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Coming soon! Developing Excellent Care for People Living with Dementia in Care Homes

Developing Excellent Care for People Living with Dementia in Care Homes

Caroline Baker

The award-winning PEARL programme has been proven to dramatically increase the wellbeing of people with dementia living in care homes. This concise and accessible guide describes the key criteria of the programme, and explains how dementia care practitioners and managers can implement them in their own care homes to achieve excellence. more »

November 2014, Paperback: £16.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-467-6, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 208pp

Keywords: adult protection, adults, Alzheimer's disease, carers, communication, dementia, nursing, nutrition, older people, pain management, person-centred, residential care, risk assessment, social care

Coming soon! Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder) and Long-Term Relationships

Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder) and Long-Term Relationships

Fully Revised and Updated with DSM-5® Criteria
2nd edition

Ashley Stanford

Fully updated for DSM-5, the new edition of Ashley Stanford's bestselling book continues to offer invaluable relationship guidance to couples where one or both partners are on the autism spectrum. By exploring Asperger/ASD traits step-by-step, the book emphasizes the value of understanding and offers solutions that have worked for other couples. more »

October 2014, Paperback: £14.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-773-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, autism spectrum disorders, communication, counselling, disability, emotions, families, high functioning autism, psychology, relationships, sexuality, social skills

Coming soon! Decoding Dating

Decoding Dating

A Guide to the Unwritten Social Rules of Dating for Men with Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder)

John Miller

Decoding the complicated social etiquette of dating, this book is full of great advice for men with Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder) who want to get out on the dating scene. Offering practical guidance and words of warning, the book demystifies the more baffling aspects of dating and how to take the step from dating to a relationship. more »

October 2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-780-6, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 224pp

Keywords: adults, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, autism spectrum disorders, communication, emotions, high functioning autism, relationships, sex education, sexuality, social skills

Coming soon! The Green Zone Conversation Book

The Green Zone Conversation Book

Finding Common Ground in Conversation for Children on the Autism Spectrum

Joel Shaul

In conversation, children on the autism spectrum often struggle to select topics of interest to others. Many have strong, narrow interests and feel compelled to introduce these subjects when they talk. more »

October 2014, Hardback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-759-2, 216mm x 279.4mm / 8.5in x 11in, 96pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, autism spectrum disorders, child development, children, communication, education, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, parenting, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

Coming soon! Online Safety for Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum

Online Safety for Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum

A Parent's and Carer's Guide

Nicola Lonie

Children and teens with autism are particularly vulnerable to online dangers and this practical handbook explains how you can help your child to navigate websites, chat rooms and social media safely. Advice is given on key concerns such as parental control, social networking, grooming, cyberbullying, internet addiction and hacking. more »

October 2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-454-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 128pp

Keywords: addiction, adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, autism spectrum disorders, bullying, carers, children, communication, families, high functioning autism, life skills, parenting, safeguarding children, social skills, teenagers, youthwork

Coming soon! Sensory Stories for Children and Teens with Special Educational Needs

Sensory Stories for Children and Teens with Special Educational Needs

A Practical Guide

Joanna Grace

Sensory Stories are an effective tool for teaching and communicating with children with PMLD, autism, and other special educational needs. This useful book explains how sensory stimulation can aid development and provides a wealth of resources for using Sensory Stories at home, in the classroom, and advice on adapting and creating new stories. more »

October 2014, Paperback: £19.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-484-3, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 240pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, autism spectrum disorders, child development, children, communication, creative therapies, disability, education, intellectual disabilities, nonverbal learning disabilities, sensory issues, sensory stimulation, special education, storymaking

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, 384pp

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

Coming soon! Essential Listening Skills for Busy School Staff

Essential Listening Skills for Busy School Staff

What to Say When You Don't Know What to Say

Nick Luxmoore

This accessible guide helps school staff members with the difficult issue of how to effectively listen and respond to pupils and staff in need of support. It covers questions such as 'what if I don't know what to say?'
- 'what if I don't have time?' and 'what about confidentiality?'
- as well as helping with issues such as bullying and self-harm. more »

September 2014, Paperback: £10.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-565-9, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 96pp

Keywords: children, communication, counselling, educational psychology, educational training, mainstream education, pastoral care, special education, teenagers, youthwork

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, 240pp

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! Tackling Selective Mutism

Tackling Selective Mutism

A Guide for Professionals and Parents

Edited by Benita Rae Smith and Alice Sluckin

In this definitive guide to selective mutism the latest research and understanding are consolidated in chapters from experts in the fields of speech therapy, psychology, music therapy and education and communication. It includes helpful information on the various treatment and therapeutic options with illustrative case studies. more »

September 2014, Paperback: £19.99/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-393-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: adolescence, alternative therapies, anxiety, autism spectrum disorders, child development, child psychology, children, communication, complementary therapies, counselling, creative therapies, education, mainstream education, mental health, music therapy, pastoral care, psychology, school phobia, self esteem, social work, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

Coming soon! Can I tell you about having a Stroke?

Can I tell you about having a Stroke?

A guide for friends, family and professionals

Lisa Taylor and Swee Hong Chia
Illustrated by Katie Stanton

Fred invites readers to learn about what it is like to have a stroke, explaining what a stroke is and how family members, carers and friends can help support someone with the various challenges they may face after having a stroke. This illustrated book will be ideal for anyone who knows someone who's had a stroke, from child to adult. more »

August 2014, Paperback: £8.99/ $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-495-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 72pp

Keywords: adults, brain injury, carers, communication, disability, families, health care, life skills, movement, nursing, occupational therapy, older people, social work, speech and language therapy, supported living

Coming soon! The Compassionate Practitioner

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, 136pp

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! 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 »

July 2014, Paperback: £41.66 + VAT = £49.99/ $79.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-981-7, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 496pp

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! 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 »

2014, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-384-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

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

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