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New! Visual Supports for Visual Thinkers

Visual Supports for Visual Thinkers

Practical Ideas for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Special Educational Needs

Lisa Rogers

This book is packed with effective visual tools to assist in the education of students with special education needs. It covers how the classroom environment is laid out, schedules and time planning aids, different education approaches and the teaching of social rules and appropriate behavior. All the supports are explained with examples and photos. more »

2013, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-945-9, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 224pp

Keywords: adolescence, autism, challenging behaviour, children, education, educational psychology, educational training, emotions, inclusive classroom, intellectual disabilities, social stories, special education, transitions

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

The Complete Guide to Creating a Special Needs Life Plan

The Complete Guide to Creating a Special Needs Life Plan

A Comprehensive Approach Integrating Life, Resource, Financial, and Legal Planning to Ensure a Brighter Future for a Person with a Disability

Hal Wright CFP®

This comprehensive guide explains how to create a life plan for an individual with special needs to ensure they have the best possible future. The author offers knowledgeable advice and practical information on creating circles of support, employment and residential options, government programs, financial and legal considerations, and much more. more »

2013, Paperback: £19.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-914-5, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 360pp

Keywords: adolescence, adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, bipolar disorder, cerebral palsy, disability, disability law, divorce, Down's syndrome, education, employment, families, higher education, housing, intellectual disabilities, law, life skills, mental illness, parenting, person-centred, residential care, supported living, transitions

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

How People with Autism Grieve, and How to Help

How People with Autism Grieve, and How to Help

An Insider Handbook

Deborah Lipsky

The book is an honest, first-hand account of how people with autism deal with the loss of someone in their life. It explores how people with autism feel and express the loss and how they come to terms with their grief, offering practical advice to parents and carers on how best to support someone with autism during these difficult times. more »

2013, Paperback: £12.99/ $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-954-1, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, bereavement, counselling, death, emotions, families, grief, high functioning autism, suicide, trauma

Japanese Holistic Face Massage

Japanese Holistic Face Massage

Rosemary Patten

Japanese holistic face massage is based on the Chinese system of medicine and was originally used by geisha girls to maintain a youthful complexion. A comprehensive introductory guide, this book explains how to carry out the massage and explores the therapeutic benefits of this type of treatment. more »

2013, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-122-8, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 144pp

Keywords: alternative therapies, bodywork, Chinese medicine, complementary therapies, emotions, face diagnosis, health care, massage, meridians, prana, Qi

No Matter What

No Matter What

An Adoptive Family's Story of Hope, Love and Healing

Sally Donovan

No Matter What is the uplifting true story of an ordinary couple's journey from a diagnosis of infertility to their decision to adopt two children who suffered abuse in their early life. By turns heart-rending, inspiring and hilarious, Sally and Rob's story offers a rare insight into the world of adoptive parents. more »

2013, Paperback: £9.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-431-7, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 352pp

Keywords: adoption, children, counselling, families, infertility, memoirs, parenting, social work

Puppetry in Dementia Care

Puppetry in Dementia Care

Connecting through Creativity and Joy

Karrie Marshall

This book demonstrates how puppetry and associated art forms such as singing and story-telling can be used to nurture and support connections with people with dementia. Strategies for using puppetry in daily care are suggested and step-by-step instructions for making the puppets are included. more »

2013, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-392-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 264pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, arts therapies, carers, communication, creative therapies, creativity, dementia, nursing, occupational therapy, older people, person-centred, relationships, residential care, storymaking

Teach Me With Pictures

Teach Me With Pictures

40 Fun Picture Scripts to Develop Play and Communication Skills in Children on the Autism Spectrum

Simone Griffin, Ruth Harris and Linda Hodgdon
Illustrated by Ralph Butler

An easy-to-use resource for professionals and parents, this book is full of fun and practical ideas to help motivate and extend communication and play skills in children with autism with the support of pictures. It contains 40 visual scripts across a range of different activities such as drawing, cooking, imaginative play, and life skills. more »

2013, Paperback: £18.77 + VAT = £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-201-6, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 168pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, augmentative communication, autism, child development, child psychology, communication, early intervention, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, life skills, literacy, mainstream education, occupational therapy, play, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

Activities for Older People in Care Homes

Activities for Older People in Care Homes

A Handbook for Successful Activity Planning

Sarah Crockett

When tasked with providing activities for older people in care, it can be difficult to know where to begin. What constitutes an activity? How can you make sure activities are positive and person-centred? What can you actually do? Offering advice, encouragement and a wealth of practical suggestions, this is an indispensable companion for carers. more »

2013, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-429-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, carers, creativity, dementia, nursing, older people, person-centred, residential care, sensory stimulation, social care

Autism and Spirituality

Autism and Spirituality

Psyche, Self and Spirit in People on the Autism Spectrum

Olga Bogdashina

Spirituality plays a vital role in the lives of many people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Drawing on interdisciplinary research as well as first-hand experiences of people with ASD, Olga Bogdashina shows how people with ASD experience their inner worlds and sense of self, and how this shapes the spiritual dimension of their lives. more »

2013, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-285-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, counselling, pastoral care, practical theology, psychology, religious education, spirituality, theology

Bump 2 Baby

Bump 2 Baby

A Young Person's Guide to Pregnancy

Paul McCabe
With Birmingham Youth Service

You're pregnant – congratulations! You may be surprised, excited or anxious; whatever you're feeling, this colourful, easy to use book is here to guide you through your pregnancy and birth. It's packed with information and advice for young mums on everything from staying healthy, dealing with feelings, scans, giving birth and life with the baby. more »

2013, Paperback: £8.99/ $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-416-4, 210mm x 148mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 80pp

Keywords: adolescence, children, counselling, education, families, health care, parenting, pastoral care, sex education, social work, teenagers, youthwork

Can I tell you about Dyslexia?

Can I tell you about Dyslexia?

A guide for friends, family and professionals

Alan M. Hultquist
Illustrated by Bill Tulp

Zoe invites readers to learn about dyslexia from her perspective, helping them to understand how dyslexia affects her daily life, why some tasks can be especially challenging for her, and how she can be helped. This illustrated book will be a helpful guide for family, friends, teachers and carers, and a great starting point for group discussions. more »

2013, Paperback: £7.99/ $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-952-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 56pp

Keywords: adolescence, child psychology, children, dyslexia, education, educational psychology, inclusive classroom, pastoral care, special education

Can I tell you about Stammering?

Can I tell you about Stammering?

A guide for friends, family and professionals

Sue Cottrell
Illustrated by Sophie Khan

Harry invites readers to learn about what it is like to stammer from his perspective and how it affects his daily life and makes him feel. He explains techniques he has learnt that can help reduce his stammering and describes how friends, family and those around him can help him feel at ease and reduce his stammer further. more »

2013, Paperback: £7.99/ $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-415-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 48pp

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

Understanding Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias

Understanding Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias

Brian Draper

In this comprehensive yet accessible guide, Brian Draper, a leading expert on Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, describes the symptoms, treatment and management of dementia. Covering everything from assessment and diagnosis to drug and psychosocial treatments, community and residential care options, assistive technology, support for families and other caregivers, ethical and legal... more »

2013, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-374-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, carers, community care, dementia, health care, nursing, occupational therapy, older people, psychiatry, residential care, social care, social work

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