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Asperger's Syndrome and Mindfulness

Asperger's Syndrome and Mindfulness

Taking Refuge in the Buddha

Chris Mitchell

Mitchell draws parallels between his own journey towards personhood through AS and the spiritual tenants of Theravada Buddhism, as outlined in the Eightfold Path, a guide to personal development. He takes the reader through key beliefs of Theravada Buddhism showing how practices such as Insight Meditation can lead to resolution of these feelings. more »

2008, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-686-9, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, spirituality, theology

Challenges to the Human Rights of People with Intellectual Disabilities

Challenges to the Human Rights of People with Intellectual Disabilities

Edited by Frances Owen and Dorothy Griffiths

This book provides a multidisciplinary examination of human rights and the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. It combines historical, psychological, philosophical, social, educational, medical and legal perspectives to form a unique and insightful account of the subject. more »

2008, Paperback: £35.00/ $55.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-590-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: advocacy, disability, disability law, intellectual disabilities, law, social policy, social work, social work law

Supporting Young Parents

Supporting Young Parents

Pregnancy and Parenthood among Young People from Care

Elaine Chase, Ian Warwick, Abigail Knight and Peter Aggleton

This book draws on authoritative research into the reasons for and experiences of pregnancy and parenthood among young people from local authority care. It questions the assumptions that early parenthood always limits young people's choices and opportunities and examines the types of support most likely to enable successful parenting. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-525-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: adoption, child protection, fostering, parenting, social care, social work

Therapeutic Relationships with Offenders

Therapeutic Relationships with Offenders

An Introduction to the Psychodynamics of Forensic Mental Health Nursing

Edited by Anne Aiyegbusi and Jenifer Clarke-Moore

For those working in prolonged clinical contact with offenders, the nurse-patient relationship can be emotionally intense and sometimes difficult to express. This book attempts to understand and articulate the emotional labour of forensic nursing and explores the challenge of establishing and maintaining therapeutic relationships with offenders. more »

2008, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-949-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: forensic psychiatry, forensic psychotherapy, mental health, nursing, offenders, psychiatry, psychology, therapeutic communities

Understanding Care Homes

Understanding Care Homes

A Research and Development Perspective

Edited by Katherine Froggatt, Sue Davies and Julienne Meyer

This book draws together a range of research and development initiatives that emphasise the importance of partnership working, and of enabling older people and their families to maintain the highest quality of life. The book investigates how research and development can be undertaken to provide better care for the resident and their family. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-553-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: adult protection, Alzheimer's disease, carers, dementia, families, nursing, older people, residential care, social care

Asperger Syndrome and Employment

Asperger Syndrome and Employment

What People with Asperger Syndrome Really Really Want

Sarah Hendrickx

Looking at expectations, motivations, working conditions and more, Hendrickx explores the reasons why work doesn't work for many people with Asperger Syndrome and how to resolve these issues. Featuring personal stories from those with AS, the book highlights successful scenarios and provides suggestions for employers and those in search of work. more »

2008, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-677-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 152pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, employment, occupational therapy

A Book About What Autism Can Be Like

A Book About What Autism Can Be Like

Sue Adams

Chris and Andrew are here to help people understand the experiences of a child with autism, and how others can help by understanding how they are different, and recognising their unique talents. This fully-illustrated book is targeted at boys and girls aged 5+, and also serves as an excellent starting point for family and classroom discussions. more »

2008, Paperback: £8.99/ $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-940-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 48pp

Keywords: autism, child psychology, children, educational psychology, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, parenting, sensory issues, social skills, special education, speech and language therapy

A Creative Guide to Exploring Your Life

A Creative Guide to Exploring Your Life

Self-Reflection Using Photography, Art, and Writing

Graham Gordon Ramsay and Holly Barlow Sweet

A Creative Guide to Exploring Your Life brims with imaginative exercises and examples that use the power of photography, art, and writing as tools for self-discovery. Exercises are accompanied by searching questions for self-reflection, and are complemented by examples of each exercise to provoke ideas and inspiration. more »

2008, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-892-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: art therapy, child protection, counselling, creative therapies, education, expressive therapies, interdisciplinary arts therapies, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, storymaking

Early Psychosocial Interventions in Dementia

Early Psychosocial Interventions in Dementia

Evidence-Based Practice

Edited by Esme Moniz-Cook and Jill Manthorpe

This comprehensive guide covers everything from the symptoms and diagnosis of dementia to community and residential care options, support for carers, ethical and legal considerations, end of life decisions and the latest research and treatment options. It will demystify the condition and be an invaluable resource for relatives and professionals. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-683-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keyword: dementia

Hints and Tips for Helping Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Hints and Tips for Helping Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Useful Strategies for Home, School, and the Community

Dion E. Betts and Nancy J. Patrick

If you have a child on the autism spectrum who struggles with the challenges of daily life, then this book is for you! The book is peppered with vignettes and stories of real-life situations and successes, and offers clever ideas for tackling everyday difficulties, such as bathing, bedtime, school trips, and selecting the right child minder. more »

2008, Paperback: £12.99/ $20.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-896-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, dyspraxia, education, families, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, parenting, sensory issues, special education

How to Make Your Care Home Fun

How to Make Your Care Home Fun

Simple Activities for People of All Abilities

Kenneth Agar

This book examines the need for activities for elderly people in care and offers a practical programme of entertaining activities that can be used in nursing and residential homes, day centres, rehabilitation centres and hospices. As well as suggesting a programme of activities, it also advocates that 'activity nursing' should be integral to care. more »

2008, Paperback: £14.99/ $23.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-952-5, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp

Keywords: carers, community care, creative therapies, dementia, nursing, occupational therapy, older people, residential care, social care, social work

Liam Goes Poo in the Toilet

Liam Goes Poo in the Toilet

A Story about Trouble with Toilet Training

Jane Whelen Banks

Liam Goes Poo in the Toilet illustrates the relationship between eating and excreting. It provides visual instructions on how to "relax and push". After much fanfare, Liam finally masters going 'poo' in the toilet, and both he and Mum bask in the glory of a job well done. more »

2008, Hardback: £6.99/ $12.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-900-6, 160mm x 180mm / 6.25in x 7in, 32pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, fiction, inclusive classroom, sensory issues, special education

Liam Knows What To Do When Kids Act Snitty

Liam Knows What To Do When Kids Act Snitty

Coping When Friends are Tactless

Jane Whelen Banks

In Liam Knows What to do When Kids Act Snitty, lovable Liam finds out why his amazing feats of greatness are sometimes met with snide or snitty responses. He learns that when kids are snitty, it does not mean they don't like you, or that your tricks are boring, but that they haven't yet learnt how to be gracious and polite. more »

2008, Hardback: £6.99/ $12.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-902-0, 160mm x 180mm / 6.25in x 7in, 32pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, fiction, inclusive classroom, social skills, special education

Adults on the Autism Spectrum Leave the Nest

Adults on the Autism Spectrum Leave the Nest

Achieving Supported Independence

Nancy Perry

This book shows that with appropriate lifelong care, it is possible for those with neurodevelopmental disabilities to achieve supported independence and fulfilling adult lives. It provides a guide for parents on how to prepare their children for adulthood, and describes in detail the kinds of services people with ASDs need to live independently. more »

2008, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-904-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, employment, occupational therapy, parenting, supported living

Liam Says "Hi"

Liam Says "Hi"

Learning to Greet a Friend

Jane Whelen Banks

In Liam Says "Hi" Liam manages to overcome his shyness and complete the steps necessary when greeting a friend at the front door. Vibrant, colourful and lively, this book's positive messages and advice are ideal for young children wanting to understand social situations or how friendships work. more »

2008, Hardback: £6.99/ $12.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-901-3, 160mm x 180mm / 6.25in x 7in, 32pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, fiction, inclusive classroom, social skills, special education

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