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A Source Book for Literacy Work

Perspective from the Grassroots

H S Bhola

Covering a wide range of literacy topics, including literacy planning, programme implementation and literacy evaluation, the emphasis of this book is on literacy work at the grassroots. The theory and research come from rural and urban settings around the world and refer to literacy work with a variety of different learners. more »

1994, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-263-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 218pp

Keyword: education

New! The Spark in the Machine

The Spark in the Machine

How the Science of Acupuncture Explains the Mysteries of Western Medicine

Dr Daniel Keown

Challenging those who believe acupuncture to bear no relation to Western medicine, this witty, accessible and highly original book shows how Chinese medicine can explain mysteries of the body and how an integration of Chinese and Western medicine can lead to a fuller understanding of how our bodies function. more »

2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-196-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Keywords: acupuncture, biomedical intervention, Chinese medicine, functional medicine, history of medicine, integrative medicine, meridians, nursing, Qi

Speak, Move, Play and Learn with Children on the Autism Spectrum

Speak, Move, Play and Learn with Children on the Autism Spectrum

Activities to Boost Communication Skills, Sensory Integration and Coordination Using Simple Ideas from Speech and Language Pathology and Occupational Therapy

Lois Jean Brady, America X Gonzalez, Maciej Zawadzki and Corinda Presley
Illustrated by Byron Roy James

This practical resource explains how to use simple ideas from speech and language pathology and occupational therapy to boost communication, sensory integration and coordination in children on the autism spectrum. For use in the classroom or home, and in community settings, it contains easy-to-follow goal-oriented activities and lesson plans. more »

2012, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-872-8, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 176pp

Keywords: augmentative communication, autism, child development, children, communication, education, intellectual disabilities, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy, parenting, sensory issues, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

Speaking about the Unspeakable

Speaking about the Unspeakable

Non-Verbal Methods and Experiences in Therapy with Children

Edited by Dennis McCarthy

Life's most pivotal experiences, both good and bad, can be truly expressed via the language of the imagination. Through creativity and play, children are free to articulate their emotions indirectly. Here, the contributors describe a wide variety of non-verbal therapeutic techniques, illustrating their descriptions with moving case studies. more »

2008, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-879-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: art therapy, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, counselling, creative therapies, play therapy, social work

Speaking of Dying

Speaking of Dying

A Practical Guide to Using Counselling Skills in Palliative Care

Louis Heyse-Moore

Heyse-Moore draws on his wealth of experience as a trained counsellor and palliative medicine specialist, he covers difficult subjects such as breaking the news of terminal illness to a patient, euthanasia and the effect of working with patients on carers. This hands-on guide will be an invaluable companion to anyone working in palliative care. more »

2008, Paperback: £18.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-678-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: bereavement, counselling, dementia, health care, mental health, older people, palliative care, practical theology, spirituality

Speaking Up

Speaking Up

A Plain Text Guide to Advocacy 4-volume set

John Tufail and Kate Lyon

Advocacy for people with disabilities is about empowering people - gaining rights for individuals, access to services, inclusion in society and their own voice. Speaking Up is a set of four guide books designed to give people with a disability the knowledge and advice needed to approach self-advocacy with confidence. more »

2007, Set: £49.99/ $79.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-474-2, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in

Keywords: advocacy, counselling, disability, social work, special education

A Special Book About Me

A Special Book About Me

A Book for Children Diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome

Josie Santomauro
Illustrated by Carla Marino

Intended as a support tool in the initial period after diagnosis, this book addresses questions or concerns that the child might have, such as 'What are the characteristics of AS?', and 'What happens now?'. Also included are poems, stories, illustrations and activities to help them come to terms with and move forward from a diagnosis of AS. more »

2009, Paperback: £5.99/ $9.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-655-5, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 32pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, families, health care, inclusive classroom, parenting, special education

Special Brothers and Sisters

Special Brothers and Sisters

Stories and Tips for Siblings of Children with Special Needs, Disability or Serious Illness

Edited by Annette Hames and Monica McCaffrey

This is a collection of real-life accounts from the siblings of children with special needs, disability or serious illness, ranging from 3 - 18 years old. They explain, in their own words, what it's like to live with their siblings. These stories come with related tips to help siblings deal with some of the things that happen in their family lives. more »

2005, Paperback: £10.99/ $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-383-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 96pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, child protection, children, disability, Down's syndrome, dyspraxia, emotions, high functioning autism, nonverbal learning disabilities, parenting, tics, tourettes

Special Diets for Special Kids

Understanding and Implementing Special Diets to Aid in the Treatment of Autism and Related Developmental Disorders

Lisa Lewis

Lewis explains how and why to implement a dietary intervention strategy for children and adults with autism. Drawing on her own success with removing gluten and casein from her son's diet, she answers the questions parents and professionals may have about choosing a dietary intervention. She provides over 150 recipes to get started on the diet. more »

1999, Paperback: £22.00
ISBN: 9781885477446, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 252pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, diet, families, parenting

A Special Kind of Brain

A Special Kind of Brain

Living with Nonverbal Learning Disability

Nancy Russell Burger

This warm and accessible book offers advice on subjects ranging across diagnosis and therapy, children's interaction with each other, suitable activities for a child with NLD and how to discuss NLD with children. An essential guide, this book will reassure, advise and inform parents and professionals who work with children with NLD. more »

2004, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-762-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: children, inclusive classroom, nonverbal learning disabilities, parenting, special education

Special Talents, Special Needs

Drama for People with Learning Disabilities

Ian McCurrach and Barbara Darnley

This is a handbook for teachers and facilitators working with people with learning disabilities who are interested in creative expression through drama. Based on their considerable experience working with the Strathcona Theatre Company, Ian McCurrach and Barbara Darnley have created a step-by-step guide to running a drama group. more »

1999, Paperback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-561-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: creative therapies, dramatherapy, intellectual disabilities

Specialist Support Approaches to Autism Spectrum Disorder Students in Mainstream Settings

Specialist Support Approaches to Autism Spectrum Disorder Students in Mainstream Settings

Sally Hewitt

This comprehensive guide is bursting with achievable teaching strategies for those involved with ASD students in the school environment. Hewitt shows that providing specialist support in schools enables students with ASDs and associated behavioural difficulties to become more included in pre-school, primary and secondary mainstream classes. more »

2004, Paperback: £14.99/ $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-290-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 128pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, education, educational psychology, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, special education

A Spectrum of Light

A Spectrum of Light

Inspirational Interviews with Families Affected by Autism

Francesca Bierens

Over a period of fourteen years the author interviewed ten families of children on the autism spectrum. This book records their answers: how they felt, how they coped, and what gave them strength and solace. Each family discusses how they reacted when they found out their child had autism, and their feelings leading up to diagnosis. more »

2009, Paperback: £16.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-013-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, memoirs, parenting

Speech in Action

Speech in Action

Interactive Activities Combining Speech Language Pathology and Adaptive Physical Education

America X Gonzalez, Lois Jean Brady and Jim Elliott

Speech in Action is an innovative approach to learning that combines simple techniques from speech and language pathology with physical exercises that have been designed to meet the individual child's particular needs and abilities. This practical workbook describes the approach, and contains 90 fully-photocopiable lesson plans. more »

2011, Paperback: £21.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-846-9, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 160pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, communication, dance and movement therapy, disability, education, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy, parenting, pastoral care, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

Stories and Activities for Teachers, Parents and Professionals

Stories and Activities for Teachers, Parents and Professionals

Stories and Activities for Teachers, Parents and Professionals

Mal Leicester
Illustrated by Taryn Shrigley-Wightman

This book provides stories that promote disability awareness among children aged 4-11 about universal issues such as fear, loss, feeling 'different', bullying, friendship and emotional growth. They provide a safe environment for young children to discuss painful emotions and a tool for understanding the experiences of disabled children. more »

2006, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-390-5, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 160pp

Keywords: disability, education, fiction, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, self esteem, social care, social work, special education

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