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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

New! 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 »

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

New! 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 »

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

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! Been There. Done That. Try This!

Been There. Done That. Try This!

An Aspie's Guide to Life on Earth

Edited by Tony Attwood, Craig R. Evans and Anita Lesko

Been There. Done That. Try This! gathers a team of top Aspie mentors to pass along insights for successful living to the next generation. Temple Grandin, Liane Holliday Willey, and many others, offer advice on coping with key stressors including anxiety, self-esteem, careers, and friendship. Each chapter ends with commentary from Dr. Tony Attwood. more »

2014, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-964-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 352pp

Keywords: adults, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, bullying, careers, communication, counselling, depression, disability, emotions, employment, high functioning autism, life skills, memoirs, mental health, psychology, relationships, self esteem, sensory issues, social skills

New! 101 Tips for Parents of Children with Autism

101 Tips for Parents of Children with Autism

Effective Solutions for Everyday Challenges

Arnold Miller and Theresa Smith

Based on the principles of the Miller Method, this book is a practical, how-to guide filled with quick, effective tips for dealing with issues such as tantrums, inappropriate behaviour, lack of focus and communication, toilet training and developing friendships in children with autism. more »

2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-960-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 224pp

Keywords: augmentative communication, autism, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, communication, families, intellectual disabilities, life skills, movement, occupational therapy, parenting, play, resilience, sensory issues, sensory stimulation, social skills, speech and language pathology, toilet training

Personalised Learning for Young People with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties

Personalised Learning for Young People with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties

Andrew Colley

Challenging the notion that young people with profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) should be taught in a linear, target-driven way, this book presents an innovative model for creating learning opportunities to suit the needs and abilities of each student, within the constraints for formal curricula and even in large class settings. more »

2013, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-367-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 168pp

Keywords: adolescence, adults, autism, challenging behaviour, communication, disability, education, intellectual disabilities, nonverbal learning disabilities, sensory issues, special education, speech and language therapy, teenagers, transitions

The Asperkid's Launch Pad

The Asperkid's Launch Pad

Home Design to Empower Everyday Superheroes

Jennifer Cook O'Toole

This unique visually-led guide helps parents to prepare a home environment that supports the development of children with Asperger syndrome. Jennifer O'Toole gives readers a walk-through tour of the home, showing, room by room, how physical surroundings affect Asperkids and highlighting the learning opportunities in every space and object. more »

2013, Hardback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-931-2, 210mm x 210mm / 8.25in x 8.25in, 168pp

Keywords: adolescence, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, carers, child development, children, communication, creativity, families, high functioning autism, homeschooling, housing, life skills, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy, parenting, play, self esteem, sensory issues, sleep

Music, Language and Autism

Music, Language and Autism

Exceptional Strategies for Exceptional Minds

Adam Ockelford

This book explores why many children with autism are so captivated by music and how practitioners and parents can harness this to develop language skills. Through case studies, it displays how music can become a scaffold for language; allowing autistic children to express their inner thoughts and feelings without resorting to destructive behaviour. more »

2013, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-197-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: autism, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, communication, education, giftedness, intellectual disabilities, music therapy, occupational therapy, pervasive developmental disorder, sensory issues, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

What Is It Like to Be Me?

What Is It Like to Be Me?

A Book About a Boy with Asperger's Syndrome

Alenka Klemenc
Illustrated by Urša Rožic

This charmingly illustrated book follows Greg, a young boy with Asperger's syndrome (AS), as he tells us all about the world as he sees and experiences it, from his love of batteries to the challenges he faces at school. With comprehensive sections for parents and professionals, the book helps increase awareness and understanding of AS. more »

2013, Hardback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-375-4, 216mm x 279.4mm / 8.5in x 11in, 96pp

Keywords: anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, communication, emotions, families, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, parenting, sensory issues, social skills, special education, transitions

The Early Identification of Autism Spectrum Disorders

The Early Identification of Autism Spectrum Disorders

A Visual Guide

Patricia O'Brien Towle

This unique visual guide aims to equip readers with the skills to recognise ASD in very young children. It provides a systematic framework for understanding the complex nature of ASD. Each chapter focuses on a different area of development and uses photographs to illustrate and enhance understanding of core autism behaviors. more »

2013, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-329-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 160pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, communication, disability, early intervention, high functioning autism, pervasive developmental disorder, reference, sensory issues, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

Secrets to Success for Professionals in the Autism Field

Secrets to Success for Professionals in the Autism Field

An Insider's Guide to Understanding the Autism Spectrum, the Environment and Your Role

Gunilla Gerland

Writing from an insider's perspective and an autism professional, Gerland offers original explanations of the characteristics of autism, showing how to discover the root cause of behaviours that are challenging, not just how to manage them superficially. She explains how to overcome common pitfalls to build more effective working relationships. more »

2012, Paperback: £19.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-370-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 384pp

Keywords: adults, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, child development, children, communication, counselling, developmental coordination disorder, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, life skills, mainstream education, mental health, occupational therapy, person-centred, personal hygiene, psychology, self esteem, sensory issues, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy, transitions

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

What Men with Asperger Syndrome Want to Know About Women, Dating and Relationships

What Men with Asperger Syndrome Want to Know About Women, Dating and Relationships

Maxine Aston

Many Asperger men are confused and bewildered by women, dating and relationships and find it hard to know how to get it right. This practical handbook provides many of the answers to their key questions about women and dating, helping them to understand how to have successful relationships. more »

2012, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-269-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: adults, anger management, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, bullying, cognitive behavioural therapy, communication, counselling, depression, disability, emotions, families, high functioning autism, life skills, mental health, obsessive compulsive disorder, parenting, psychology, psychotherapy, relationships, resilience, self esteem, sensory issues, sex education, sexuality, social skills

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