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A Guide to Special Education Advocacy

A Guide to Special Education Advocacy

What Parents, Clinicians and Advocates Need to Know

Matthew Cohen

This book gives strategies for advocating for better provision of special education in schools. Cohen's insightful manual gives a practical vision of how a parent or a professional can become an advocate to achieve a more inclusive and rewarding education for the child with a disability. more »

2009, Paperback: £25.00/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-893-1, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 304pp

Keywords: advocacy, children, disability, disability law, families, parenting, special education

Managing Meltdowns

Managing Meltdowns

Using the S.C.A.R.E.D. Calming Technique with Children and Adults with Autism

Deborah Lipsky and Will Richards

Using the acronym S.C.A.R.E.D, this guide offers strategies and techniques that will be valuable to anyone in a first response position. The authors have created a training programme to explain the autistic experience and mindset, and guide the interventions of first responders to autistic individuals in crisis. more »

2009, Paperback: £9.99/ $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-908-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 80pp

Keywords: adults, anger management, challenging behaviour, children, communication, inclusive classroom, mental health, occupational therapy, parenting, special education, speech and language therapy

Meet Your Body

Meet Your Body

CORE Bodywork and Rolfing Tools to Release Bodymindcore Trauma

Noah Karrasch
Illustrated by Lovella Lindsey Norrell

Many of us hold on to old fears and stresses and allow them to frame our lives. This book shows how to relieve these problems and help you look and feel better on a profound level. Based on the idea that the body is composed of twenty-one main hinges, Meet Your Body shows how we can 'oil' and free these hinges, so we can feel healthy and happy. more »

2009, Paperback: £12.99/ $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-016-0, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 184pp

Keyword: bodywork

Transforming Tales

Transforming Tales

How Stories Can Change People

Rob Parkinson

This book reveals the true impact of stories on our lives and how stories can create feelings of hope, take away psychological distress and even stimulate the immune system. It contains over 90 short stories, and allows readers to understand the patterns storytellers use to captivate attention and how truths are often encapsulated in stories. more »

2009, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-974-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 336pp

Keywords: counselling, creative writing as therapy, psychology, psychotherapy, storymaking

Autism and Diet

Autism and Diet

What You Need to Know

Rosemary Kessick

Written by an autism expert who has witnessed in her own child the improvement that can be made through dietary intervention, this book offers a guide to the science behind the considerations; strategies for implementing a safe diet; a handy list of ingredients to be avoided; as well as a concise bank of essential resources and contacts. more »

2009, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-983-9, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 96pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, children, constipation, diet, families, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, parenting, reference, special education

Autism and Gastrointestinal Complaints

Autism and Gastrointestinal Complaints

What You Need to Know

Rosemary Kessick

This book summarises the symptoms often experienced and offers an explanation of the underlying medical condition, together with suggestions as to how to help reduce the child's suffering. The findings of the latest research are presented in an understandable way, with a glossary explaining some of the terms often used by medics in plain language. more »

2009, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-984-6, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 80pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, children, inclusive classroom, parenting, reference, special education

Bible Stories in Cockney Rhyming Slang

Bible Stories in Cockney Rhyming Slang

Keith Park

This innovative collection of Bible stories, written in cockney rhyming slang, is a fresh and fun approach to learning about the Bible. From Adam and Eve to the Resurrection, the book presents well-known stories in an original and accessible way for everybody to enjoy. more »

2009, Paperback: £6.99/ $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-933-4, 210mm x 210mm / 8.25in x 8.25in, 32pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, bible stories, dramatherapy, practical theology, psychodrama, special education, speech and language therapy, theology

The Carer's Cosmetic Handbook

The Carer's Cosmetic Handbook

Simple Health and Beauty Tips for Older Persons

Sharon Tay

This practical handbook is specifically designed to assist carers in looking after their clients' appearances as well as their health, providing a wealth of information on health and beauty care for older people. Throughout the book, Sharon Tay gives easy to follow instructions on appropriate cosmetic techniques. more »

2009, Paperback: £16.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-973-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: Alzheimer's disease, carers, dementia, emotions, health care, older people, residential care, social care, social policy, social work, supported living

Defying Disability

Defying Disability

The Lives and Legacies of Nine Disabled Leaders

Mary Wilkinson

This book tells the stories of nine disabled leaders who, by force of personality and concrete achievement, have made us think differently about disability. They share a common will to change society so that disabled people get a fair deal. It is based on extensive interviews with the subjects and people who know them. more »

2009, Paperback: £18.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-415-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: child protection, disability, memoirs, social policy, social work

Getting Your Kid on a Gluten-Free Casein-Free Diet

Getting Your Kid on a Gluten-Free Casein-Free Diet

Susan Lord

Written by a dietician and mother of a child who is thriving on a gluten-free casein-free diet, this guide covers everything from how to get your child on the diet, to meal plans, recipes and shopping lists. Lord offers sound nutritional advice on how to implement the diet correctly, without harming your child by omitting major nutrient groups. more »

2009, Paperback: £15.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-909-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, diet

Connecting through Music with People with Dementia

Connecting through Music with People with Dementia

A Guide for Caregivers

Robin Rio

This user-friendly book demonstrates how even simple sounds and movements can engage people with dementia, promoting relaxation and enjoyment. All that's needed to succeed is a love of music, and a desire to gain greater communication and interaction. The book provides practical advice on using music and includes a songbook of popular song choices. more »

2009, Paperback: £14.99/ $23.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-905-1, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp

Keywords: counselling, dementia, music therapy, older people, palliative care, psychiatry, social work

Life Story Books for Adopted Children

Life Story Books for Adopted Children

A Family Friendly Approach

Joy Rees
Illustrated by Jamie Goldberg

This concise book shows a new family-friendly way to compile a Life Story Book that promotes a sense of permanency for the child, and encourages attachments within the adoptive family. Joy Rees' improved model works chronologically backwards rather than forwards, aiming to reinforce the child's sense of security within the adoptive family. more »

2009, Paperback: £14.99/ $23.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-953-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 96pp

Keywords: adoption, child protection, children, children's rights, creative therapies, emotions, families, fostering, safeguarding children, social stories, social work

Taiji Jian 32-Posture Sword Form

Taiji Jian 32-Posture Sword Form

James Drewe

Written by an experienced teacher of Tàijíquan, this book provides a detailed description of the Jian (the sword), its parts and how it should be held. Using photographs and illustrations, the author gives step-by-step instructions for the main 13 applications including sword strokes, stances and footwork techniques. more »

2009, Paperback: £15.99/ $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-011-5, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 224pp

Keywords: tai chi, taiji jian, taiji quan

Art Therapy Exercises

Art Therapy Exercises

Inspirational and Practical Ideas to Stimulate the Imagination

Liesl Silverstone

This accessible book comprises a collection of 80 tried-and-tested exercises, with guidelines for applying them and advice for devising new ones. Liesl Silverstone offers a variety of exercises for a diverse and multicultural client base and some examples of working with adults with learning difficulties and children. more »

2009, Paperback: £16.99/ $27.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-695-1, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 112pp

Keywords: art therapy, counselling, occupational therapy, psychotherapy

Being White in the Helping Professions

Being White in the Helping Professions

Developing Effective Intercultural Awareness

Judy Ryde

In this reflective yet practical book, the author challenges white helping professionals to recognize their own cultural identity and the impact it has when practising in a multicultural environment. Ryde offers a model for 'white awareness' in a diverse society and offers advice on how to implement white awareness training in an organization. more »

2009, Paperback: £19.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-936-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: counselling, health care, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapy, race, social care, social work

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