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Understanding Intensive Interaction

Understanding Intensive Interaction

Context and Concepts for Professionals and Families

Graham Firth, Ruth Berry and Cath Irvine

This compendium offers a multidisciplinary perspective to intensive interaction, bringing together the authors' experience and research from different disciplines. Each chapter is devoted to an over-arching concept - including psychological theories of human behaviour, relationship building and maintenance and social inclusion. more »

2010, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-982-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp
Yoga Therapy for Every Special Child

Yoga Therapy for Every Special Child

Meeting Needs in a Natural Setting

Nancy Williams
Illustrated by Leslie White

Yoga therapy is gaining rapid recognition as a treatment that can improve the physical and mental wellbeing of children with a variety of complex needs. This book contains a specially-designed yoga program for use with children of all abilities, and provides parents and professionals with the knowledge they need to carry out the therapy themselves. more »

2010, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-027-6, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 208pp
Rights, Risk and Restraint-Free Care of Older People

Rights, Risk and Restraint-Free Care of Older People

Person-Centred Approaches in Health and Social Care

Edited by Rhidian Hughes

This book provides health and social care professionals with an authoritative reading resource on the ethics and use of restraint. It provides an overview of the different forms of restraint, the conditions under which they are used, and their implications for the health and wellbeing of older people. more »

2009, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-958-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp
Substance Misuse

Substance Misuse

The Implications of Research, Policy and Practice

Edited by Joy Barlow

Substance misuse and its pervasive problems is a constant challenge for social work, health and related professionals today. It is paramount that professionals remain up-to-date on current issues and their responsibilities. Based on research and evidence, this book provides a sound basis for grounded and innovative practice. more »

2009, Paperback: £22.99/ $37.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-696-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp
Writers on the Spectrum

Writers on the Spectrum

How Autism and Asperger Syndrome have Influenced Literary Writing

Julie Brown

Some of the world's most celebrated authors indicate signs of autism and AS. Through analysis of biographies, autobiographies, letters and diaries, Professor Julie Brown identifies literary talents who display characteristics of Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and uncovers the similarities in their writing that suggest atypical, autistic brains. more »

2009, Paperback: £34.99/ $55.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-913-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp
The Adolescent and Adult Neuro-diversity Handbook

The Adolescent and Adult Neuro-diversity Handbook

Asperger Syndrome, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Related Conditions

Sarah Hendrickx
With a contribution from Claire Salter

This is a handy first-reference point guide to the full range of developmental conditions as they affect adolescents and adults. A wide range of conditions are covered, including Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD, OCD, Tourette's and Anxiety Disorders. more »

2009, Paperback: £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-980-8, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 192pp
Body Intelligence

Body Intelligence

Creating a New Environment
2nd edition

Ged Sumner

Body Intelligence offers a new understanding of how the body works and leads the reader to a greater sense of wellbeing and an enriched sense of self. Experiential exercises, guided meditations and movements are provided throughout the book, helping the reader to develop improved levels of health and body intelligence. more »

2009, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-026-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp
Managing Family Meltdown

Managing Family Meltdown

The Low Arousal Approach and Autism

Linda Woodcock and Andrea Page

This book offers strategies to resolve common challenging behaviours using a low arousal approach – a non-aversive approach based on avoiding confrontation and reducing stress. It explains challenging behaviours, and offers guidance on how families can manage different types of challenging behaviour, such as physical aggression and self-injury. more »

2009, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-009-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp
A Non-Violent Resistance Approach with Children in Distress

A Non-Violent Resistance Approach with Children in Distress

A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Carmelite Avraham-Krehwinkel and David Aldridge

Parents, teachers and other professionals often struggle to know how to deal with disruptive, abusive or aggressive behaviour. This book addresses the urgent need for a realistic, practical and effective approach to dealing with severe disruptive behaviour in children and adolescents. more »

2009, Paperback: £17.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-484-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp
Arts Therapies in Schools

Arts Therapies in Schools

Research and Practice

Edited by Vicky Karkou

This book outlines the potential uses of music, art, drama and dance movement therapies in educational settings, and the contribution they have to make to the emotional and social development of children and adolescents. Drawing on international evidence, the book outlines a wide range of applications of arts therapies across a range of settings. more »

2009, Paperback: £25.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-633-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp
Choosing a School for a Child With Special Needs

Choosing a School for a Child With Special Needs

Ruth Birnbaum

From drawing up a list of possibilities and setting up a school visit, to asking the right questions and recording your opinions in order to make an informed decision, Choosing a School for a Child with Special Needs will guide you through this complex and stressful process with confidence and ease. more »

2009, Paperback: £15.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-987-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp
Disability and Child Sexual Abuse

Disability and Child Sexual Abuse

Lessons from Survivors' Narratives for Effective Protection, Prevention and Treatment

Martina Higgins and John Swain

Disability and Child Sexual Abuse examines the ways in which society marginalises, institutionalises and places disabled children in situations of unacceptable risk, and  how - as evidenced in the survivors' narratives - patterns of service delivery can contribute to the problem. more »

2009, Paperback: £22.99/ $38.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-563-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp
Introduction to Counselling Survivors of Interpersonal Trauma

Introduction to Counselling Survivors of Interpersonal Trauma

Christiane Sanderson

Victims of sexual and physical trauma can feel lost and disconnected from themselves and others. Christiane Sanderson's book explains how counsellors can restore connection to self and others, and facilitate recovery within a safe and supportive therapeutic relationship. more »

2009, Paperback: £22.50/ $37.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-962-4, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 320pp
Mental Health, Service User Involvement and Recovery

Mental Health, Service User Involvement and Recovery

Edited by Jenny Weinstein

As the momentum for personalisation and recovery approaches grows, service users are increasingly participating as partners in all aspects of health and social care delivery, policy-making and professional training. This book provides an overview of service user involvement in mental health, its origins and current practice and policy. more »

2009, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-688-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp
Motivate to Communicate!

Motivate to Communicate!

300 Games and Activities for Your Child with Autism

Simone Griffin and Dianne Sandler

This practical resource is brimming with exciting ideas and guidance for motivating children with autism and other communication difficulties. The clear, user-friendly format enables quick access to over 300 practical, fun-filled games and activities for developing your child's communication skills. more »

2009, Paperback: £12.99/ $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-041-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

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