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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! 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! 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: £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

New! Can I tell you about Autism?

Can I tell you about Autism?

A guide for friends, family and professionals

Jude Welton
Illustrated by Jane Telford

Tom invites readers to learn about autism from his perspective in this beautifully-illustrated book, suitable for readers aged 7 and upwards. He explains the challenges he faces with issues such as social communication, sensory overload and changes in his routine and describes all the ways he can be helped and supported by those around him. more »

2014, Paperback: £8.99/ $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-453-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 64pp

Keywords: autism, challenging behaviour, child psychology, children, communication, disability, education, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, parenting, pastoral care, PSHE, sensory issues, social stories, transitions

New! The Writer's Key

The Writer's Key

Introducing Creative Solutions for Life

Gillie Bolton

The Writer's Key introduces creative writing as a tool for self-reflection and personal and professional development. It provides strategies and inspiration for getting started, continuing despite hesitations and for getting the most out of writing, and includes success stories from personal and professional writers. more »

2013, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-475-1, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 168pp

Keywords: communication, complementary therapies, counselling, creative therapies, creative writing as therapy, creativity, emotions, expressive therapies, fiction, mental health, occupational therapy, pastoral care, psychology, psychotherapy, relationships, self esteem, storymaking, trauma

From Like to Love for Young People with Asperger's Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder)

From Like to Love for Young People with Asperger's Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder)

Learning How to Express and Enjoy Affection with Family and Friends

Tony Attwood and Michelle Garnett

Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) often find it difficult to express like or love for someone. This book, by the leading experts, addresses this issue in practical terms, providing carefully created activities in which parents can help a child with ASD to develop their ability to understand affection and to express it appropriately. more »

2013, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-436-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, autism spectrum disorders, child psychology, cognitive behavioural therapy, communication, emotions, high functioning autism, parenting, pastoral care, psychology, relationships

CBT to Help Young People with Asperger's Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder) to Understand and Express Affection

CBT to Help Young People with Asperger's Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder) to Understand and Express Affection

A Manual for Professionals

Tony Attwood and Michelle Garnett

The authors provide CBT programme for use by professionals to address the difficulty children and young people with Autism Spectrum Disorders have in expressing, experiencing and enjoying affection appropriately with friends, family members and other adults. more »

2013, Paperback: £19.99/ $35.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-412-6, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 152pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, child psychology, cognitive behavioural therapy, communication, emotions, high functioning autism, parenting, pastoral care, psychology, relationships

How to Break Bad News to People with Intellectual Disabilities

How to Break Bad News to People with Intellectual Disabilities

A Guide for Carers and Professionals

Irene Tuffrey-Wijne

This book offers unique and adaptable guidelines that can be used by practitioners to ease the process of breaking bad news to people with intellectual disabilities. It provides effective tips and support that will help social workers, counsellors and caring professionals relay all types of bad news as sensitively and successfully as possible. more »

2012, Paperback: £14.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-280-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: adults, autism, bereavement, carers, communication, counselling, disability, grief, health care, intellectual disabilities, pastoral care, person-centred, pervasive developmental disorder, psychology, social care, social work, trauma

Finding Meaning in the Experience of Dementia

Finding Meaning in the Experience of Dementia

The Place of Spiritual Reminiscence Work

Elizabeth MacKinlay and Corinne Trevitt

This groundbreaking book reveals the findings of the first major study on spiritual reminiscence with people with dementia. The authors present evidence for the efficacy of spiritual reminiscence with this group, and drawing on examples demonstrate its many benefits, as revealed by the study. more »

2012, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-248-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Keywords: adults, carers, communication, dementia, nursing, older people, palliative care, pastoral care, person-centred, practical theology, spirituality

Raising Children with Asperger's Syndrome and High-functioning Autism

Raising Children with Asperger's Syndrome and High-functioning Autism

Championing the Individual

Yuko Yoshida M.D.
Illustrated by Jun'ichi Sato
Translated by Esther Sanders
Translated by Cathy Hirano

This practical companion provides concrete answers, explanations and advice so parents can understand their child's Asperger's and autism traits, and adapt their parenting style accordingly. It includes sections on ways to teach communication and social skills, where to find necessary support, and how to ensure the whole family can help each other. more »

2012, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-317-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, carers, child development, children, communication, education, families, high functioning autism, parenting, pastoral care, relationships, special education

Understanding Stammering or Stuttering

Understanding Stammering or Stuttering

A Guide for Parents, Teachers and Other Professionals

Elaine Kelman and Alison Whyte

This accessible book will shed light on the perplexing nature of stammers, enabling those who care for children affected to find answers and get the correct help. It offers techniques and exercises to build a child's confidence, address causes and alleviate symptoms, and gives advice for both school and social settings. more »

2012, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-268-9, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 128pp

Keywords: anxiety, child development, child psychology, children, cognitive behavioural therapy, communication, counselling, education, mental health, parenting, pastoral care, self esteem, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy, teenagers

Communicating with Children When a Parent is at the End of Life

Communicating with Children When a Parent is at the End of Life

Rachel Fearnley

An accessible guide to communicating with children when a parent is at the end of life. Covering types of communication, language, sharing appropriate information, barriers to effective communication and developing communication skills, it will help professionals to support children through the challenges of coping with parental terminal illness. more »

2012, Paperback: £21.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-234-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: bereavement, cancer, children, communication, counselling, death, education, families, grief, health care, nursing, palliative care, parenting, pastoral care, social work, teenagers, youthwork

Made for Good Purpose

Made for Good Purpose

What Every Parent Needs to Know to Help Their Adolescent with Asperger's, High Functioning Autism or a Learning Difference Become an Independent Adult

Michael P. McManmon

Filled with practical advice and useful techniques, this book helps parents support their child with Asperger's Syndrome to make the transition from adolescent to happy, confident, and engaged adult. With this essential guide, young Aspies can achieve independence and learn life-long skills for succeeding in college, work, relationships, and more. more »

2012, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-863-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: ADD, adolescence, anger management, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, autobiography, bullying, challenging behaviour, communication, education, educational psychology, emotions, further education, high functioning autism, higher education, life skills, nonverbal learning disabilities, parenting, pastoral care, self esteem, sensory issues, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, teenagers, transitions, violence, youthwork

A Practical Guide to Transformative Supervision for the Helping Professions

A Practical Guide to Transformative Supervision for the Helping Professions

Amplifying Insight

Nicki Weld

This book explores what is meant by transformative supervision and how it can be undertaken. It examines the key factors that contribute to the transformative function, such as the role of observation and questioning, the importance of working with emotions, and exploring intuition. more »

2011, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-254-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: careers, communication, counselling, emotions, health care, nursing, occupational therapy, pastoral care, probation, psychotherapy, relationships, social care, social work, supervision

Children with Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties and Communication Problems

Children with Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties and Communication Problems

There is Always a Reason
2nd edition

Melanie Cross

Children and young people with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties (SEBD) are far more likely to have communication problems than their peers. Exploring the ways in which children's language and emotional development are linked, Melanie Cross considers the reasons why behavioural and communication difficulties often occur together. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-129-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, child development, children, communication, pastoral care, social care, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

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