400pp

Keywords: ADHD, applied behaviour analysis, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, child development, children, communication, developmental coordination disorder, disability, early intervention, Early Years Foundation Stage, education, educational psychology, intellectual disabilities, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy, parenting, psychology, social skills, special education, speech and language therapy

Coming soon! A Complete ABA Curriculum for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum with a Developmental Age of 7 Years Up to Young Adulthood

A Complete ABA Curriculum for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum with a Developmental Age of 7 Years Up to Young Adulthood

A Step-by-Step Treatment Manual Including Supporting Materials for Teaching 140 Advanced Skills

Julie Knapp

The first comprehensive, evidence-based curriculum, including supplementary materials, for teaching older children and young people with autism spectrum disorders aged approximately 7-22 years key advanced skills such as organisational skills, advanced self-care skills, complex academic and vocational skills and advanced skills for daily living. more »

May 2014, Paperback: £37.50 + VAT = £45.00/ $70.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-981-7, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 420pp

Keywords: ADHD, adolescence, adults, applied behaviour analysis, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, child development, children, communication, developmental coordination disorder, disability, education, educational psychology, intellectual disabilities, life skills, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy, parenting, psychology, social skills, special education, speech and language therapy, teenagers

Coming soon! A Different Kettle of Fish

A Different Kettle of Fish

A Day in the Life of a Physics Student with Autism

Michael Barton

On a journey from the comfort of his familiar surroundings into the hectic environment of London, Michael Barton observes the world around him from the rational perspective of someone on the autism spectrum, complete with quirky illustrations and humorous anecdotes about contradictory signage, hidden meanings and nonsensical figures of speech. more »

May 2014, Hardback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-532-1, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 72pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, communication, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, parenting, psychology, social skills, special education, teenagers

Coming soon! 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 »

May 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

Coming soon! Intellectual Disability and Dementia

Intellectual Disability and Dementia

Research into Practice

Edited by Karen Watchman

An essential text for practitioners and students wishing to stay abreast of the latest developments in the field, this book brings together the latest international research and evidence-based practice in the field of dementia and intellectual disabilities, describing clearly the relevance and implications for support and services. more »

May 2014, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-422-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 336pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, carers, communication, dementia, disability, Down's syndrome, families, health care, housing, intellectual disabilities, mental health, nonverbal learning disabilities, nursing, older people, palliative care, person-centred, psychiatry, residential care, social care, social work, supported living

Coming soon! Mastering Communication in Social Work

Mastering Communication in Social Work

From Understanding to Doing

Linda Gast and Martin Bailey

Communication skills are fundamental to effective social work practice. Accessible and easy-to-read, this book explores how communication works, the factors that influence how effectively we attend to and convey information, and how we can improve our communication. Practice vignettes and exercises for the reader are included throughout. more »

May 2014, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-444-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: communication, social care, social work

Coming soon! Parenting without Panic

Parenting without Panic

A Pocket Support Group for Parents of Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum (Asperger's Syndrome)

Brenda Dater

Extending the lifeline of a peer support group to parents of children and teens on the autism spectrum everywhere, this reassuring and supportive guide is filled with many real examples and offers trusted advice and tried-and-tested solutions to parents' top concerns and in a down-to-earth and engaging format. more »

May 2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-941-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: ADHD, adolescence, advocacy, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, carers, challenging behaviour, child psychology, children, communication, families, high functioning autism, mainstream education, nonverbal learning disabilities, parenting, pervasive developmental disorder, sensory issues, social skills, special education

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